More Proof that the Twins Just Don't Care or Aren't Trying Very Hard
The Orioles acquired from the catcher-rich Rangers via waiver claim, Catcher, Luis Martinez, back in January and just put him through the waiver process again, which after he cleared, placed him at their AAA affiliate. Martinez is 27 and is said to have a plus arm. He has some 32 games of MLB experience and has hit terrifically at AAA (for a Catcher, albeit in the PCL) the last 2 seasons, with a .757 OPS. This compares to Butera's 2 year AAA OPS of .582.
The next 2 catchers on the Twins depth chart, Hermann and Pinto, only have experience at the AA level (less Hermann's Twins September cup of coffee) , with Pinto putting in just 12 games at New Britain in late 2012. Assuming Hermann catches full-time at Roc. and Pinto stays at New Britain, what is holding the Twins back from claiming guys like Martinez to add competition for playing time and depth to areas of weakness at little or no cost?