Back on October 13th, the Twins outrighted minor leaguer-ish infielder Doug Bernier, and he elected free agency. But GUESS WHAT? Heeeeee's back!
Doug Bernier re-signed with the Twins organization on Wednesday. He's mostly been a minor league player, but has high hopes of making it to the big league team.
"I feel I have an opportunity to play in the big leagues with the Twins. ... I really enjoyed working with (new Twins manager) Paul Molitor and (former Wings manager and new Twins third base coach) Gene Glynn in the past, and I'm looking forward to working with them this year," he told the Democrat & Chronicle. He luckily also likes Rochester, NY.
Bernier hit .226/.339/.283 in 64 plate appearances with the Twins in 2013, and .286/.444/.286 in nine (great sample size) plate appearances for the Twins in 2014. He has played at second base, shortstop, third base, and DH for the Twins.
In addition to Bernier, the Twins also re-signed minor leaguers James Beresford (second base) and Eric Farris (infielder/outfielder [whoa]).