Twins select contract of catcher Rene Rivera from Rochester
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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.