Star-Tribune scribe La Velle E. Neal tweets that he hears word that Twins minor leaguer Steve Singleton, who was released Saturday, has hooked on with the Phillies. [Link]
From Neal's Saturday report: "Steve Singleton, 25, was released from the organization on Saturday, He hit .295 in 41 games at Class AA New Britain and was batting .246 in 40 games at Class AAA Rochester when the release occurred. Still trying to chase down details on why this has happened. Singleton has the ability to be a good hitter but I know the Twins were concerned about his defense. He wasn't a top prospect, but this still is surprising." Neal later updated the post with "Been told that off-the-field issues with Singleton factored into the decision to release him. Heard he also didn't handle things well when he was sent back to New Britain earlier in the season. He eventually returned to Rochester." [Full article]
In six seasons, all with the Twins, he's a .282/.329/.418 hitter, manning mostly second and short. He has never appeared in the Majors. His glove is his best asset according to all the blogs.