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Homestand highlights: August 14-20

Tuesday, August 14 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:10 p.m.) - Presented by Cub Foods

Cancer Awareness Night - Supporters purchasing tickets through this special theme night ticket package will receive a special Minnesota Twins Cancer Awareness hat with the opportunity to choose the logo color, which corresponds to the most prevalent cancers seen throughout Twins Territory. Additionally, a portion of each ticket purchased through this special ticket package will be donated to local non-profit organizations to support cancer research and awareness. For more information and to join the effort to strike out cancer, please visit www.twinsbaseball.com/cancerawareness.

Tuesday, August 14 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (7:10 p.m.) - Presented by Cub Foods

Cancer Awareness Night - Supporters purchasing tickets through this special theme night ticket package will receive a special Minnesota Twins Cancer Awareness hat with the opportunity to choose the logo color, which corresponds to the most prevalent cancers seen throughout Twins Territory. Additionally, a portion of each ticket purchased through this special ticket package will be donated to local non-profit organizations to support cancer research and awareness. For more information and to join the effort to strike out cancer, please visit www.twinsbaseball.com/cancerawareness.

Military Discount - Presented by T-Mobile and FOX Sports North, active military members or veterans with a valid ID plus up to three guests receive half-price Home Plate View tickets every Monday through Thursday game.

U.S. Bank Meal Deal - Purchase a U.S. Bank Home Run Porch View ticket and receive a FREE Schweigert™ hot dog and Pepsi.

Wednesday, August 15 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (12:10 p.m.) - Presented by Cub Foods

Military Discount - Presented by T-Mobile and FOX Sports North, active military members or veterans with a valid ID plus up to three guests receive half-price Home Plate View tickets every Monday through Thursday game.

Treasure Island Resort & Casino Senior Days - Fans 55 and better receive a $5 discount on Field Box, Left Field Bleachers and Treasure Island Cove tickets for all weekday day games. Offer available by phone and in-person only. Tickets subject to availability.

Student Day presented by Rasmussen College - Ballpark Access tickets are just $5 for students - now available through mobile delivery! Plus students can download a free Metro Transit ride pass. Students can visit twinsbaseball.com/student to register to purchase tickets through the MLB Ballpark app and to download the free ride pass. Tickets are also available day of game at the Target Field Box Office beginning at 9:00 AM. Limit one ticket per student with valid ID.

Schweigert Dollar-A-Dog Day - Hot dogs are just $1 at the Hennepin Grille and Taste of Twins Territory concession stands. (Limit 20,000 per game; 2 per person)

Thursday, August 16 vs. Detroit Tigers (7:10 p.m.)

North Dakota State University Night- Fans who purchase a ticket for this exclusive theme night package will receive a special, limited-edition co-branded North Dakota State University/Twins cap. Additionally, a portion of each ticket purchased will support the NDSU Alumni Association. For more information on North Dakota State University Night, please visit www.twinsbaseball.com/ndsu.

Military Discount - Presented by T-Mobile and FOX Sports North, active military members or veterans with a valid ID plus up to three guests receive half-price Home Plate View tickets every Monday through Thursday game.

Friday, August 17 vs. Detroit Tigers (7:10 p.m.)

Rosie's Rose Garden - Join your fellow Twins fans in the 'Rose Garden' at Target Field to cheer on the Twins and Eddie Rosario. Fans who purchase a ticket through this special package will receive an exclusive "Rosie's Rose Garden" T-Shirt. For more information, please visit www.twinsbaseball.com/rosegarden.

Wine, Women and Baseball -Just for women, the Wine, Women & Baseball package includes a ticket in The Deck seating or Skyline View ticket. You also get access to an exclusive pregame hospitality event at nearby Loews Minneapolis Hotel. The Minnesota Pork Board is the premier partner of Wine, Women and Baseball. For more information please visit www.twinsbaseball.com/wwb. Please note tickets for this evening have been sold out.

Fireworks - With a salute to Zac Brown Band, fans are invited to stay after the game for a fireworks show presented by Securian Financial.

Bat & Barrel Postgame Show - Fans are welcome to stay after the game for a postgame party in Bat & Barrel with live music.

Saturday, August 18 vs. Detroit Tigers (6:10 p.m.) ­

GIVEAWAY - The first 5,000 fans will receive a Jack Morris T-Shirt (Adult M/XL).

Twins Sportsmen's Flannel Night - Fans who purchase a ticket will include your ticket to the game, an exclusive Joe Mauer signature flannel. A portion of each ticket will support Pheasants Forever, St. Paul's own 4-star wildlife habitat organization. For more information on Sportsmen's Night, please visit www.twinsbaseball.com/sportsmensnight. Presented by SCHEELS All Sports.

Jack Morris HOF Night - Fans are welcomed to arrive early to the game to celebrate Jack Morris on his Hall of Fame honors as part of a special pregame recognition.

Sunday, August 19 vs. Detroit Tigers (1:10 p.m.)

Diversity Week presented by Treasure Island Resort & Casino and Prairie Island Indian Community

GIVEAWAY - The first 5,000 kids (12 & under) will receive a Twins Backpack presented by U.S. Bank.

Mascot Softball Game - Get to your seats early to watch T.C. and 24 of his mascot friends play a softball game before the Twins take the field.

T.C.'s Summer Bash - Join T.C. and his friends with this special ticket package which includes early entry into Target Field, access to the exclusive T.C.'s Summer Bash Brunch in the Town Ball Tavern, a souvenir photo with T.C. and Friends, plus a ticket to the game on Sunday, August 19th! For more information please visit www.twinsbaseball.com/TCbrunch.

Kids Day - Presented by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, every Sunday, kids meals are half price-just $4! Before the game, kids 12 and younger can play interactive games and get free autographs from a Twins player. Postgame, kids can run the bases.

Monday, August 20 vs. Chicago White Sox (6:10 p.m.) - Makeup game from April 15th

Diversity Week presented by Treasure Island Resort & Casino and Prairie Island Indian Community

Military Discount - Presented by T-Mobile and FOX Sports North, active military members or veterans with a valid ID plus up to three guests receive half-price Home Plate View tickets every Monday through Thursday game.

Kids Day - Presented by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, every Sunday, kids meals are half price-just $4! Before the game, kids 12 and younger can play interactive games and get free autographs from a Twins player. Postgame, kids can run the bases.

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Twins place Morrison on 10-day disabled list

Club to select contract of Kohl Stewart

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN -- The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they have placed first baseman/designated hitter Logan Morrison on the 10-day disabled list with left hip impingement and will select the contract of right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart from Triple-A Rochester.

Morrison, who was signed by the Twins to a one-year contract this past off-season, played in 95 games for the Twins, hitting .186 (59-for-318), with 15 home runs and 39 RBI.

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN -- The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they have placed first baseman/designated hitter Logan Morrison on the 10-day disabled list with left hip impingement and will select the contract of right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart from Triple-A Rochester.

Morrison, who was signed by the Twins to a one-year contract this past off-season, played in 95 games for the Twins, hitting .186 (59-for-318), with 15 home runs and 39 RBI.

To replace Morrison on the 25-man roster, the Twins will select the contract of right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart from Rochester. Stewart, 23, appeared in 21 games (19 starts) between Triple-A Rochester and Double-A Chattanooga this season, combining to go 3-7 with a 4.47 ERA (108.2 IP, 54 ER), 33 walks and 101 strikeouts. He had recently posted a 2.37 ERA (30.1 IP, 8 ER) with nine walks and 19 strikeouts in his last five starts for Rochester.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound right-hander was drafted by the Twins fourth overall in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of St. Pius X High School in Houston, Texas. In six minor league seasons with the Twins, he has gone 31-34 with a 3.36 ERA (570.2 IP, 213 ER), 215 walks and 406 strikeouts in 111 games (106 starts).

Stewart is scheduled to make the start for the Twins tomorrow afternoon at Detroit and will wear uniform number 53.

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Twins place Mejía on 10-day disabled list

Club recalls Tyler Duffey and Tyler Austin from Triple-A Rochester

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed left-handed pitcher Adalberto Mejía on the 10-day disabled list with a left wrist strain that he suffered during his start on Tuesday in Cleveland. Mejía went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (13.0 IP), four walks and nine strikeouts in his last three games (2 starts).

To replace Mejía on the 25-man roster, the Twins have recalled right-handed pitcher Tyler Duffey. Duffey, who appeared in seven games earlier this season for the Twins, recently appeared in 17 games for the Red Wings, going 1-3 with a 3.72 ERA (29.0 IP, 12 ER), 13 walks and 30 strikeouts.

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed left-handed pitcher Adalberto Mejía on the 10-day disabled list with a left wrist strain that he suffered during his start on Tuesday in Cleveland. Mejía went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (13.0 IP), four walks and nine strikeouts in his last three games (2 starts).

To replace Mejía on the 25-man roster, the Twins have recalled right-handed pitcher Tyler Duffey. Duffey, who appeared in seven games earlier this season for the Twins, recently appeared in 17 games for the Red Wings, going 1-3 with a 3.72 ERA (29.0 IP, 12 ER), 13 walks and 30 strikeouts.

Additionally, to take the vacated roster spot of right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodney, who was traded to Oakland last night, the Twins have recalled first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin from Rochester. Austin was acquired via trade with the Yankees in exchange for Lance Lynn at the trade deadline.

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Twins acquire Dakota Chalmers from Oakland in exchange for Fernando Rodney

The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Dakota Chalmers from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodney. 

Chalmers, 21, was drafted by Oakland in the 3rd round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of North Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA. He appeared in two games (1 start) this season for Low-A Beloit, pitching 5.0 innings, allowing one unearned run with eight walks and 10 strikeouts. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound right-hander has pitched four minor league seasons for the Athletics, going 7-7 with a 4.08 ERA (121.1 IP, 55 ER), 91 walks and 137 strikeouts.

The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Dakota Chalmers from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodney. 

Chalmers, 21, was drafted by Oakland in the 3rd round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of North Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA. He appeared in two games (1 start) this season for Low-A Beloit, pitching 5.0 innings, allowing one unearned run with eight walks and 10 strikeouts. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound right-hander has pitched four minor league seasons for the Athletics, going 7-7 with a 4.08 ERA (121.1 IP, 55 ER), 91 walks and 137 strikeouts.

Fernando Rodney was acquired by the Twins via free agency this past off-season and appeared in 46 games, going 3-2 with a 3.09 ERA (43.2 IP, 15 ER), 25 saves, 19 walks and 50 strikeouts.

The Twins will make a corresponding roster move prior to Friday night's game in Detroit.

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Twins reinstate Magill from paternity list

Matt Belisle placed on 10-day disabled list

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have reinstated right-handed pitcher Matt Magill from the Paternity List. Magill missed the Twins last three games attending the birth of his son, Maverick, on Saturday. He has appeared in 24 games for the Twins this season, going 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA (39.2 IP, 17 ER), eight walks and 39 strikeouts.

To make room for Magill on the 25-man roster, the Twins have placed right-handed pitcher Matt Belisle on the 10-day disabled list with right knee chondromalacia. Belisle appeared in 19 games for the Twins this season, going 1-1 with a 9.15 ERA (19.2 IP, 20 ER), eight walks and 19 strikeouts.

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have reinstated right-handed pitcher Matt Magill from the Paternity List. Magill missed the Twins last three games attending the birth of his son, Maverick, on Saturday. He has appeared in 24 games for the Twins this season, going 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA (39.2 IP, 17 ER), eight walks and 39 strikeouts.

To make room for Magill on the 25-man roster, the Twins have placed right-handed pitcher Matt Belisle on the 10-day disabled list with right knee chondromalacia. Belisle appeared in 19 games for the Twins this season, going 1-1 with a 9.15 ERA (19.2 IP, 20 ER), eight walks and 19 strikeouts.

 

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Twins place Grossman on disabled list

Field recalled from Triple-A Rochester

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN -- The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed outfielder Robbie Grossman on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain he suffered during Sunday afternoon's game vs. Kansas City. Grossman has hit .253 (70-for-277) with 17 doubles, four home runs and 34 RBI in 92 games this season, including a stretch of 26 games since July 1 in which he hit .312 (24-for-77).

To replace Grossman on the 25-man roster, the Twins have recalled outfielder Johnny Field from Triple-A Rochester. Field, who was claimed by the Twins off waivers from Tampa Bay on Friday, played 63 games this season with Tampa Bay, hitting .213 (36-for-169), with nine doubles, six home runs and 14 RBI.

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN -- The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed outfielder Robbie Grossman on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain he suffered during Sunday afternoon's game vs. Kansas City. Grossman has hit .253 (70-for-277) with 17 doubles, four home runs and 34 RBI in 92 games this season, including a stretch of 26 games since July 1 in which he hit .312 (24-for-77).

To replace Grossman on the 25-man roster, the Twins have recalled outfielder Johnny Field from Triple-A Rochester. Field, who was claimed by the Twins off waivers from Tampa Bay on Friday, played 63 games this season with Tampa Bay, hitting .213 (36-for-169), with nine doubles, six home runs and 14 RBI.

 

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Twins to place Magill on paternity list

The Minnesota Twins announced that they will place right-handed pitcher Matt Magill on the Paternity List. Magill appeared in 24 games for the Twins this season, going 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA (39.2 IP, 17 ER), eight walks and 39 strikeouts.

Right-handed pitcher Oliver Drake, who was claimed off waivers from Toronto on Friday afternoon, will replace Magill on the 25-man roster. Drake will be looking to make an appearance for his fifth different major league team in 2018 (Milwaukee, Cleveland, Los Angeles-AL, Toronto), which would be a major league record for a single season.

The Minnesota Twins announced that they will place right-handed pitcher Matt Magill on the Paternity List. Magill appeared in 24 games for the Twins this season, going 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA (39.2 IP, 17 ER), eight walks and 39 strikeouts.

Right-handed pitcher Oliver Drake, who was claimed off waivers from Toronto on Friday afternoon, will replace Magill on the 25-man roster. Drake will be looking to make an appearance for his fifth different major league team in 2018 (Milwaukee, Cleveland, Los Angeles-AL, Toronto), which would be a major league record for a single season.

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Johan Santana to be inducted to Twins Hall of Fame

Special pregame ceremony planned prior to Saturday's game vs. Kansas City, August 4

The Minnesota Twins today announced plans to honor former pitcher Johan Santana with an induction into the Twins Hall of Fame. Santana will become the 31st member of the Twins Hall of Fame and will be inducted during a special on-field pre-game ceremony Saturday, August 4 when the Twins host the Kansas City Royals at Target Field.
 
The first 10,000 fans on Saturday, August 4 will receive a Johan Santana Hall of Fame bobblehead courtesy of Delta Air Lines, and the first 5,000 fans on Friday, August 3 will receive a Johan Santana Twins Hall of Fame pin.
 
Thursday, August 2:

5:00 p.m. -- As a part of Hall of Fame Weekend, Santana will be holding his All-Star Bowling Classic at Bowlero in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The Johan Santana & Friends All-Star Bowling Classic will benefit the Johan Santana Foundation and the Twins Community Fund.
 
Friday, August 3: 
3:20 p.m.
 -- Santana media availability in the Sid Hartman Press Conference Room
6:00 p.m. -- Santana photo opportunity with fans in the Puckett Atrium in the Delta Sky 360° Club
 
Saturday, August 4: Johan Santana Induction
9:00 a.m
. -- Hall of Fame Breakfast:
The Twins will host the Hall of Fame Breakfast at Target Field, celebrating the induction of Johan Santana. The program will include a Q & A session, and autographs with the 2018 Twins Hall of Fame inductee. Scheduled to attend are other members of the Twins Hall of Fame class, Michael Cuddyer, Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Greg Gagne, John Gordon, Kent Hrbek, Torii Hunter, Jim Kaat, Tom Kelly, Tony Oliva, Jim Perry, Brad Radke, Eddie Guardado and Jim Rantz. Select members of the Twins Hall of Fame will be present for autographs. Cost is $100 to attend and tickets are available at www.twinsbaseball.com/breakfast
4:15 p.m. -- A ceremonial unveiling of the Santana plaque on Target Plaza 
4:30 p.m. -- Photo opportunity with Carlos Silva, Juan Rincon, Cristian Guzman, J.C. Romero, and Luis Rivas with fans next to the Great Clips Great Seats (inside of gate 34)  
6:00 p.m. -- The special pregame ceremony emceed by Dick Bremer begins. The ceremony will feature: 
• A video featuring photos and interviews with current and former Twins 
• Twins Hall of Famers Torii Hunter and Eddie Guardado welcoming Santana to the Hall of Fame 
• Twins Hall of Fame Chairman Rod Carew presenting the Twins Hall of Fame jacket to Santana 
• An unveiling of Santana's Twins Hall of Fame print on the field 
• Santana throwing a ceremonial first pitch to his son Johan Santana Jr. 
Play Ball!
 
Among the current members of the Twins Hall of Fame scheduled to attend the ceremony honoring Santana are Michael Cuddyer, Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Greg Gagne, John Gordon, Kent Hrbek, Torii Hunter, Jim Kaat, Tom Kelly, Tony Oliva, Jim Perry, Brad Radke, Eddie Guardado and Jim Rantz.
 
Johan Santana played 12 seasons in the major leagues, including eight with the Twins from 2000-07. He finished his Twins career going 93-44 with six complete games and four shutouts while posting a 3.22 ERA (1308.2 IP, 468 ER), 364 walks and 1,381 strikeouts. The two-time American League Cy Young Award winner (2004 & 2006) had five straight seasons with at least 12 wins from 2003 to 2008 including a career-best 20 wins in 2004 and an AL-leading 19 wins in 2006. On August 19, 2007, Santana set a Twins record with 17 strikeouts in 8.0 innings against the Rangers, a record still active today. A native of Tovar, Venezuela, Santana was selected by the Twins in the 1999 Rule 5 Draft and ranks fourth in Twins history in strikeouts (1,381), fourth in ERA (3.22), seventh in wins (93) and innings pitched (1,308.2), and ninth in starts (175). The 38-year-old was named to three AL All-Star teams with the Twins and won the AL Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2007.
 
The Twins Hall of Fame, which honors players, managers, coaches and off-field personnel who have contributed to the organization's growth and success since Minnesota broke into the major leagues in 1961, was created as part of the club's 40th Season Celebration in 2000. The inaugural class of Twins Hall of Famers-Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek, Kirby Puckett and Calvin Griffith- inducted on August 12, 2000. Other inductees include: pitcher Jim Kaat (2001), broadcaster Herb Carneal (2001), pitcher Bert Blyleven (2002), manager Tom Kelly (2002), long-time public address announcer Bob Casey (2003), outfielder Bob Allison (2003), catcher Earl Battey (2004), pitcher Frank Viola (2005), owner Carl Pohlad (2005), shortstop Zoilo Versalles (2006), third baseman Gary Gaetti (2007), farm director Jim Rantz (2007), pitcher Rick Aguilera (2008), pitcher Brad Radke (2009), farm and scouting director George Brophy (2009), shortstop Greg Gagne (2010), pitcher Jim Perry (2011), pitcher Camilo Pascual (2012), pitcher Eddie Guardado (2013) and director of media relations Tom Mee (2013), second baseman Chuck Knoblauch was elected in 2014 but not inducted, outfielder Torii Hunter (2016) and radio broadcaster John Gordon (2016), outfielder Michael Cuddyer (2017) and general manager Andy MacPhail (2017), and pitcher Johan Santana (2018). 
 
The Twins Hall of Fame membership is permanently displayed in the Hall of Fame Gallery on the Target Field Suite Level as well as on Target Plaza and in the Minor League Clubhouse at the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Ft. Myers, FL.
 
Single-game tickets to the Twins Hall of Fame induction games and all Twins home games are on sale now and are available via twinsbaseball.com, by calling (612) 33-TWINS, (800) 33-TWINS or in-person at the Target Field Box Office.

The Minnesota Twins today announced plans to honor former pitcher Johan Santana with an induction into the Twins Hall of Fame. Santana will become the 31st member of the Twins Hall of Fame and will be inducted during a special on-field pre-game ceremony Saturday, August 4 when the Twins host the Kansas City Royals at Target Field.
 
The first 10,000 fans on Saturday, August 4 will receive a Johan Santana Hall of Fame bobblehead courtesy of Delta Air Lines, and the first 5,000 fans on Friday, August 3 will receive a Johan Santana Twins Hall of Fame pin.
 
Thursday, August 2:

5:00 p.m. -- As a part of Hall of Fame Weekend, Santana will be holding his All-Star Bowling Classic at Bowlero in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The Johan Santana & Friends All-Star Bowling Classic will benefit the Johan Santana Foundation and the Twins Community Fund.
 
Friday, August 3: 
3:20 p.m.
 -- Santana media availability in the Sid Hartman Press Conference Room
6:00 p.m. -- Santana photo opportunity with fans in the Puckett Atrium in the Delta Sky 360° Club
 
Saturday, August 4: Johan Santana Induction
9:00 a.m
. -- Hall of Fame Breakfast:
The Twins will host the Hall of Fame Breakfast at Target Field, celebrating the induction of Johan Santana. The program will include a Q & A session, and autographs with the 2018 Twins Hall of Fame inductee. Scheduled to attend are other members of the Twins Hall of Fame class, Michael Cuddyer, Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Greg Gagne, John Gordon, Kent Hrbek, Torii Hunter, Jim Kaat, Tom Kelly, Tony Oliva, Jim Perry, Brad Radke, Eddie Guardado and Jim Rantz. Select members of the Twins Hall of Fame will be present for autographs. Cost is $100 to attend and tickets are available at www.twinsbaseball.com/breakfast
4:15 p.m. -- A ceremonial unveiling of the Santana plaque on Target Plaza 
4:30 p.m. -- Photo opportunity with Carlos Silva, Juan Rincon, Cristian Guzman, J.C. Romero, and Luis Rivas with fans next to the Great Clips Great Seats (inside of gate 34)  
6:00 p.m. -- The special pregame ceremony emceed by Dick Bremer begins. The ceremony will feature: 
• A video featuring photos and interviews with current and former Twins 
• Twins Hall of Famers Torii Hunter and Eddie Guardado welcoming Santana to the Hall of Fame 
• Twins Hall of Fame Chairman Rod Carew presenting the Twins Hall of Fame jacket to Santana 
• An unveiling of Santana's Twins Hall of Fame print on the field 
• Santana throwing a ceremonial first pitch to his son Johan Santana Jr. 
Play Ball!
 
Among the current members of the Twins Hall of Fame scheduled to attend the ceremony honoring Santana are Michael Cuddyer, Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Greg Gagne, John Gordon, Kent Hrbek, Torii Hunter, Jim Kaat, Tom Kelly, Tony Oliva, Jim Perry, Brad Radke, Eddie Guardado and Jim Rantz.
 
Johan Santana played 12 seasons in the major leagues, including eight with the Twins from 2000-07. He finished his Twins career going 93-44 with six complete games and four shutouts while posting a 3.22 ERA (1308.2 IP, 468 ER), 364 walks and 1,381 strikeouts. The two-time American League Cy Young Award winner (2004 & 2006) had five straight seasons with at least 12 wins from 2003 to 2008 including a career-best 20 wins in 2004 and an AL-leading 19 wins in 2006. On August 19, 2007, Santana set a Twins record with 17 strikeouts in 8.0 innings against the Rangers, a record still active today. A native of Tovar, Venezuela, Santana was selected by the Twins in the 1999 Rule 5 Draft and ranks fourth in Twins history in strikeouts (1,381), fourth in ERA (3.22), seventh in wins (93) and innings pitched (1,308.2), and ninth in starts (175). The 38-year-old was named to three AL All-Star teams with the Twins and won the AL Rawlings Gold Glove Award in 2007.
 
The Twins Hall of Fame, which honors players, managers, coaches and off-field personnel who have contributed to the organization's growth and success since Minnesota broke into the major leagues in 1961, was created as part of the club's 40th Season Celebration in 2000. The inaugural class of Twins Hall of Famers-Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek, Kirby Puckett and Calvin Griffith- inducted on August 12, 2000. Other inductees include: pitcher Jim Kaat (2001), broadcaster Herb Carneal (2001), pitcher Bert Blyleven (2002), manager Tom Kelly (2002), long-time public address announcer Bob Casey (2003), outfielder Bob Allison (2003), catcher Earl Battey (2004), pitcher Frank Viola (2005), owner Carl Pohlad (2005), shortstop Zoilo Versalles (2006), third baseman Gary Gaetti (2007), farm director Jim Rantz (2007), pitcher Rick Aguilera (2008), pitcher Brad Radke (2009), farm and scouting director George Brophy (2009), shortstop Greg Gagne (2010), pitcher Jim Perry (2011), pitcher Camilo Pascual (2012), pitcher Eddie Guardado (2013) and director of media relations Tom Mee (2013), second baseman Chuck Knoblauch was elected in 2014 but not inducted, outfielder Torii Hunter (2016) and radio broadcaster John Gordon (2016), outfielder Michael Cuddyer (2017) and general manager Andy MacPhail (2017), and pitcher Johan Santana (2018). 
 
The Twins Hall of Fame membership is permanently displayed in the Hall of Fame Gallery on the Target Field Suite Level as well as on Target Plaza and in the Minor League Clubhouse at the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Ft. Myers, FL.
 
Single-game tickets to the Twins Hall of Fame induction games and all Twins home games are on sale now and are available via twinsbaseball.com, by calling (612) 33-TWINS, (800) 33-TWINS or in-person at the Target Field Box Office.

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Twins acquire Forsythe, Raley and Smeltzer in exchange for Brian Dozier

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired second baseman Logan Forsythe, minor league outfielder Luke Raley, and minor league left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer in exchange for second baseman Brian Dozier.

Forsythe, 31, played in 70 games for the Dodgers this season, hitting .207 (40-for-193) with 10 doubles, two home runs, 13 RBI, 17 walks and 18 runs scored. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound infielder has played parts for eight seasons at the major league level with San Diego (2011-13), Tampa Bay (2014-16) and Los Angeles-NL (2017-18), hitting .247 (640-for-2591) with 126 doubles, 12 triples, 63 home runs, 252 RBI, 330 runs scored and 271 walks.

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired second baseman Logan Forsythe, minor league outfielder Luke Raley, and minor league left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer in exchange for second baseman Brian Dozier.

Forsythe, 31, played in 70 games for the Dodgers this season, hitting .207 (40-for-193) with 10 doubles, two home runs, 13 RBI, 17 walks and 18 runs scored. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound infielder has played parts for eight seasons at the major league level with San Diego (2011-13), Tampa Bay (2014-16) and Los Angeles-NL (2017-18), hitting .247 (640-for-2591) with 126 doubles, 12 triples, 63 home runs, 252 RBI, 330 runs scored and 271 walks.

Raley, 23, was drafted by the Dodgers in the seventh round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Lake Erie College. The 6-foot-3, 220 outfielder/first baseman played in 93 games for Double-A Tulsa this season, hitting .275 (106-for-386) with 17 doubles, five triples, 17 home runs, 53 RBI, 65 runs scored, 24 walks and a .345 on-base percentage. In three seasons in the Dodgers organization, the left-handed hitter batted .286 (316-for-1104) with 52 doubles, 22 triples, 35 home runs, 139 RBI, 201 runs scored and a .360 on-base percentage. He was named to the California League All-Star team in 2017 and the Texas League All-Star team in 2018. In addition, he was ranked as the 19th best prospect in the Los Angeles organization by MLB.com and the 26th best prospect by Baseball America this past off-season.

Smeltzer, 22, was drafted by the Dodgers in the fifth round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Florida Gulf Coast University. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound left-hander pitched in 23 games (14 starts) for Double-A Tulsa this season, going 5-5 with a 4.73 ERA (83.2 IP, 44 ER), 19 walks and 67 strikeouts. The Voorhees, New Jersey native has pitched three seasons in the Dodgers organization, going 12-14 with a 4.53 ERA (236.2 IP, 119 ER), 55 walks and 238 strikeouts. He was recently named to the Texas League All-Star team.

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Twins recall May from Triple-A Rochester

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor May from Triple-A Rochester. May appeared in 13 games (4 starts) for the Red Wings, going 0-4 with a 4.00 ERA (27.0 IP, 12 ER), 16 walks and 25 strikeouts.

May missed the entire 2017 season recovering from "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow after being diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament on March 11, 2017. May pitched parts of three seasons for the Twins from 2014-16, going 13-17 with a 5.14 ERA (203.0 IP, 116 ER), 65 walks and 214 strikeouts in 102 games (25 starts).

May takes the 25-man roster spot vacated by right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn, who was traded to the New York Yankees yesterday.
 

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Trevor May from Triple-A Rochester. May appeared in 13 games (4 starts) for the Red Wings, going 0-4 with a 4.00 ERA (27.0 IP, 12 ER), 16 walks and 25 strikeouts.

May missed the entire 2017 season recovering from "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow after being diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament on March 11, 2017. May pitched parts of three seasons for the Twins from 2014-16, going 13-17 with a 5.14 ERA (203.0 IP, 116 ER), 65 walks and 214 strikeouts in 102 games (25 starts).

May takes the 25-man roster spot vacated by right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn, who was traded to the New York Yankees yesterday.
 

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Twins acquire Chase De Jong and Ryan Costello in exchange for Zach Duke

Return Reed from rehab and reinstate from disabled list

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN -- The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Chase De Jong and minor league infielder Ryan Costello from Seattle in exchange for left-handed pitcher Zach Duke and cash considerations.

De Jong, 24, has started 21 games for Double-A Arkansas (Seattle), going 5-5 with a 3.80 ERA (120.2 IP, 51 ER), 34 walks and 89 strikeouts this season. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound right-hander went 0-3 with a 6.35 ERA (28.1 IP, 20 ER), 13 walks, and 13 strikeouts in seven games (4 starts) with Seattle last season. He has appeared in 134 minor league games (122 starts) over seven seasons, going 39-35 with a 3.92 ERA (681.2 IP, 297 ER), 177 walks and 584 strikeouts. The Twins will be his fourth organization (Toronto 2012-2015, Los Angeles-NL 2015-2016 & Seattle 2017-2018). De Jong was originally selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the second round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN -- The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Chase De Jong and minor league infielder Ryan Costello from Seattle in exchange for left-handed pitcher Zach Duke and cash considerations.

De Jong, 24, has started 21 games for Double-A Arkansas (Seattle), going 5-5 with a 3.80 ERA (120.2 IP, 51 ER), 34 walks and 89 strikeouts this season. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound right-hander went 0-3 with a 6.35 ERA (28.1 IP, 20 ER), 13 walks, and 13 strikeouts in seven games (4 starts) with Seattle last season. He has appeared in 134 minor league games (122 starts) over seven seasons, going 39-35 with a 3.92 ERA (681.2 IP, 297 ER), 177 walks and 584 strikeouts. The Twins will be his fourth organization (Toronto 2012-2015, Los Angeles-NL 2015-2016 & Seattle 2017-2018). De Jong was originally selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the second round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.

Costello, 22, has hit .266 (92-for-346) with 48 runs, 24 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs, and 70 RBI for Class-A Clinton (Seattle) in 101 games this season. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound infielder has played 145 career minor league games between Rookie-AZL Mariners and Single-A Clinton, combining to hit .285 (139-for-488) with 37 doubles, 24 home runs, 108 RBI and five stolen bases. Costello was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 31st round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft out of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut.

Zach Duke was signed by the Twins this offseason as a free agent. The left-hander has appeared in 45 games for Minnesota, going 3-4 with a 3.62 ERA (37.1 IP, 15 ER), 15 walks and 39 strikeouts. The Clifton, Texas native has not allowed a home run this season and ranks 10th among active lefties in career games with 513. Duke is one of three active players in MLB with 150 career starts and 150 relief appearances. To replace Duke on the 25-man roster, the Twins have returned Addison Reed from rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list. Reed missed the last 16 games with right triceps tightness. He appeared in two games on rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester, posting a 4.50 ERA (2.0 IP, 1 ER) with two walks and one strikeout. Reed appeared in 41 games with the Twins, going 1-5 with a 4.83 ERA (41.0 IP, 22 ER), 13 walks and 37 strikeouts.

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Homestand highlights: Monday, July 30-Sunday, August 5

Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals

Monday, July 30 vs. Cleveland Indians (7:10 p.m.) 
College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University Night -- Fans who purchase a ticket for this exclusive theme night package will receive a special, limited-edition co-branded CSB/SJU Twins cap. Additionally, a portion of each ticket purchased will support the CSB/SJU Alumni Association. For more information on CSB/SJU Night, please visit www.twinsbaseball.com/csbsju. 
Military Discount -- Presented by T-Mobile and FOX Sports North, active military members or veterans with a valid ID plus up to three guests receive half-price Home Plate View tickets every Monday through Thursday game.
 
Tuesday, July 31 vs. Cleveland Indians (7:10 p.m.) 
Military Discount -- Presented by T-Mobile and FOX Sports North, active military members or veterans with a valid ID plus up to three guests receive half-price Home Plate View tickets every Monday through Thursday game.
U.S. Bank Meal Deal -- Purchase a U.S. Bank Home Run Porch View ticket and receive a FREE Schweigert™ hot dog and Pepsi.
 
Wednesday, August 1 vs. Cleveland Indians (12:10 p.m.) 
GIVEAWAY -- All fans will receive a National Baseball Card Day Commemorative Trading Card Pack presented by Topps.  
Military Discount -- Presented by T-Mobile and FOX Sports North, active military members or veterans with a valid ID plus up to three guests receive half-price Home Plate View tickets every Monday through Thursday game.
Treasure Island Resort & Casino Senior Days -- Fans 55 and better receive a $5 discount on Field Box, Left Field Bleachers and Treasure Island Cove tickets for all weekday day games. Offer available by phone and in-person only. Tickets subject to availability. 
Student Day presented by Rasmussen College -- Ballpark Access tickets are just $5 for students -- now available through mobile delivery! Plus students can download a free Metro Transit ride pass. Students can visit twinsbaseball.com/student to register to purchase tickets through the MLB Ballpark app and to download the free ride pass. Tickets are also available day of game at the Target Field Box Office beginning at 9:00 AM. Limit one ticket per student with valid ID.
Schweigert™ Dollar-A-Dog Day -- Hot dogs are just $1 at the Hennepin Grille and Taste of Twins Territory concession stands. (Limit 20,000 per game; 2 per person)
 
Thursday, August 2 -- OFF DAY 
All-Star Bowling Classic -- Prior to being inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, Johan Santana will be holding his All-Star Bowling Classic on August 2nd at Bowlero in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The Johan Santana & Friends All-Star Bowling Classic will benefit the Johan Santana Foundation and the Twins Community Fund.
 
Friday, August 3 vs. Kansas City Royals (7:10 p.m.) 
GIVEAWAY -- The first 5,000 fans will receive a Johan Santana Hall of Fame pin.
Fireworks -- With a salute to Zac Brown Band, fans are invited to stay after the game for a fireworks show presented by Securian Financial. 
Bat & Barrel Postgame Show -- Fans are welcome to stay after the game for a postgame party in Bat & Barrel with music performed by DJ Advance. 
 
Saturday, August 4 vs. Kansas City Royals (6:10 p.m.) 
GIVEAWAY -- The first 10,000 fans will receive a Johan Santana Hall of Fame Bobblehead presented by Delta Air Lines. 
Johan Santana HOF Induction -- Fans are welcomed to arrive early to the game to honor Johan Santana as he's inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. Past Twins Hall of Fame inductees scheduled to attend include Michael Cuddyer, Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Greg Gagne, John Gordon, Kent Hrbek, Torii Hunter, Jim Kaat, Tom Kelly, Tony Oliva, Jim Perry, Brad Radke, Eddie Guardado and Jim Rantz (subject to change).
 
Sunday, August 5 vs. Kansas City Royals (1:10 p.m.) 
GIVEAWAY - The first 5,000 kids (12 & under) will receive a T.C. Pillowcase presented by MyPillow.   
Kids Day - Presented by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, every Sunday, kids meals are half price-just $4! Before the game, kids 12 and younger can play interactive games and get free autographs from a Twins player. Postgame, kids can run the bases.

Monday, July 30 vs. Cleveland Indians (7:10 p.m.) 
College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University Night -- Fans who purchase a ticket for this exclusive theme night package will receive a special, limited-edition co-branded CSB/SJU Twins cap. Additionally, a portion of each ticket purchased will support the CSB/SJU Alumni Association. For more information on CSB/SJU Night, please visit www.twinsbaseball.com/csbsju. 
Military Discount -- Presented by T-Mobile and FOX Sports North, active military members or veterans with a valid ID plus up to three guests receive half-price Home Plate View tickets every Monday through Thursday game.
 
Tuesday, July 31 vs. Cleveland Indians (7:10 p.m.) 
Military Discount -- Presented by T-Mobile and FOX Sports North, active military members or veterans with a valid ID plus up to three guests receive half-price Home Plate View tickets every Monday through Thursday game.
U.S. Bank Meal Deal -- Purchase a U.S. Bank Home Run Porch View ticket and receive a FREE Schweigert™ hot dog and Pepsi.
 
Wednesday, August 1 vs. Cleveland Indians (12:10 p.m.) 
GIVEAWAY -- All fans will receive a National Baseball Card Day Commemorative Trading Card Pack presented by Topps.  
Military Discount -- Presented by T-Mobile and FOX Sports North, active military members or veterans with a valid ID plus up to three guests receive half-price Home Plate View tickets every Monday through Thursday game.
Treasure Island Resort & Casino Senior Days -- Fans 55 and better receive a $5 discount on Field Box, Left Field Bleachers and Treasure Island Cove tickets for all weekday day games. Offer available by phone and in-person only. Tickets subject to availability. 
Student Day presented by Rasmussen College -- Ballpark Access tickets are just $5 for students -- now available through mobile delivery! Plus students can download a free Metro Transit ride pass. Students can visit twinsbaseball.com/student to register to purchase tickets through the MLB Ballpark app and to download the free ride pass. Tickets are also available day of game at the Target Field Box Office beginning at 9:00 AM. Limit one ticket per student with valid ID.
Schweigert™ Dollar-A-Dog Day -- Hot dogs are just $1 at the Hennepin Grille and Taste of Twins Territory concession stands. (Limit 20,000 per game; 2 per person)
 
Thursday, August 2 -- OFF DAY 
All-Star Bowling Classic -- Prior to being inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, Johan Santana will be holding his All-Star Bowling Classic on August 2nd at Bowlero in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The Johan Santana & Friends All-Star Bowling Classic will benefit the Johan Santana Foundation and the Twins Community Fund.
 
Friday, August 3 vs. Kansas City Royals (7:10 p.m.) 
GIVEAWAY -- The first 5,000 fans will receive a Johan Santana Hall of Fame pin.
Fireworks -- With a salute to Zac Brown Band, fans are invited to stay after the game for a fireworks show presented by Securian Financial. 
Bat & Barrel Postgame Show -- Fans are welcome to stay after the game for a postgame party in Bat & Barrel with music performed by DJ Advance. 
 
Saturday, August 4 vs. Kansas City Royals (6:10 p.m.) 
GIVEAWAY -- The first 10,000 fans will receive a Johan Santana Hall of Fame Bobblehead presented by Delta Air Lines. 
Johan Santana HOF Induction -- Fans are welcomed to arrive early to the game to honor Johan Santana as he's inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. Past Twins Hall of Fame inductees scheduled to attend include Michael Cuddyer, Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Greg Gagne, John Gordon, Kent Hrbek, Torii Hunter, Jim Kaat, Tom Kelly, Tony Oliva, Jim Perry, Brad Radke, Eddie Guardado and Jim Rantz (subject to change).
 
Sunday, August 5 vs. Kansas City Royals (1:10 p.m.) 
GIVEAWAY - The first 5,000 kids (12 & under) will receive a T.C. Pillowcase presented by MyPillow.   
Kids Day - Presented by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, every Sunday, kids meals are half price-just $4! Before the game, kids 12 and younger can play interactive games and get free autographs from a Twins player. Postgame, kids can run the bases.

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Twins recall Sanó and Moya from Triple-A Rochester

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have recalled third baseman Miguel Sanó and left-handed pitcher Gabriel Moya from Triple-A Rochester.

Sanó hit .309 (29-for-94) with three doubles, four home runs, 17 RBI, 19 walks and a .425 on-base percentage in 28 games between Single-A Ft. Myers and Triple-A Rochester since being optioned by Minnesota to Ft. Myers on June 14.

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have recalled third baseman Miguel Sanó and left-handed pitcher Gabriel Moya from Triple-A Rochester.

Sanó hit .309 (29-for-94) with three doubles, four home runs, 17 RBI, 19 walks and a .425 on-base percentage in 28 games between Single-A Ft. Myers and Triple-A Rochester since being optioned by Minnesota to Ft. Myers on June 14.

Moya, who appeared in six games for the Twins over two stints earlier this season, recently appeared in six games for the Red Wings, posting a 2.79 ERA (9.2 IP, 3 ER) with three walks and 12 strikeouts. Over those first two stints with Minnesota, the left-hander walked two and struck out 10 in 7.0 innings pitched, while holding opponents to a .214 batting average.

 

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Twins acquire Jhoan Duran, Gabriel Maciel and Ernie De La Trinidad from Arizona in exchange for Eduardo Escobar

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Jhoan Duran and outfielders Gabriel Maciel and Ernie De La Trinidad from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for infielder Eduardo Escobar.

Duran, 20, was signed by the Diamondbacks in 2015 out of Esperanza, Dominican Republic. The 6-foot-5, 175-pound right-hander made 15 starts for Arizona's Low-A affiliate Kane County this season, going 5-4 with a 4.73 ERA (64.2 IP, 34 ER), 28 walks and 71 strikeouts. In four seasons in the Diamondbacks system, he went 16-13 with a 4.35 ERA (223.1 IP, 108 ER), 81 walks and 186 strikeouts in 48 starts. Duran was named Arizona's mid-season 19th best prospect by MLB.com last off-season and 10th best by Baseball America.

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Jhoan Duran and outfielders Gabriel Maciel and Ernie De La Trinidad from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for infielder Eduardo Escobar.

Duran, 20, was signed by the Diamondbacks in 2015 out of Esperanza, Dominican Republic. The 6-foot-5, 175-pound right-hander made 15 starts for Arizona's Low-A affiliate Kane County this season, going 5-4 with a 4.73 ERA (64.2 IP, 34 ER), 28 walks and 71 strikeouts. In four seasons in the Diamondbacks system, he went 16-13 with a 4.35 ERA (223.1 IP, 108 ER), 81 walks and 186 strikeouts in 48 starts. Duran was named Arizona's mid-season 19th best prospect by MLB.com last off-season and 10th best by Baseball America.

Maciel, 19, was signed by the Diamondbacks in 2016 out of Londrina, Brazil. In 68 games for Low-A Kane County, he hit .287 (80-for-279) with 10 doubles, one home run, 16 RBI, 44 runs scored and 14 stolen bases. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound outfielder spent three seasons in Arizona's system, hitting .296 (214-for-724) with 29 doubles, four home runs, 55 RBI, 45 stolen bases and a .361 on-base percentage. Maciel was named Arizona's 11th best prospect by MLB.com last off-season and was named as a Pioneer League Midseason All-Star in 2017.

Trinidad, 22, was selected by the Diamondbacks in the 19th round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft out of UNLV. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound outfielder has played two seasons in the Diamondbacks system, hitting .306 (154-for-504) with 23 doubles, 10 triples, 13 home runs, 81 RBI, 10 stolen bases and a .396 on-base percentage. He was named Midwest League Player of the Week earlier his month.

Escobar was originally acquired by the Twins at the 2012 trade deadline in exchange for left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano. Over seven seasons with the Twins, he played in 657 games, hitting .259 (565-for-2184) with 138 doubles, 18 triples, 63 home runs, 278 RBI and 262 runs scored. The utility man played in 97 games this season for Minnesota, hitting .274 (101-for-368) with 15 home runs, 63 RBI and an MLB-best 37 doubles.

 

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Twins to reinstate RHP Ervin Santana

Designate Motter for release or assignment

The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday night that they will return right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana from rehab assignment and reinstate him from the 60-day disabled list prior to his scheduled start Wednesday vs. the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Santana, who has missed the entire season while recovering from surgery on his right middle finger MCP joint, recently made two rehab starts at Triple-A Rochester posting a 3.09 ERA over 11.2 innings.

Santana, 35, has played in parts of 13 major league seasons with Los Angeles-AL (2005-12), Kansas City (2013), Atlanta (2014) and Minnesota (2015-current). In his four seasons with the Twins, Santana has posted a 30-24 record with a 3.47 ERA (500.2 IP, 193 ER) and 1.20 WHIP over 80 starts.  

The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday night that they will return right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana from rehab assignment and reinstate him from the 60-day disabled list prior to his scheduled start Wednesday vs. the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Santana, who has missed the entire season while recovering from surgery on his right middle finger MCP joint, recently made two rehab starts at Triple-A Rochester posting a 3.09 ERA over 11.2 innings.

Santana, 35, has played in parts of 13 major league seasons with Los Angeles-AL (2005-12), Kansas City (2013), Atlanta (2014) and Minnesota (2015-current). In his four seasons with the Twins, Santana has posted a 30-24 record with a 3.47 ERA (500.2 IP, 193 ER) and 1.20 WHIP over 80 starts.  

To make room on the roster for Santana, the Twins have designated infielder Taylor Motter for release or assignment. Motter has appeared in 17 games for the Twins this season after being claimed off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on May 28.

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