Wilkins agreed to a minor-league deal with Minnesota on Thursday, Brandon Warne of The Athletic reports.
Wilkins joined the club last summer and appeared in 61 games for Double-A Chattanooga, slashing .254/.358/.474 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI. He may slide right back into his role with the Lookouts or return to the Triple-A level, where he's spent a majority of the past few years. In total, the 29-year-old has played in 43 big-league outings -- including 24 at-bats with the Brewers in 2016 -- but is unlikely to serve as much more than organizational depth moving forward.
Wilkins formally signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Monday.
He was thrust into action right away with the Twins' Double-A Chattanooga affiliate, and Wilkins made a nice first impression, doubling twice in his debut with the Lookouts. Wilkins had been playing in independent ball after slashing .235/.321/.419 with Triple-A Colorado Springs and just .125/.222/.292 with the Brewers last season. The 28-year-old is a long shot to reach the majors this year.
Wilkins was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.
The 28-year-old was left off the Brewers' expanded September roster after going 3-for-24 with 10 strikeouts in 26 games between July and August. Wilkins is now off the 40-man roster and seems like a lock to open 2017 as depth in the minor leagues.
The Brewers optioned Wilkins to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday.
Wilkins played sparingly after being recalled in early July and went just 3-for-24 (.125) at the plate, so the Brewers decided to send him back to Colorado Springs on Wednesday and replace him on the 25-man roster with pitcher Tyler Cravy. Wilkins figures to rejoin the Brewers when rosters expand in September.
Wilkins was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday, Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
With a team day off Thursday and the All-Star break on tap, the Brewers elected to add Wilkins to serve as an extra bat off the bench. He's played both first base and outfield so far in the minors this season, posting a .757 OPS for Colorado Springs over 76 games.
Wilkins was optioned to minor league camp Saturday.
Wilkins spent most of last season at the Triple-A level, and that's likely where he'll spend the bulk of 2016 after failing to crack the Brewers' 25-man roster.
Wilkins is 3-for-10 with two home runs and five RBI through seven spring games.
Wilkins bounced around several organizations last season, but he is now hoping to secure a home with the Brewers. He is off to a fast start in the competition for the backup first base job behind Chris Carter, but will still need to beat out several other players to land the job.
Wilkins was claimed off waivers by the Brewers on Wednesday.
The Brewers are the fourth organization to claim Wilkins in the last four months, so a lot could happen before now and Opening Day. At 27 years old, he is hardly a prospect anymore, despite maintaining rookie eligibility. He could compete for a job at first base in spring training if he remains with the Brewers, but he offers very little fantasy upside.
Wilkins was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on Monday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.
It's already the second time this offseason, and the third time since the start of September, that Wilkins has been claimed off waivers, as he was designated for assignment by the Mariners earlier in the month after being with the club for just a week. He slashed a combined .251/.315/.447 at the Triple-A level last season and will likely begin the year back in the minors.
Wilkins was designated for assignment on Wednesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports.
Wilkins was claimed at the beginning of December by the Mariners, but with the acquisition of Lind, Wilkins found his spot on the 40-Man roster gone. He spent last season in the Dodgers and Blue Jays organizations, hitting .251 with 79 RBI in 126 games.
Wilkins was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Wednesday.
Wilkins was claimed off waivers by the Orioles back in September, but he was DFA'd last week and will land with the Mariners organization, likely providing infield depth in 2016. The 27-year-old spent last season at Triple-A for the Dodgers and Blue Jays organizations, hitting a combined .251/.315/.447 with 79 RBI in 126 games.
Wilkins was designated for assignment Wednesday.
Wilkins, who was claimed off waivers by the Orioles in the beginning of September, was DFA'd after the team acquired outfielder L.J. Hoes from the Astros on Wednesday. The 27-year-old first baseman did hit 18 home runs and 70 RBI with the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate at Oklahoma City, but he wasn't expected to provide much more than organizational depth in the coming years.
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