The Twins sign Ryan Doumit

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Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Twins have signed catcher — and occasional first baseman — Ryan Doumit to a one-year, $3 million deal. There are performance bonuses involved.

Doumit is a disaster behind the plate, but he can play a little first base. His real asset is his bat. A switch hitter, he has a .271/.334/.442 career line and hit .303/.353/.477 in 2011.

That’s useful no matter how many balls get by him.  And heck, if he’s playing a ton of catcher anyway, the Twins season is probably toast anyway.

Good signing. I like it.