Twins Acquire 1B Matt Rizzotti from Phillies
According to Todd Zolecki of the Phillies mlb.com site (via twitter
), The Twins acquired 1B Matt Rizzotti this morning from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for "cash considerations." The 6-5, 255 pounder was the Twins 46th round pick in 2004 out of high school. He was then the Phillies 6th round pick in 2007. Last year at AA Reading, he hit .295/.392/.511 with 34 doubles, 24 homers and 84 RBI. He walks a bunch, and he strikes out a bunch.
The left-handed hitting 1B will likely play in Rochester, along with Aaron Bates at 1B.
More to come.