Twins invite journeyman lefty White to spring training

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins signed journeyman
left-hander Gabe White on Thursday to a minor-league contract with
an invitation to spring training.

White joins veteran Dennys Reyes as left-handers who have been
given minor-league deals by the Twins, who are looking for lefties
in the bullpen after an offseason trade of J.C. Romero to the

White, 34, who split time last year between the Cardinals and
Triple-A, has been in the majors since 1994 and pitched for five

Reyes, 28, signed last month, has been in the major leagues
since 1997 and pitched for seven teams.

Catcher Shawn Wooten, infielder Jason Hart and outfielder Andres
Torres, all signed to minor-league contracts in December, have also
been officially invited to spring training. Hart played for the
Rangers' Double-A affiliate last season, Torres was in Triple-A
with the same organization and Wooten, who played for the Triple-A
team of the Red Sox last year and has 669 career major league
at-bats with three teams.

Other players not on Minnesota's 40-man roster who were invited
to spring training are catcher Kyle Geiger, catcher Kyle Phillips,
infielder Luis Maza, infielder Tommy Watkins, infielder Glenn
Williams, outfielder Josh Rabe, outfielder Denard Span, outfielder
Jason Tyner, left-hander Ricky Barrett, and left-hander Glen
Perkins. Span (2002) and Perkins (2004) are former first-round
draft picks.

Pitchers and catchers report to camp in Fort Myers, Fla., on
Feb. 19.