Kennys Vargas cleared waivers Tuesday and was sent to Class AAA Rochester (N.Y.) by the Twins.
Vargas was designated for assignment earlier this month by the Twins, then claimed off waivers by Cincinnati. When the Reds tried to sneak him through waivers so they could stash him in the minors, the Twins re-claimed him Saturday.
Vargas, 27, took a spot on the Twins' 40-man roster vacated when Jorge Polanco was placed on the suspended list for his 80-game PED suspension. Vargas never actually made it to Reds camp in Goodyear, Arizona. Instead, he was home in Puerto Rico for the birth of his child.
Vargas has been with the Twins for parts of the past four seasons. He hit 11 home runs in 78 games last season.
The Twins are in Washington today for an exhibition game against the Nationals.