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Twins sign catcher Ryan Doumit to 1-year deal

Posted on: November 18, 2011 3:16 pm
Edited on: November 18, 2011 3:32 pm
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Ryan DoumitBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Twins have signed former Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit to a one-year deal worth $3 million.

Doumit, 30, has played catcher, first base, right field and designated hitter for the Pirates in his seven seasons in Pittsburgh, meaning he provides a valuable insurance policy for the uncertain status of Twins stars Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. Mauer and Morneau combined to play just 151 games in 2011 and hit seven home runs.

Doumit hit .303/.353/.477 with eight home runs and 30 RBI in 236 plate appearances (and 77 games) in 2011, missing 57 games with a non-displaced fracture of his left ankle from May to August. He also suffered a strained oblique in spring training. 

Like Morenau, Doumit suffered from concussion-related injuries in 2010, missing three games in June and then going on the disabled list in July of 2010 because of a concussion.

Doumit made $11.5 million from 2009-2001 with the Pirates, but Pittsburgh turned down a $7.25 million option for 2012. He's a career .271/.334/.442 hitter with 67 homers, including a career-high 15 in 2008 before signing his big contract.

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Comments

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:20 am
 

Twins sign catcher Ryan Doumit to 1-year deal

I don't like Ryan DOH!mit.  Twins fans won't either by this time next year. 



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:18 am
 

Twins sign catcher Ryan Doumit to 1-year deal

Good move for both teams. The Twins get a good clubhouse leader and the Pirates save money for some younger talent.
Also... DOH!mit is very very very far from a clubhouse leader.  Unless you're looking for someone to lead the clubhouse in bad attitudes. 



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2011 10:16 am
 

Twins sign catcher Ryan Doumit to 1-year deal

Good move for both teams. The Twins get a good clubhouse leader and the Pirates save money for some younger talent.
Good theroy... except the Pirates are paying their new catcher more than the Twins are paying DOH!mit. 





Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 6:16 am
 

Twins sign catcher Ryan Doumit to 1-year deal

I think it is a good move, as a back up to Joe Mauer, but what if both are healthy, Doumit will just ride the bench then, But with the injury history of Maeur he is a good signing for the Twins.



Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2011 1:04 am
 

Twins sign catcher Ryan Doumit to 1-year deal

Unless the Twins can sign Willingham I still think they need to sign Cuddyer. The fact that Cuddyer has not yet signed with Philly tells me his heart is still in Minnesota. The signing of Doumit definitely means Kubel is done with the Twins especially with how Chris Parmalee played from the end of August through the end of the season. Also on my wish list would be for the Twins to trade Span for Storen and sign David Dejesus.



Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2011 11:40 pm
 

Twins sign catcher Ryan Doumit to 1-year deal

so whos going to play when mauer, morneau, and doumit are ALL on the DL?



Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Twins sign catcher Ryan Doumit to 1-year deal

Good move for both teams. The Twins get a good clubhouse leader and the Pirates save money for some younger talent.



Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: November 18, 2011 7:37 pm
 

Twins sign catcher Ryan Doumit to 1-year deal

Good signing for the Twins, who get a guy with some pop who can replace Kubel or Cuddyer in the lineup.  If the Twins are healthy this coming year, I say he's the DH, but he can also be the guy to give Morneau and Mauer some breaks.

I especially like him for the price.



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Twins sign catcher Ryan Doumit to 1-year deal

"Doumit made $11.5 million from 2009-2001 with the Pirates"

Really?



Since: Nov 2, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Twins sign catcher Ryan Doumit to 1-year deal

good for the twins, doumit can spell morneau and mauer and all 3 can be in the lineup with one as dh (if there are any days when all three are healthy at the same time)


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