As all 30 MLB teams head into the new year, the action picked up with a number of more minor-level deals across each club. This included the Minnesota Twins, who made a move to add catching depth with their latest free agent signing.
MLB insider Jon Heyman reported the news early on Thursday morning.
According to Heyman, the Twins have agreed to a minor league contract with free agent Tony Wolters.
The lefty swinging Wolters was drafted back in the third round of the 2010 draft by Cleveland. He was eventually picked up off waivers by the Colorado Rockies, where he enjoyed five seasons of split duties behind the plate.
Wolters averaged 78 games played per season during this stretch with a .238/.323/.319 slash line. The veteran has spent a handful of stops with four different MLB clubs since 2021.
On a Minor League contract Wolters isn't yet projected to impact the Twins' catching rotation of Christian Vazquez and Ryan Jeffers, but adding an MLB vet with 407 games under his belt provides some solid organizational depth at the position.
With most of the major moves of the offseason behind us, FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds have the Twins ranked third in the AL Central, with +400 odds to win the division in 2023.
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