TORONTO, ON – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have reinstated outfielder Brent Rooker from the Paternity List and have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Nick Vincent from Triple-A St. Paul.
Rooker and his wife, Allie, welcome their first child, a daughter named Blair Evelyn, in Minneapolis on Monday morning. The 26-year-old has appeared in 44 games for the Twins this season, hitting .203 (31-for-153) with eight doubles, seven home runs, 13 RBI, 21 runs scored and 12 walks.
Vincent, who is making his second stint with the Twins this season, allowed one run on four hits in 4.1 innings pitched with one walk and four strikeouts in two appearances for Minnesota during his prior stint from August 10-18. The 35-year-old has appeared in 35 games for the Saints this season, going 3-1 with a 4.55 ERA (31.2 IP, 16 ER), six saves, seven walks and 38 strikeouts.
To make room on the 28-man roster, the Twins have placed shortstop Andrelton Simmons on the Restricted List and optioned left-handed pitcher Andrew Albers to Triple-A St. Paul. Simmons has appeared in 122 games for the Twins this season, hitting .223 (87-for-390) with 12 doubles, three home runs, 30 RBI, 36 runs scored and 31 walks. Albers, who has spent three stints with the Twins this season, has gone 1-2 with a 7.58 ERA (19.0 IP, 16 ER), nine walks and 12 strikeouts.