The Minnesota Twins and veteran catcher Bobby Wilson have agreed to a minor league deal, a source confirmed to Strike3baseball.com. "@RosterRoundup" on Twitter was first to report that the two sides have agreed to a deal.
Wilson, 34, will enter spring training with a shot to make the Twins' opening day roster. The Twins currently have veteran Jason Castro starting at the catcher position, with newcomer Mitch Garver backing him up. If the Twins look for a more veteran presence with their young team next season, it is very possible that Wilson could be Castro's backup in late March.
Wilson has bounced around the league since he made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Angels in 2008. Wilson has played in five different uniforms throughout his eight year career. Those teams are the Angels, Arizona Diamondbacks, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, and Detroit Tigers.
In those eight seasons, Wilson has hit .214 with 16 home runs and 84 RBIs. Regarding Wilson's defensive side he has only committed 12 errors in over 2100 innings in the big leagues. Even though he is an excellent fielder and great pitch-framer, he is a little slow to throw runners out. In 165 stolen base attempts, Wilson has only thrown out 37% of those runners.