Twins, Doumit Closing In On Extension

The Twins are closing in on a multiyear extension with Ryan Doumit, agent Paul Cobbe tells ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick (Twitter link). Doumit, 31, is playing under a one-year, $3MM contract that's set to expire this coming offseason.

Doumit's .271/.332/.443 season batting line comes close to replicating his career line of .271/.334/.442. He has split his time between catcher and designated hitter in his first season with the Twins, also making appearances at first base and in right field. Doumit posted a .303/.353/.477 line in 236 plate appearances for the Pirates in 2011, when he missed significant time because of a non-displaced fracture in his left ankle.

This post was first published June 29th, 2012.


10 Responses to Twins, Doumit Closing In On Extension Leave a Reply

  1. Rbraz 3 years ago

    Yay!

  2. JimnJan 3 years ago

    I fear this might be a case of “enhancing your trade bait.”

  3. Hopefully this means the end is near for Drew Butera in a Twins uniform. It’s nice to have a back-up catcher that can hit.

  4. sonofkenny 3 years ago

    Been a good acquisition…in fact as a replacement for Kubel and Cuddyer…Doumit and Willingham have been great…if the starting pitching wasn’t so historically bad we might be looking at a decent year…oh well!!! 

  5. game_7_1991 3 years ago

    I like signing Doumit.  Next, trade Morneau and get Mauer to 1B so he’s not getting dinged up behind the plate.  Joe is too fragile to be back there as much as he is.  Twins have way too much invested in him.

  6. Rezonator 3 years ago

    Good.  Then trade Morneau, Pavano, Liriano, Span (as long as the return was worthwhile) and start rebuilding around Mauer (only because we have to), Willingham, and Doumit.

    • Doumit and Willingham are both 32, hardly rebuilding pieces. I’d send Willingham packing for any top prospects.

      • Nick Daniels 3 years ago

        Agreed.  I think it’s going to be tough for the Twinkies until their younger prospects (hopefully) develop like Miguel Sano.  Until then, it’ll be a matter of getting “lucky” with players like mid-level production guys like Doumit, who isn’t a young guy anymore, but isn’t to the washed-up veteran stage yet.

      • $1529282 3 years ago

        Their average ages are 32, I guess… but Hammer is 33 and Doumit’s 31. Splitting hairs probably, but just felt like being picky.

  7. Colin Christopher 3 years ago

    Yeah…this oughta fix the Twins.

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