The Twins have signed Amaurys Minier for $1.4MM, reports Ben Badler of Baseball America. The infielder, ranked as the No. 12 international prospect, is currently at shortstop but is likely to transition to third base soon.
The Dominican has plus power from both sides of the plate but scouts hope that he can improve on his pitch recognition skills. Sources told Badler (sub. req'd) that has a chance to land one of the top three bonuses from the island among this year's group and so far Minter is second only to Amed Rosario, who signed for $1.75MM with the Mets.