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Twins place Glen Perkins on DL, recall Dusty Hughes

May 22, 2011, 8:49 AM EDT

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According to LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Twins made a couple of roster moves early this morning.

Glen Perkins, a successful left-handed reliever, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. He will leave behind a 1.59 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP and a dominant .171/.256/.200 slash line against left-handed batters. The expectation is that he will miss around three weeks.

Replacing Perkins on the Twins’ 25-man roster will be left-hander Dusty Hughes, who opened the regular season in the major leagues but got demoted to the minors in early May after surrendering 16 hits and 12 earned runs in his first 10 2/3 innings. He hasn’t fared much better at Triple-A Rochester and could struggle again to retire big league hitters.

The Twins are 15-29 this season and currently sit 13 1/2 games back of the Indians in the AL Central.

  1. sknut - May 22, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Great one of the only two relievers is on the DL. And Hughes was awful when he was up here last, he had a decent spring training just couldn’t throw strikes onces the games counted.

    • The Common Man/ - May 22, 2011 at 9:37 AM

      He has never, ever been a good pitcher. If you got sucked into believing in him based on Spring Training stats, you get what you deserve.

  2. jstrizzle - May 22, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Great so a weak bullpen gets even weaker. This is just not the Twins year. I am getting the feeling they are gonna blow this thing up when the trade deadline rolls around. Of course they will keep Mauer & Morneau though.

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