The Twins on Saturday released their list of non-roster invites to spring training, but not before adding one more player.
Lucas Duda, who twice has bashed 30 homers in a season, was signed on Saturday to minor league contract with the spring invite. He spent most of last season with the Royals, batting 242 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI over 87 games. He finished the season with Atlanta, batting .222 over 20 games with a homer and two RBI.
The left-handed hitting Duda could help out a Twins lineup that looks to be predominantly right-handed. If he makes the team, he likely would be in a bench role.
Duda, 33, gives the Twins a group of 20 non-roster invites. Several have already been reported, like lefthander Tim Collins and infielder Adam Rosales. The group also includes some of the Twins top prospects, like infielder Royce Lewis, outfielder Alex Kirilloff and outfielder-first baseman Brent Rooker.