The Twins acquired outfielder Jeremy Reed from the Brewers for future considerations, tweets Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The Twins will send Reed to Triple-A Rochester.
Reed had signed a minor league deal with the Brewers in January. He made the Opening Day roster, but went hitless in seven plate appearances and was designated for assignment. He later cleared waivers and accepted a Triple-A assignment. The 29-year-old former top prospect was hitting .233/.310/.350 in 118 plate appearances for the Nashville Sounds, playing mostly at the outfield corners.
According to another Christensen tweet, there is "strong speculation" that Reed will take the place of infielder/outfielder Brian Dinkelman, who could have his contract purchased by the Twins tonight. Earlier, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire indicated to Kelsie Smith of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the Twins would call up a left-handed hitter, one who would have to be added to the 40-man roster (Twitter link). Smith notes that a spot could be opened by transferring catcher Joe Mauer to the 60-day DL. Jason Kubel, Jim Thome, and Tsuyoshi Nishioka are the other Twins bats currently on the disabled list.