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The Twins signed catcher Tomas Telis and pitcher Dario Alvarez to minor league contracts Thursday.

Telis played in 23 games for the Miami Marlins last season. A switch hitter, the 27-year-old hit .207 in the major leagues in 2018 and .309 with four home runs and 47 RBI for the Class AAA New Orleans Baby Cakes.

A native of Venezuela, he has played in parts of five major league seasons since breaking in with Texas in 2014. The Rangers signed him as a 16-year-old in 2007.

Alvarez is a 29-year-old lefthander who spent most of last season at Class AAA Tacoma in the Cubs organization. He has pitched in 56 major league games, all in relief, for Atlanta, Texas and the New York Mets. He was originally signed by the Phillies in 2007.

Telis photo courtesy sun-sentinel.com