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Wilfredo Tovar | Shortstop | #70

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/11/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 179
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details
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Twins signed INF Wilfredo Tovar to a minor league contract.
The deal presumably includes an invitation to spring training. Known for his strong defense at shortstop, Tovar hit .283/.327/.356 in 102 games with the Mets' Triple-A affiliate this past season before going down with a concussion. He appeared in nine games with the Mets from 2013-2014. Tue, Dec 15, 2015 10:41:00 AM

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Mets sent INF Wilfredo Tovar outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Tovar hit .283/.327/.356 in 102 games with Las Vegas, but a concussion ended his season prematurely. The move clears Tovar from the team's 40-man roster.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:46:00 PM

Mets recalled INF Wilfredo Tovar from Triple-A Las Vegas; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a concussion.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Addison Reed. Tovar will now collect a major league paycheck while he's sidelined.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 12:57:00 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that Wilfredo Tovar and Danny Muno are headed to Arizona to join the Mets.

It's possible they're just on the taxi squad until more is known about Daniel Murphy's (quad) status. However, in all likelihood this probably means Murphy is headed to the disabled list. Tovar has batted just .259/.305/.364 at Triple-A Las Vegas this season but is known for having a good glove.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 11:16:00 AM

Mets optioned INF Wilfredo Tovar to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Tovar had a .690 OPS in 78 games last season at the Double-A level. The 23-year-old is organizational depth.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Mets recalled INF Wilfredo Tovar from Double-A Binghamton.

Tovar will provide the Mets with another middle infielder option over the final days of the season with Dilson Herrera (quad) sidelined. Mostly known for his glove, the 23-year-old batted .285/.345/.345 with two homers and 29 RBI over 78 games this season in Double-A.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 02:32:00 PM

Mets optioned INF Wilfredo Tovar to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Omar Quintanilla or Anthony Seratelli are now the top candidates for the backup middle infielder job. Tovar has a good glove and should still contribute with the big club at some point this year.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 01:28:00 PM

Wilfredo Tovar left Friday's game against the Nationals with a right hamstring injury.

Tovar said the injury is minor, so it sounds like he should be back in action in a few days. The young infielder is expected to begin the season in the minors.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Mets recalled INF Wilfredo Tovar from Double-A Binghamton.

Ruben Tejada broke his right fibula on Wednesday night, so Tovar is being brought in as shortstop depth. The 22-year-old from Venezuela hit just .263/.323/.340 this summer at Double-A but he carries a strong defensive reputation.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 09:06:00 AM

Mets purchased the contract of INF Wilfredo Tovar from Double-A Binghamton.

Tovar is a career .255/.317/.331 hitter with five homers across five minor league seasons, but the Mets like what he can do with the glove. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 07:50:00 PM

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