MINNEAPOLIS -- With Triple-A Rochester's season coming to an end Sunday, that means reinforcements are headed to Minnesota.
The Twins announced after Sunday's game that they recalled seven players from Rochester: pitchers Scott Diamond, Cole De Vries, Michael Tonkin and Shairon Martis, infielder Eduardo Escobar, outfielder Chris Parmelee and catcher Eric Fryer. The Red Wings fell 3-0 Sunday to Pawtucket in the decisive game of a best-of-five series in the International League playoffs.
To make room for Fryer and Martis on the 40-man roster, the Twins placed pitcher Samuel Deduno and outfielder Wilkin Ramirez on the 60-day disabled list.
Given the Red Wings' playoff run, Minnesota had to delay making its September call-ups. That meant the Twins had just 26 players on the roster through Sunday's loss to Toronto. One of those -- infielder Doug Bernier -- has been unavailable with an elbow injury, and the Twins' bullpen has also been overworked.
Finally, manager Ron Gardenhire has reinf...