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Twins give Beresford first Spring Training invite

Twins give Beresford first Spring Training invite

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The Twins have re-signed second baseman James Beresford to a Minor League deal that includes his first invite to Major League Spring Training.

Beresford, who turns 24 in January, bats left-handed and hit .266 with a .330 on-base percentage and a .314 slugging percentage in 369 at-bats at Double-A New Britain last season. He had 15 extra-base hits, none of them home runs.

Beresford, who was signed by the Twins out of Australia in 2005, closed out the 2012 season on a high note, going 7-for-9 in the final two games. He played well for Team Australia in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, hitting .444 (4-for-9) with four RBIs in three games.

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Evan Drellich is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @EvanDrellich. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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