American professional baseball catcher Benjamin Thomas Rortvedt, born on September 25, 1997, plays for the Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees. He had previously played for the Minnesota Twins in the MLB. In 2021, he made his MLB debut.
The Minnesota Twins selected Rortvedt with the 56th overall pick in the second round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft. He abandoned his commitment to Arkansas and signed with the Twins for a $900,000 signing bonus.
Prior to being promoted to the Elizabethton Twins later that year, Rortvedt made his major league debut with the Gulf Coast League Twins. He batted.222 with ten RBIs in 33 games for both teams.
He played for the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2017, batting.224 with four home runs and 30 RBIs in 89 games, and the Fort Myers Miracle in 2018, where he combined to hit.262/.331/.379 with five home runs and 43 RBIs in 90 games with both teams.
He started the 2019 season back in Fort Myers before being promoted to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in May, where he concluded the year. He hit.238/.334/.379 over 79 games for both teams, with seven home runs and 29 RBIs.
Due to the minor league season being postponed in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rortvedt did not participate in any games. After the 2020 season, the Twins added him to their 40-man roster.
Rortvedt received his first promotion to the major leagues on April 30, 2021. On that particular day, he started at catcher in an MLB game against the Kansas City Royals. He got his first big league hit during the contest, an RBI single against Royals reliever Wade Davis.
In his 89 at-bats with the Twins in 2021, he batted.169/.229/.281 with three home runs and seven RBIs. He slashed when playing for the St. Paul Saints when not with the Twins. 34 games of 254/.324/.426 batting with five home runs and 22 RBIs.
Rortvedt was dealt to the New York Yankees on March 13, 2022, along with Josh Donaldson and Isiah Kiner-Falefa, for Gary Sánchez and Gio Urshela.
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