Gardenhire said it was also done because he likes to pair rookie right-hander Trevor May with Fryer given their familiarity from their time at Triple-A Rochester. Fryer caught May nine times at Triple-A this year and has now caught three of his four big league starts.
"We played a late night last night and we looked at the pitching matchups here the next few days so this made sense," Gardenhire said. "Fry-man and Mays worked in the Minors together. So it makes sense for everybody involved. It gives Kurt the chance to hang out in the dugout and drive me crazy."