Thursday, September 6, 2007

Twins add catcher Morales to the roster

The Twins selected the contract of catcher Jose Morales from Class AAA Rochester today to help out Chris Heintz behind the plate while Joe Mauer (hamstring) and Mike Redmond (finger) recover from injuries.

In 108 games for the Red Wings this season, Morales batted .311 with 25 doubles, one triple, two home runs and 37 runs batted in. He played on the International League team in the Class AAA All-Star Game this July and was also named the catcher on the IL Postseason All-Star Team.

The Twins chose Morales, a converted infielder, in the third round of the 2001 draft. He will join the team in time for Friday's game at Chicago.