Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/18/11
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent catcher Ryan Doumit. The signing was confirmed Friday afternoon on the Twitter account of Sosnick Cobbe Sports, the agency that represents Doumit. Adding Doumit, who has played all seven of his major league seasons with the Pirates, gives the Twins insurance in case starter Joe Mauer has trouble staying healthy next season. In 2011, Mauer played in a career-low 82 games. He began the season battling bilateral leg weakness and ended it early due to pneumonia. Last season, Doumit played in 77 games for the Pirates, including 60 at catcher. He hit .303 with eight home runs and 30 RBI in 218 at-bats. Doumit, 30, also has experience as an outfielder and first baseman and could get time at DH for the Twins. He has a .271 career batting average with 67 home runs and 266 RBI. His best season was in 2008, when he batted .318 with 15 home runs and 69 RBI.
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