Drew Butera still in Twins mix?

Drew Butera might not be the greatest hitter in the world, but the Star Tribune reports the Twins might need him as a backup catcher if Ryan Doumit opens the season as the designated hitter.
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Drew Butera might not be the greatest hitter in the world, but the Star Tribune reports the Twins might need him as a backup catcher if Ryan Doumit opens the season as the designated hitter.

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