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Twins Tidbits: Dozier, Spring training invitees, Berrios, MiLB signings

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Nothing big has happened.

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  • A Dozier trade with Atlanta appears to be a longshot, according to Mike Berardino. The Dodgers remain the most likely landing spot. No surprises here, really.
  • Speaking of those Dodgers, they are willing to include multiple prospects in a trade for Dozier, per Ken Rosenthal. The problem is how good those extra prospects are.
  • The Twins have invited 16 non-roster players to spring training. Stephen Gonsalves and Nick Gordon being the most notable.
  • Berardino writes that Jose Berrios will not be pitching in the Puerto Rican Winter League this year. The Twins should be represented well on the Puerto Rican National Team in the World Baseball Classic, however, as Berrios is expected to join Kennys Vargas, Eddie Rosario, and Hector Santiago on the roster. Though rosters haven’t been officially announced yet.
  • The Twins have signed RHP Jim Miller to a minor-league deal, per Berardino. The 34 year old was last effective on the Athletics bullpen in 2012 (48.2 IP, 2.59 ERA, 8.1 K/9, 5.0 BB/9), but hasn’t been doing much lately. He appears to be a AAA depth guy at this point.
  • The Twins have signed LHP Nick Greenwood to a minor-league deal (again). The 29 year-old pitched 79.2 innings for Rochester last year, posting a solid 2.84 ERA.
  • The Twins have purchased the contract of OF Leandro Castro from the Can-Am League’s Rockland Boulders. Castro is a former prospect who struggled in AAA, but saw success in the Can-Am league. The 27 year-old was projected to be a fourth outfielder by BA when he was with the Phillies.

That’s about all I have for news, Dozier is still here and we’ll let you know if he’s suddenly not. Enjoy your Sunday, and have a good week.