Twins Sign Catcher Ryan Doumit To 2-Year Extension Worth $7 Million

June 21, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Doumit (18) returns to the plate after chasing a foul ball hit by the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of an interleague game at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The Minnesota Twins locked up catcher/designated hitter Ryan Doumit on Friday with a two-year, $7 million extension that will keep him around through the 2014 season.

The Minnesota Twins locked up a part of their future on Friday night before first pitch with the Kansas City Royals, as the organization and catcher/designated hitter Ryan Doumit reached a two-year contract extension.

1500ESPN's Darren Wolfson is reporting that Doumit's deal, which will keep him in town through the 2014 season, is worth a total of $7 million.

A valuable two-way player for the Twins due to his ability to catch or DH when needed with a trusty .300 clip from the plate, Doumit has quite literally flourished in his first season in the American League. The 31-year-old veteran currently sports a .271 average with seven home runs and 32 RBI, and has held down the No. 6 spot in the Twins' batting order quite admirably for much of the season. Even after just 59 games, Minnesota looks to have made a wise decision by extending his deal before his market value increases.

For more on the Twins, head over to Twinkie Town. For more MLB news and analysis, be sure to visit Baseball Nation.

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