Twins claim utility man Taylor Motter off waivers

Between the 2017 and 2018 seasons, Taylor Motter has played all over the field. He hasn’t caught but has played all other eight spots on the diamond, including a pitching appearance for the Mariners. (Photo: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports)

By BILLY HEYEN

The Minnesota Twins have claimed utility man Taylor Motter off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. The claim comes after Motter was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Sunday. He could be assigned to Rochester as he’s spent most of this season in the International League’s equivalent, the Pacific Coast League.

Motter has spent 2018’s majority at Triple-A Tacoma and played in seven games with in the big leagues. He’s played 132 career games in the MLB, batting .198 with 10 homers and 12 steals.

As a member of Tacoma this season, he’s played in 37 games, batting .197 with five home runs and four steals.

Between the 2017 and 2018 seasons, Motter has played all over the field. He hasn’t caught but has played all other eight spots on the diamond, including a pitching appearance for the Mariners. At Tacoma in 2018, he’s featured most frequently at shortstop (13 games).

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