The Twins added to their infield depth Monday by claiming Taylor Motter off waivers and assigning him to Class AAA Rochester.
Motter, 28, has played part of the past three seasons in the major leagues, mostly as a middle infielder for Tampa Bay and Seattle, and has a career average of .198. He was 4-for-15 this season but was designated for assignment when the Mariners traded for Denard Span.
“He’s a very talented player. Played a lot of positions, and has some pop,” said Logan Morrison, Motter’s teammate with the Rays in 2016. Motter has played every position in the majors except catcher and center field.
“Just needs an opportunity,” Morrison said. “We’ll see what happens.”