De Jesus was released from his minor-league contract by the Twins on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
De Jesus has spent the year in the high minors in the Twins' and White Sox's systems but hasn't done much of note, hitting .235/.337/.325 in 52 games. The 32-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2016.
De Jesus agreed to a minor-league contract with Minnesota on Thursday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
De Jesus was bought out of his independent league contract by the White Sox at the beginning of May, and he put together a .238/.347/.317 slash line over 22 contests before being issued his release. He'll aim for a better result with the Twins, and he'll report to Double-A Pensacola after putting pen to paper.
The White Sox purchased De Jesus' contract from the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League on Tuesday.
De Jesus appeared in 10 games with the Ducks prior to joining the White Sox, slashing .306/.409/.333 with five RBI and a 7:4 BB:K in those contests. The veteran utility man, who owns a career .242/.303/.327 triple-slash across parts of four major-league seasons (228 games), figures to serve as organizational depth.
De Jesus signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
After playing in 180 games at the major-league level the previous two seasons, De Jesus didn't appear in a single game for the Brewers in 2017 as the shortstop spent the entire year with Triple-A Colorado Springs. During that time, he slashed .345/.407/.488 with seven home runs and 65 RBI, and should be able to provide a little extra depth to the Red Sox's infield if needed this upcoming season.
De Jesus has not received any other MLB offers and expects to begin the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
De Jesus pursued other offers after being left off the Brewers' Opening Day roster, but there were no major-league opportunities available to him. The shortstop is coming off a hot spring performance in which he posted a .429 average and a 1.031 OPS over 27 games, a trend he will hope to continue in the hitter-friendly confines of Colorado Springs.
De Jesus was informed Tuesday that he did not make the Brewers' Opening Day roster, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Despite posting a gaudy .409 average (18-for-44) over 22 Cactus League games this spring, the Brewers ultimately decided to leave De Jesus off the 25-man roster. He'll likely open the season in the hitter-friendly environment of Triple-A Colorado Springs if he doesn't land an MLB opportunity in the next 48 to 72 hours.
De Jesus signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training.
He played in 104 games for the Reds last year, grading out as a replacement-level player (0.1 fWAR). De Jesus can play all four infield positions, which is what makes him appealing in a real life sense, but he has a career 71 wRC+ in 545 plate appearances, making him unappealing in fantasy. Look for him to start the year at Triple-A.
De Jesus was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
De Jesus was on the major league roster the entire year, but he only acted as a reserve utility player for the bulk of the season. With younger players waiting in the upper levels of the minors, the Reds decided to cast the 29-year-old off the 40-man roster, although given his major league experience, he very well could be back in the big leagues at some point in 2017.
De Jesus was added to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates in place of Zack Cozart (knee), MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.
De Jesus has not started since Tuesday, but he will do so Sunday with Cozart unable to go. De Jesus will hit eighth against Pirates starter Ryan Vogelsong.
De Jesus is in the lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Zack Cozart was scratched from the lineup with a bruised finger, so De Jesus will be playing shortstop and batting second in Tuesday's contest. De Jesus has played very little over the last 30 days but has held his own at the plate, going 9-for-31 (.290) in that time.
De Jesus is batting 8-for-20 in July with four strikeouts, no walks and two RBI.
Even with a hot month, the Reds utility infielder had just two starts and is not much more than the occasional pinch-hitter and defensive replacement.
De Jesus will start at first base and hit seventh for the Reds as they take on the Rangers on Wednesday.
De Jesus draws the start at first base as Joey Votto remains out with an illness. De Jesus has yet to do much with his playing time so far in 2016, hitting just .221 in 86 at-bats. He will be making his third appearance at first base this season.
De Jesus is in the lineup at first base against the Astros on Saturday.
With the DH rule in effect in Houston, De Jesus will make his second career start at first base as Joey Votto takes over the DH on Saturday. On the year, De Jesus is batting .232/.300/.317 with one home run and 12 RBI in 82 at-bats.
De Jesus is in the lineup and batting sixth for Wednesday's game against the Braves.
This marks De Jesus's first start since June 5 when he went 1-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. The 29-year-old doesn't bring much to the table offensively, as he is hitting just .230 with one home run and nine RBI in very limited playing time.
De Jesus is in the lineup and batting seventh for Wednesday's lineup against the Rockies.
With Brandon Phillips day-to-day with a foot injury, De Jesus will try to make the most of a rare start. The 29-year-old is batting .210 with one home run and seven RBI through 28 games this season.
De Jesus went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.
With a .190/.277/.276 line, Sunday's game was out of the norm for De Jesus. His main use to the Reds is his ability to play the infield or outfield when needed, but his performance at the plate is incredibly underwhelming, making it unlikely that De Jesus will see an increase in playing time in the near future. Rather, he'll continue to be thrown in from time to time as a substitute or get the occasional start if a teammate needs a rest day.
De Jesus hit a two-run shot, his first of the season, during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Mets.
The Reds padded their lead in the fourth with the blast from De Jesus, but were unable to hold on. The 28-year-old has not had much fantasy relevance, as he's hitting just .115 with the homer and four RBI this season. It would be best to avoid using him in all fantasy formats.
De Jesus is starting and batting eighth Sunday against the Cubs.
Zack Cozart is getting another day off on a day game following a night game. De Jesus is off to a terrible start, going 1-for-18.
De Jesus was a late add to Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies.
Brandon Phillips was a late scratch with a stomach virus, so De Jesus was called on less than an hour before the game. De Jesus could get another start at the keystone Thursday if Phillips is still under the weather.
De Jesus has been informed that he has made the Reds' Opening Day roster, along with Adam Duvall.
De Jesus got the nod over Tyler Holt, who was sent down on Wednesday.
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