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Updated: May 5th, 2011 4:33pm
Twins select contract of catcher Rene Rivera from Rochester

Twins select contract of catcher Rene Rivera from Rochester

by Phil Mackey
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After optioning catcher Steve Holm to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, the Minnesota Twins have selected the contract of Rene Rivera to fill the 25-man roster void.

The Twins only 39 men on the 40-man roster, so Rivera will now occupy the 40th spot.

Rivera, 27, hit .200/.250/.333 with one home run and three doubles in 48 plate appearances for Rochester this season. In 577 career Triple-A plate appearances, Rivera has a career .245/.285/.405 batting line with 18 home runs.

Rivera also has 159 career major league plate appearances with the Seattle Mariners from 2004-2006, with a batting line of .227/.252/.333.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Steve Holm