Sweeney was released on Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports.
He was told that he will not make the Twins roster, which is not surprising, given the young talent in the organization. Sweeney said he hopes to get picked up by another organization and is unsure if he would accept a minor league deal at this point in his career.
Sweeney went 3-for-4 in Friday's win over Boston. He's hitting .346 in 26 at-bats this spring.
Sweeney is a long shot to make the final roster and will likely add depth at Triple-A. However, he's showing he can still play after taking last year off after he didn't make a major league roster.
Sweeney signed a minor-league deal with the Twins on Thursday, and will receive an invite to spring training.
The 30-year-old outfielder does not have much to offer the Twins on the field, but he is one of those veterans who has 80-grade makeup and is good to have in spring training to help show younger players what it means to be a pro. He will likely head to to Triple-A at the start of the 2016 season.
|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2012||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||2||7||0||1||0||0||0||0||--||--||0||0||.143||.143||.143|
|2013||AFX-Kane County Cougars||1||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||--||--||0||0||.250||.250||.250|