David Murphy was in camp with the Red Sox but opted-out of his deal in late March since he was not going to make the team. At the time he said that “retirement is a possibility” and “I don’t think I’m interested in playing in the minor leagues.”
He’s now going to give it a try. At least at first, as the Twins signed Murphy to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Rochester.
The 34-year-old has been limited to facing right handers for the most part in recent years. In that role he hit .283/.318/.421 overall with 10 home runs and 50 RBI for the Angels last season. Given how the Twins are going right now — their offense is as anemic as can be — he can’t hurt.