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Report: Twins sign Dillon Gee to a minor league contract


The Twins have inked pitcher Dillon Gee to a minor league contract, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

Gee, 31, briefly pitched for the Rangers, allowing 10 runs (six earned) on 17 hits with six walks and 10 strikeouts in 13 innings across one start and three relief appearances. The Rangers designated him for assignment on Friday and he became a free agent on Sunday.

Gee will report to Triple-A Rochester and serve as pitching depth for the Twins.

Reds claim Kennys Vargas off waivers from Twins

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The Twins’ Dustin Morse announced on Thursday that the Reds claimed first baseman Kennys Vargas off waivers. The Twins had designated him for assignment last Friday.

Vargas was a man without a spot on the Twins’ roster as he has only played first base and DH, but the club has Joe Mauer and Logan Morrison for those spots. The Reds aren’t much better as Joey Votto lays claim to first base and there is no DH in the National League. Vargas switch-hits and has some power, so he will presumably provide that off the bench for the Reds.

Across parts of four seasons in the majors, Vargas has hit .252/.311/.437 with 35 home runs and 116 RBI in 859 plate appearances.