Red Sox sign former incredible Twins outfielder to minor-league deal

Red Sox sign former Twins outfielder Mark Contreras to minor league contract The Red Sox have signed free agent outfielder Mark Contreras to a minor league contract, according to the transaction tracker of Baseball America.
It’s unclear whether the deal includes an invitation to major league spring training.
Contreras, who turns 29 in January, has spent the majority of the past seven seasons in the Twins organization after initially being drafted by the club in the ninth round of the 2017 amateur draft UC Riverside.
The Moreno Valley, California, native made his major league debut last May and appeared in 28 games for Minnesota, going 7-for-58 (.
121) with a double, three home runs, six runs scored , nine runs scored, one stolen base, one walk and 21 strikeouts.
In December, Contreras lost his spot on the Twins’ 40-man roster when teammate Joey Gallo signed a one-year contract.
He then cleared waivers and remained with the organization through the winter, finally leaving camp last spring with Minnesota’s Triple-A affiliate in St.
Louis.
Paul.
With the Saints this season, the left-hander hit .
274/.
352/.
418 along with 17 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 54 RBI, 52 runs scored, 23 stolen bases bases, 36 walks and 99 strikeouts at-bats over 90 games (381 plate appearances) before being released in early August.
During his career at the Triple-A level since through 2021, Contreras is a lifetime .
252/.
334/.
442 hitter with 64 doubles, four triples, 43 home runs, 176 RBI, 178 runs scored, 58 hits steal.
walks, 107 walks and 341 strikeouts in 287 total games (1,198 appearances).
On the other side of the ball, the 6-foot, 195-pound shortstop has experience at all three outfield positions in both the major and minor leagues.
He recorded three of his four assists from center while with the St.
Louis Blues.
Paul this year.
To that end, Contreras plans to provide the Red Sox with versatile and experienced outfield depth at Triple-A Worcester next season.
Currently, he sits behind Wilyer Abreu, Jarren Duran, Ceddanne Rafaela, Rob Refsnyder, Alex Verdugo and Masataka Yoshida, all of whom are on Boston’s 40-man roster.

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