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Twins sign David Murphy to minor league contract

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The veteran outfielder will be sent to AAA Rochester, but reportedly not for long.

AND YOU THOUGHT THE TWINS DIDN'T HAVE A PLAN FOR HOW TO TURN THINGS AROUND!
AND YOU THOUGHT THE TWINS DIDN'T HAVE A PLAN FOR HOW TO TURN THINGS AROUND!
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The Twins agreed to a minor league deal with veteran outfielder David Murphy on Thursday, adding more depth to an already packed outfield. Murphy, 34, hit .265/.297/.353 in 15 games for the Red Sox this spring, but was released before the start of the regular season.

Murphy will report to AAA Rochester on Friday, but according to LEN3, a club source said they don't expect Murphy to stay there. This could spell trouble for Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton or Miguel Sano, all of whom still have options, if they don't start hitting in the near future. The Twins are reportedly not afraid to demote their youngsters if needed.

Murphy is not on the 40-man roster, so another player would need to be removed in the event he was called up to save the season be a warm body in the outfield.