The Twins parted ways with Eddie Rosario last week when they didn't tender a contract to the arbitration eligible six-year veteran.
Rosario would have cost the Twins $10 million or more on a one-year deal, and baseball's economy made him expendable, along with the development of rookie outfielders Alex Kirilloff and Brent Rooker.
"Today I would like to thank the Minnesota Twins Organization for the opportunity they provided me with for 10 years. I will always be grateful to the organization, it was a privilege to wear the Twins uniform and to be part of so many learning experiences and lessons on the field, some challenging but very rewarding for my development as a baseball player. I'll take all of this with great affection in my heart. To all my teammates, a lot of admiration and respect, they know I love them. And to all my fans thank you very much for all your support and affection."