MINNEAPOLIS In need of another arm in the bullpen, the Minnesota Twins recalled right-hander Jeff Manship from Triple-A Rochester prior to Sunday's game. With the move, Minnesota is back to 13 pitchers on the 25-man roster.
To make room for Manship, the Twins designated outfielder Erik Komatsu for release or assignment.
Manship, 27, has pitched briefly in each of the last three seasons with Minnesota. In 12 games with Rochester this year, including four starts, he was 4-1 with a 3.08 ERA. He'll pitch out of the bullpen for the Twins, according to manager Ron Gardenhire.
"We need pitching," Gardenhire said. "We have to have enough pitching right now. Our bullpen's depleted and we have to protect ourselves. Manship's been throwing well. He's ready, available and extended out. He's been starting, so we've got some innings out there if we get into any kind of situations today."
The Twins claimed Komatsu off waivers from St. Louis in early May, but playing time was hard to come by l...