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Twins' Andrew Bechtold: Becomes two-way player
Bechtold has been converted to a two-way player at Triple-A St. Paul and he will be used as a pitcher several days a week, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "He had the fastball, and we taught him a slider. The movement and velocity on the slider is exactly what we were looking for," said Saints pitching coach Pete Larson.
Bechtold reached 98 mph with his fastball during his first outing, the Pioneer Press reports. He's given up four runs in 1.2 innings over his first two appearances with two strikeouts and four walks. He's hitting .271 with seven home runs and a .818 OPS in 50 games as a batter. Bechtold's added versatility could help him make the major-league roster, but he may need a full season as a pitcher before the Twins consider him for the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Andrew Bechtold: Reassigned to minor-league camp
Bechtold was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Twins on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
Bechtold reached Triple-A for the first time toward the end of last season, and he slashed .220/.324/.373 across 136 plate appearances while there. The 26-year-old infielder will likely resume the 2023 season at that level after going just 1-for-23 at the plate during spring training.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 185 lbs|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|