Riddle is expected to report to Triple-A St. Paul this week after going unclaimed off waivers, Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News Saint Paul reports.
Riddle will remain in the organization after Minnesota booted him off its 40-man roster over the weekend shortly after reinstating him from the COVID-19 injured list. He'll likely fill a utility role for St. Paul.
RIddle (COVID-19 protocols) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list and designated for assignment by the Twins on Friday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
The 29-year-old had his contract selected April 14 after Andrelton Simmons tested positive for the virus, and Riddle landed on the COVID-19 IL himself a week later. Riddle's services are no longer required with Simmons, Max Kepler and Kyle Garlick now all back from the IL.
Riddle was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday as the result of being identified as a close contact of an infected person, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Since Riddle hasn't tested positive for the virus, MLB's health and protocols will allow him to rejoin the Twins after a mandatory seven-day quarantine, assuming he continues to test negative during that time. The utility man is one of five Twins players that currently resides on the COVID-19 IL.
The Twins placed Riddle on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Riddle appeared in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader loss to Oakland as a pinch runner. The Twins called up a fourth catcher in Tomas Telis to replace Riddle on the roster, so Minnesota will likely need to add an additional backup infielder after the game.
Riddle's contract was selected by the Twins on Wednesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Riddle was added to the 40-man roster after Andrelton Simmons (undisclosed) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move. Riddle will start at shortstop for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against Boston, batting ninth.
Riddle was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday.
Riddle hit .148 with one home run, one RBI and one stolen base as a non-roster invitee for the Twins this spring. He'll now head to minor-league camp ahead of the regular season and could begin the year at Triple-A St. Paul.
Riddle signed with the Twins as a non-roster invitee Thursday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
Riddle has played in parts of four seasons at the big-league level but has very little to show for it, hitting just .222/.261/.355 overall. His .149/.174/.224 line in 23 games for the Pirates last season represented a significant step back from his already-poor career numbers. Riddle's ability to play shortstop helps his case for a bench job, but the Twins likely won't be happy if they wind up giving him a lot of at-bats.
Riddle decided to elect free agency Tuesday rather than accept an outright assignment to the minors, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Riddle received 69 plate appearances with the Marlins this season and did very little with them, hitting .149/.174/.224. The 28-year-old is unlikely to generate much interest on the free-agent market this winter, as his career slash line now sits at .222/.261/.355.
Riddle was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Thursday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Riddle spent the entire 2020 season on the active roster, but he saw limited playing time while slashing .149/.174/.224 with eight runs and 13 strikeouts over 67 at-bats. He'll now be subjected to waivers after a disappointing first season with the Pirates. Right-hander Sean Poppen was claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh in a corresponding move.
Riddle went 1-for-2 with a run scored during Pittsburgh's 8-1 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.
In a game where no Pirate registered an RBI, Riddle crossed the plate on a fielder's choice. Pittsburgh was thoroughly contained by White Sox starter Dane Dunning. Riddle is hitting .156 this season through 45 at-bats.
Riddle went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-1 loss to the Brewers.
Riddle's seventh inning blast was one of just four hits for the Pirates in the game. It was also his first homer of the year. The 28-year-old utility man is slashing .156/.182/.281 with an RBI and four runs scored in 11 contests.
Riddle (abdomen) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's game against the Twins, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Riddle has been sidelined since just before the regular season as a result of a right abdominal strain, but he'll join the Pirates' active roster Wednesday. The 28-year-old should take on a utility depth role with Pittsburgh. He isn't starting Wednesday's contest but should be available going forward.
The Pirates placed Riddle on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right abdominal strain.
The injury will prevent Riddle from earning a spot on the Opening Day roster, clearing the way for Erik Gonzalez, Cole Tucker and Phillip Evans to make the roster as backup infielders. Riddle joined the Pirates in January after wrapping up his third big-league season with Miami in 2019, during which he hit .189 with six home runs over 139 plate appearances.
Riddle put together a strong spring and is likely to make the team as a utility player.
He hit .304 with three triples in 23 at-bats, bouncing back and forth between the infield and outfield. Noted for his defense, the 29-year-old is already a part of the team's 40-man roster. His best chance for playing time might be in center field, where Jarrod Dyson and backup Guillermo Heredia stand in his way. Riddle has compiled a career line of .229/.269/.368 with the Marlins. Given that he's not expected to play much, he may have a difficult time helping fantasy owners.
Riddle signed with the Pirates on Friday.
Riddle will get a big-league deal, though the financial terms have not yet been disclosed. Riddle's ability to play center field and shortstop may earn him a bench role, but his weak bat (a .229/.269/.368 slash line in 223 career games) should limit his playing time and make him an unappealing fantasy option.
Riddle (forearm) was non-tendered by the Marlins on Monday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Riddle spent the last few weeks of the season on the injured list due to a forearm strain, and after Miami failed to offer him a contract prior to the deadline Monday, he'll search for a new home. He hit .189 with six homers and 12 RBI over 51 contests with the Marlins in 2019.
Riddle (forearm) was activated from the 60-day injured list Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The transaction indicates nothing about Riddle's health, as players aren't allowed to remain on the injured list over the offseason. Riddle had been out of action since mid-July due to a forearm strain. It's unclear if he'll carry the injury into spring training.
Riddle (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
This frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for Josh Smith, whom the Marlins claimed off waivers. He has not played in a rehab game since Aug. 21 due to renewed soreness in his right forearm, and at this point it seems unlikely that he will return this season.
Riddle (forearm) remains without a firm timetable to return from the injured list.
Riddle began a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Aug. 17, almost one month to the day after he landed on the IL with a right forearm strain. He played in two games with Jupiter and then two games with Triple-A New Orleans before -- as David Wilson of the Miami Herald reports -- Riddle began experiencing renewed soreness in the forearm. The 27-year-old was pulled from his rehab assignment, and it's uncertain if or when he may return to the Marlins' active roster.
Riddle (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Riddle has been on the 10-day injured list since July 18 with a forearm strain, but he appears ready to resume live game action.
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