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Twins sign Drew Stubbs to minor league deal

The 32 year old will be competing for a bench outfielder spot for 2017.

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Jerry Crasnik reports that the Twins have agreed to a minor league deal with outfielder Drew Stubbs. He gets an invite to spring training and will likely be competing for a 4th outfielder role with the team.

Stubbs was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds as the 8th overall pick in 2004. He never quite lived up to his draft position and found himself in Colorado in 2014. There he had his best year, hitting .289/.339/.482 with 15 home runs in 424 plate appearances. His second year with the Rockies didn’t go as well, so he was DFA’d.

Since then he’s bounced around between 3 teams (Texas twice), batting just .225 last season.

Stubbs is probably better than our other options for 4th outfielder (J.B. Shuck, Robbie Grossman), but he’ll have to prove himself in spring training. He also bats right handed, which would give us a decent platoon option.

What do you guys think?