MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have exercised backup catcher Mike Redmond's $950,000 option for next season.
The 37-year-old hit .287 in 38 games this season, with 12 RBIs. He has a .292 career average.
Redmond played in 82 games in 2007, 47 in 2006 and 45 in his first year with the team in 2005.
Minnesota could have bought out the option for $100,000, which would have made Redmond eligible for free agency.