Thomson ReutersDecember 24, 2013 08:36
OF Darin Mastroianni was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester, clearing a spot on the Twins' 40-man roster for newly signed C Kurt Suzuki. Mastroianni, 28, hit .185/.229/.215 with no homers and five RBIs in 30 games for Minnesota last season. He had left ankle surgery in October but is expected to be fully healed in time for spring training.
C Kurt Suzuki and the Twins finalized a one-year, $2.75 million contract on Dec. 23. He likely will share catching duties with Josmil Pinto, as Joe Mauer is moving to first base.