"The trainers came in and said catching would probably be the best place for him," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "There you have it. I'll listen to the trainers and we'll catch him."
Going into Friday's game against the Royals, Doumit was batting .237 with 56 hits and 35 RBIs.
Kelly Erickson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.