MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed outfielder Jake Cave on the 60-day Injured List with a stress reaction in his low back.
Cave, 28, has played in 31 games for the Twins this season, batting .167 (14-for-84) with five doubles, one home run, two RBI, six walks and eight runs scored while starting at least one game at all three outfield positions. This is his first career stint on a major league Injured List.
To replace Cave on the roster, the Twins have selected the contract of outfielder Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A St. Paul. Refsnyder, 30, has played in eight games for the Saints, hitting .233 (7-for-30) with two doubles, two home runs, five RBI, six walks and a .378 on-base percentage. Refsnyder will be in uniform for this afternoon’s game against Oakland and wear number 38.