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The Twins signed David Murphy to a minor league deal

David Murphy, Tyler Flowers

Cleveland Indians’ David Murphy, right, grounds out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Cleveland. Giovanny Urshela scored on the play. White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers looks on. The White Sox won 2-1. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


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.