Twins agree to terms with ex-Pirate Ryan Doumit

Ryan Doumit has passed his physical and he’s now an official member of the Minnesota Twins. Joe Mauer’s backup will make $3 million in the one-year deal.
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Ryan Doumit has passed his physical and he’s now an official member of the Minnesota Twins. Joe Mauer’s backup will make $3 million in the one-year deal.

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