Twins Designate Breslow For Assignment, Recall Busenitz

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – After losing the series finale to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, the Minnesota Twins announced roster moves as they head to the West Coast for an eight-game road trip.

The Twins announced that they designated left-handed relief pitcher Craig Breslow for release or assignment. In 30 appearances for the Twins this year, Breslow has a 1-1 record with a 5.23 earned run average and 18 strikeouts to go with 12 walks.

To replace him on the 25-man roster, the Twins recalled relief pitcher Alan Busenitz from Class AAA Rochester. Busenitz has six appearances with the Twins this year and has a 2.08 ERA in 8 2/3 innings pitched. In nine appearances at Rochester, he has a 0.75 ERA with 12 strikeouts and just two walks.

The Twins begin a three-game series against the Dodgers in L.A. Monday night. They are in third place in the AL Central, 2.5 games behind Cleveland for the division lead.

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