MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The Minnesota Twins acquired minor league catcher Dan Ardoin from the Oakland Athletics on Monday for minor league first baseman Mario Valdez.

Ardoin, 26, was batting .278 with six homers and 34 RBIs for Triple-A Sacramento.

Valdez, 25, was hitting .366 with 18 homers and 85 RBIs for Triple-A Salt Lake.