Twins designate Chris Parmelee for assignment

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The Twins designated infielder/outfielder Chris Parmelee for assignment today in order to clear a spot for the newly-signed Ervin Santana on the team’s 40-man roster.

Parmelee was a first-round pick of the Twins in 2006 and showed solid production at times in the minors, but it hasn’t translated at the major league level. He owns a .249/.317/.392 batting line over 273 games with the Twins and batted .256 with seven home runs and a .691 OPS this past season. He turns 27 in February.

Parmelee previously cleared waivers back in March, so there’s a chance that it could happen again. However, if it does, he could opt for free agency.