#MNTwins sign Ryan Doumit to a two-year extension worth $7M. He'll make $3.5M each year.— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) June 29, 2012
The 31-year-old Doumit, who has split time at catcher, designated hitter, right field and first base for the Twinkies this season, was on a one-year, $3 million deal with the club. The contract extension will keep Doumit in Minnesota through 2014 and will pay him evenly across both years.
A .271/.334/.442 hitter in seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Doumit has produced at right on his career levels for the Twins. The strong switch-hitter owns a .271/.332/.443 line with seven home runs in 59 games this year.
With Doumit historically prone to injuries—averaging just 87 games a year and only breaking 100 games in a season twice—some see the two-year deal as an unnecessary and risky expenditure this early in the season. While Doumit has avoided the disabled list thus far this season, he missed five games in May with a strained calf.
Who got the better deal -- Doumit or the Twins?