MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins and versatile catcher Ryan Doumit have agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract.
Matt Sosnick, one of Doumit's agents, confirmed the deal Friday.
Doumit, who graduated from Moses Lake High School, is a career .271 hitter who can also play first base and right field, skills that fit with what the Twins are seeking this offseason. They need a backup for catcher Joe Mauer who can produce at the plate. With outfielders Michael Cuddyer and Jason Kubel testing free agency and first baseman Justin Morneau's injury problems, Doumit should have plenty of opportunities to play.
Doumit will be 31 in April. He spent seven years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, finishing the 2011 season with a .303 average, eight homers and 30 RBIs in 77 games. He missed two months with a severely sprained ankle.