Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  By TYLER MASON  |  Last updated 11/11/13
MINNEAPOLIS -- Shortstop Jason Bartlett is re-joining theMinnesota Twins organization.Bartlett, who began his career with the Twins, signed aminor-league contract with Minnesota that includes an invitation to springtraining, the team announced Monday. The 34-year-old Bartlett did not play atall in 2013 due to an injury but spent the 2012 season with the San DiegoPadres.The Twins first acquired Bartlett in 2002 in a trade withSan Diego. He made his major league debut with Minnesota in 2004 and batted.272.341.362 in four seasons with the Twins. Minnesota dealt Bartlett toTampa Bay prior to the 2008 season as part of the Delmon Young trade. Bartlettspent three seasons with the Rays -- earning a trip to the All-Star Game in2009 -- before he was once again traded, this time back to the same Padres teamthat drafted him.Minnesota appears to be set at shortstop with Pedro Florimonestablishing himself in 2013, but the veteran Bartlett could earn a roster spotas a utility infielder or part of a platoon at shortstop. Hes a career .271hitter with 31 home runs, 286 RBI and 123 stolen bases. Follow Tyler Mason on Twitter
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