Twins Reliever Mijares Lands On DL, Hoey Sent Down

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins reliever Jose Mijares has been placed on the disabled list with a sore left elbow.

Mijares is tied for the team lead with 18 appearances in 37 games this season, posting a 5.40 ERA with 11 walks in 11 2-3 innings.

Right-hander Jim Hoey was also optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday as the Twins shuffled their struggling bullpen, which entered the game with the second-worst ERA in the league.

To fill in for Mijares, the Twins selected the contract of lefty Phil Dumatrait from Rochester where he posted a 1.15 ERA in 15 2-3 innings. To replace Hoey, right-hander Anthony Swarzak was recalled from Rochester. He had a 3.90 ERA in six starts.

To make room for Dumatrait on the 40-man roster, catcher Steve Holm was designated for assignment.

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  1. Al says:

    Fire Gardenhoser.

    1. Dave says:

      Lol, thank you for making it clear to the rest of us that you don’t follow the Twins : )

      Fire that dang 2010 Manager Of The Year! He’s not winning enough games with half the team injured!

      1. STEVE C says:

        IT GOES DEEPER THAN JUST THE INJURIES. SINCE THE LAST WEEK IN SEPTEMBER INCLUDING THE PLAYOFFS THE TWINS HAVE LOST 37 OF THEIR LAST 51 GAMES. IT APPEARS THAT THIS PARTICULAR VERSION OF THE TWINS IS DESTINED FOR SOME VERY LONG SEASONS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

        1. Dave says:

          So…how does it go deeper than injures? This “version” of the Twins isn’t the one that won the division last year….because of injuries. Thanks for wrapping the last week of September in there too, when the Twins had the division clinched already and were resting guys.

          If they aren’t playing .500 ball for the 25 games after they get back Mauer, Nishioka, and Thome, then you can continue your incessant crying people.

  2. thumbody says:

    My head is sore from watching this team but I have to go to work tomorrow.

  3. Molly Polly says:

    Baseball players are wimps.

  4. James says:

    Hopefully it’s the 60 day DL so he can’t pitch for 2 months!

  5. James says:

    He gives up too many runs so why is he on the team? Dunno here.

  6. Al says:

    It’s only baseball. Fire Al.

  7. The Crux of the Biscuit says:

    It’s all about the injuries. Too many players are hurt and out. Any other team in the same position would also be loosing tons of games. Fire no one, trade no one. Wait until everyone is back THEN lets see what happens. Just my 2 cents….

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