Triple A Rochester
The Minnesota Twins have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to run their top farm team. The Twins announced their 2015 minor league staff assignments Friday, with Quade joining the organization for the first time. He’ll be the manager at Triple-A Rochester. Quade took charge of the Cubs late in the 2010 season and managed them again in 2011.
The Minnesota Twins have activated Ricky Nolasco from the disabled list and put him right back into the rotation. Nolasco was starting Friday night against Kansas City. The right-hander started two games and allowed three runs in 9 1-3 innings during a rehabilitation stint at Class A Cedar Rapids.
The Minnesota Twins plan to bring up left-hander Logan Darnell from Triple-A Rochester to start Saturday against the Chicago White Sox in place of ailing Kyle Gibson. Gibson played long toss from 120 feet and threw in the bullpen Friday. He’ll try to start Tuesday in Kansas City.
The Minnesota Twins have designated right-hander Matt Guerrier for assignment and will recall right-hander Ryan Pressly from Triple-A Rochester to take his place in the bullpen. The move was made Wednesday. The Twins have 10 days to trade or place Guerrier on unconditional waivers. If he clears waivers, Minnesota can release him.
The Minnesota Twins will send top pitching prospect Alex Meyer to the Futures Game at the All-Star events at Target Field next week. MLB announced Monday that Meyer will replace fellow right-hander and Triple-A Rochester teammate Trevor May at the exhibition Sunday. May has been out for more than a week with a strained right calf muscle.
The Minnesota Twins have called up right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino from Triple-A Rochester, just one day after sending him down. The move was made before Friday’s game at Texas, when the Twins also placed shortstop/center fielder Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his left knee.
The Minnesota Twins have placed center fielder Aaron Hicks on the seven-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms. The move was made before Friday’s game against Baltimore. Left-handed pitcher Logan Darnell was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to fill the roster spot.
The Minnesota Twins placed utilityman Jason Bartlett on the disabled list Monday and recalled catcher-outfielder Chris Herrmann from Triple-A Rochester. Bartlett sprained his left ankle Sunday at Cleveland after replacing left fielder Josh Willingham, who was hit by a pitch on the left wrist. Willingham was out of the lineup for Minnesota’s home opener against Oakland, and right fielder Oswaldo Arcia was sidelined for the third straight game because of a sore right wrist.
The Minnesota Twins have placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the paternity list and have recalled right-hander Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester. The moves were announced before Monday’s opener against the Chicago White Sox. Duensing’s wife, Lisa, gave birth to a boy named Boston Matthew Duensing in Omaha. It was the second child for the couple.
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.
The Minnesota Twins have reinstated outfielder Wilkin Ramirez from the disabled list after missing 69 games with concussion problems. Ramirez was first put on the disabled list on May 26. He struggled with lingering symptoms for quite a while before beginning a rehab assignment three weeks ago. Ramirez says he sought the counsel of Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, who has a long history with concussions.
The Minnesota Twins have reinstated third baseman Trevor Plouffe from the disabled list. The move was made after Friday night’s 4-0 loss to Detroit. Plouffe has missed the last 22 games, first because of a concussion and then due to a strained left calf muscle. He played four games for Triple-A Rochester on a rehabilitation assignment this week, hitting .333 with one home run and three RBIs in 15 at-bats.
The Minnesota Twins optioned infielder Chris Colabello to Triple-A Rochester following Sunday’ 10-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Target Field.
Joe Mauer has returned to the Minnesota Twins lineup after missing one game because of a stiff back. Mauer was scratched from Friday night’s game against Boston after he woke up with back pain. Manager Ron Gardenhire says Mauer came to Target Field on Saturday feeling much better, and he was put back in the lineup as the designated hitter.
The Minnesota Twins have recalled outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from Triple-A Rochester.