The Minnesota Twins re-signed minor league free agent 2B/SS Heiker Meneses to a Minor League deal. The 5'9", 200 lbs veteran of 8 minor league seasons just turned 24 years old and spent all of 2015 in Chattanooga where he hit .259/.317/.300, mostly alternating between second base and shortstop. He also had a handful of games at third base and part of one at first.
Meneses will provide depth and more than steady defense in the middle infield; he was voted as the best defensive second baseman in the Southern League by the league's managers and coaches, complementing prospects Levi Michael and Jorge Polanco. His ceiling is a potential utility infielder at the major league level. Depending on the Twins' off-season, he would likely return to Chattanooga for his 6th trip to AA or move up to Rochester as a 24 year old.