Twins Sign Wilfredo Tovar To Minor League Deal

Wilfredo Tovar

The Minnesota Twins have signed former Met infielder Wilfredo Tovar to a minor league deal according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.

Tovar, 24, was outrighted by the Mets last November to make room on the 40-man roster. He was signed out of Venezuela in 2007 at the age of 16 and spent eight years in the Mets organization.

Regarded more for his defense at shortstop and second base, Tovar batted .283/.327/.356 and stole 30 bases in 102 games with Triple-A Las Vegas last season , but a concussion ended his season early.

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