The Minnesota Twins have placed right-hander Samuel Deduno and outfielder Wilkin Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list. Deduno left his previous start against the Royals early with soreness in his right shoulder. Ramirez fractured his left shin after fouling a ball off his leg in the fifth inning of Thursday’s game against the Royals. The Twins have recalled left-hander Pedro Hernandez from Double-A New Britain and outfielder Darin Mastroianni from Triple-A Rochester to fill the open roster spots.
Emergency starter Pedro Hernandez allowed two runs in five innings, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a three-game sweep with a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
Minnesota right-hander Mike Pelfrey has been scratched from Sunday’s start against Cleveland because of back strain and placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Rookie Aaron Hicks hit two home runs and made a leaping catch in center field to take a home run away from Adam Dunn in the Minnesota Twins’ 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Justin Morneau extended his hitting streak to nine games with three hits and four RBIs, including a bases-clearing double that capped the scoring in the eighth.
Pedro Hernandez pitched five shutout innings for his first major league win, Josh Willingham homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 Saturday to end a three-game slide.
The Minnesota Twins have recalled left-hander Pedro Hernandez from Triple-A Rochester, and he will make his 2013 debut Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles in place of injured right-hander Cole De Vries.
The surprising Chicago White Sox have made a move to stay on top of the AL Central, acquiring left-hander Francisco Liriano from division rival Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.