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Dozier, Diamond To Be Called Up By Twins

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SEATTLE (AP) — The slumping Minnesota Twins are calling up prized infield prospect Brian Dozier and left-hander Scott Diamond from the minors.

The team announced Sunday that the roster moves will be made on Monday. Dozier will take the spot of slugger Justin Morneau, who will placed on the disabled list with a sore right wrist. Minnesota will make a corresponding move Monday to clear room for Diamond.

Dozier is expected to become the Twins’ full-time shortstop. He was hitting .276 with one homer and seven doubles in 28 games for Triple-A Rochester. The Twins are expected to move current shortstop Jamey Carroll into a utility role.

Diamond is 4-1 with a 2.60 ERA in six starts for Rochester.

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