Twins signed C Juan Centeno to a minor league contract.
Centeno has hit .164/.227/.180 across 66 plate appearances over the last three seasons with the Mets and Brewers. He'll give the Twins some organizational catching depth.
Twins re-signed LHP Aaron Thompson to a minor league contract.
Thompson elected free agency after being removed from the Twins' 40-man roster last month, but he's now back with the club. The southpaw held a 5.01 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 17/11 K/BB ratio across 32 1/3 innings. in 2015.
Twins signed OF Joe Benson to a minor league contract.
Benson came up in the Twins organization and made it up to the majors in 2011, but he's fallen on hard times the last few years. The 27-year-old hit .248/.351/.361 between Double- and Triple-A with the Mets and Braves in 2015 and also spent some time in independent ball.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Joc Pederson's name has not been involved in trade talks with the Braves regarding Shelby Miller.
It contradicts and earlier report from Heyman himself. The Dodgers are talking to the Braves about a trade for Miller, but Heyman says they've made it clear they'd rather trade prospects rather than deal from the major league roster. Pederson is under team control through 2020.
Athletics sent OF Craig Gentry outright to Triple-A Nashville.
Gentry had a dreadful 2015, hitting .120/.196/.200 while spending most of the year at Triple-A. He's arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter.