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Ryan Doumit Contract: Twins Close To Extension With Former Pirates Catcher

Jerry Crasnick writes that the Minnesota Twins are working on a contract with former Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit.

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#Twins‬ closing in on multiyear contract extension with Ryan Doumit, agent Paul Cobbe confirms.

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As a Pirates fan, you might find this odd, given that Doumit can't play defense, never seems to be able to play a full season, and is now in his 30s. That's because it is odd, particularly given that the 2012 Twins are in last place and are extremely unlikely to contend this year or next. Doumit hits well enough for a catcher, certainly well enough to put up with the injuries and the D. But a multiyear contract for a player like this? At least when the Pirates signed Doumit to a multiyear deal, he was young. He's not anymore. But hey -- good luck, Minnesota!

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