The Twins have signed outfielder Braden Bishop to a minor league deal, per Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic. Bishop has been assigned to the Triple-A St. Paul Saints.
Up until recently, Bishop had spent the entirety of his career with the Mariners, who drafted him in the third round in 2015. He reached the majors a few years ago and got into 47 games over 2019-2021. He was only able to muster a .133/.188/.156 batting line in that time, getting designated for assignment in May of last year.
He was claimed by the Giants, who designated him again a few days later. Clearing waivers this time, he spent the remainder of the year in Triple-A Sacramento, which went well for him. He hit .326/.388/.549 in 75 games with the River Cats, which amounted to a wRC+ of 131.
But after signing a minors deal with the Diamondbacks for this season, his fortunes have changed. In 37 games with the Reno Aces, he’s hit just .232/.312/.312, for a wRC+ of 62. Thanks to those uninspiring results, he was released a couple of weeks ago. Bishop will now look to get things back on track in the Twins’ system.