Twins Sign Versatile Veteran to Minor-League Contract

David Kaestle
Willi Castro is singing a minor-league deal with the Twins.
Willi Castro is singing a minor-league deal with the Twins. / Associated Press

The MLB offseason is rolling on with plenty of moves still happening. While the major signings are done, teams are still making smaller tweaks to their rosters.

The Minnesota Twins are attempting to rebuild their team after the loss of Carlos Correa in free agency. Technically Correa is still unsigned, but at this point, the chances of him returning to the Twins are slim to none.

Twins Sign Willi Castro

The Twins are singing veteran infielder/outfielder Willi Castro to a minor-league contract. Castro has played all four of his major league seasons with the Detroit Tigers.

In 112 games for Detroit last season, Castro slashed .241/.284/.367 to go along with 8 home runs, 31 RBI and 9 stolen bases, all while playing multiple infield and outfield positions on defense.

Signing Castro to a minor-league deal provides flexibility and is a low-risk move for the Twins. Castro is still only 25 years old and could tunr into a solid utility player on the major league roster if he makes it. The Twins aren't projecting to have a great season next year based on their current roster, so this could only help Castro's chances at getting an opportunity.

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