Twins Claim Darin Mastroianni

The Twins announced that they claimed Darin Mastroianni from the Blue Jays, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com tweets. The Blue Jays designated the outfielder for assignment last week to create roster space for Francisco Cordero.

Mastroianni made his MLB debut with the 2011 Blue Jays after spending most of the season at Double-A and Triple-A. The 26-year-old posted a .268/.353/.377 line with 34 stolen bases (44 attempts) in the upper minors last year. He has minor league experience at all three outfield positions and has mostly played center field.


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  1. Runtime 3 years ago

    Oh well.

  2. mhunke 3 years ago

    no biggie. dude could be the next reed johnson tho

    • chico65 3 years ago

      The twins are darin that they can make something out of him

  3. Paragon Of Virtue 3 years ago

    Zit Remedy lives on in the Twin Cities!

    • ellisburks 3 years ago

      Everybody wants something! They’ll take your money…and never give up!

  4. Actually – this guy is pretty good – and cheap too.

    All Star at High A and AA – so so year last year – but has alot of skills – real fast – solid defender in OF and can play 2B – real good OBA and eye. Interesting pickup that costs virtually nothing.

    • $1529282 3 years ago

      He hasn’t played 2B since he played a half-season there in Low-A five years ago. I don’t think anyone would count on him as a second base option now.

  5. Popular_mechanics_for_pitchers 3 years ago

    Peace out

  6. Encarnacion's Parrot 3 years ago

    Thanks for the memories, Maestro.

  7. johnsmith4 3 years ago

    Payback for Jays taking Jim Hoey from Twins

    • Yeah, I think the Jays taking Jim Hoey is bad enough. No need for payback there.

      • johnsmith4 3 years ago

        LOL…I picked up on the double meaning as soon as clicked the Post button.  Was tempted to make a second comment…”Payback for Twins giving Jim Hoey to Jays”

  8. How is his arm? Is it at least decent or are we looking at another Ben Revere?

  9. I think Mastro had the most outfield assists in the Jays system over the last 3 years.

    (Oddly enough – he tied some sort of 70 year old record a few years ago when he had 4 outfield assists in a 9 inning game.) He most definitely will throw you out.

    • mozelpuffski 3 years ago

      Or make minor leaguers pay for stupid base running. the game he played last year i was not overly impressed. if jays thought he would.be decent they would not have picked up francisco (ben)

  10. dohkay 3 years ago

    This guy sucks. Also, Ben Revere sucks. 

    You cant steal first base.

    • Agreed Ben Revere has the worst arm i have EVER seen in the major leagues.  He’s so bad its comical.  The guy couldn’t hit a wiffle ball homerun if his life depended on it.  He makes Jason Tyner look like a perennial all-star.   Revere is that bad!

  11. vikray 3 years ago

    How many fringe acquisitions does this make for the Twins now this offseason? Playing all Spring Training in split squads isn’t going to cut it for the Twinkies to see what they have in these players. I guess if their AA bench ends up having to start in Target Field by August again they might need every last one.

  12. Actually its not that bad of a comparison. True, Revere hit for a higher average in the minors, but essentially, they are the same type of player. No power, but plenty of speed.

    But my question was not a comparison about offense. My question is whether or not this guy can throw the ball back to the infield? If not, then they basically just got an older version of Ben Revere. And considering how the OF defense looks right now, they need at least one strong armed defender out there, since no one really knows how Willingham is going to be in RF.

    Lastly, stop reading into things that aren’t there.

  13. “Revere is a very promising major league player”. 

    Slaps forehead.  God! so many Twins fans are delusional about this kid.  He’s a AAAA player / pinch runner in the majors at best. 

    I don’t know how anyone can ignore how horribly weak his arm is. He literally can’t throw the ball from the outfield to any of the bases without one or two hoping it.  He also can’t hit to save his life.  BUT…. he will stick with this team for way longer than he should because Gardy loves low talent, fast players, that can “battle their tales off.”  

    I’ve also heard comparisons of him with a young Kirby Puckett and Tori Hunter. I’ll i can say is PLEASSEEE…..

  14. mozelpuffski 3 years ago

    Hes ok. bat mediocre. arm strength like juan pierre to be nice about it. solid wheels and d but not much else. there is a reason why jays played snider in CF over calling him up.

  15. Lucas Kschischang 3 years ago

    Ah, so you agree!

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