Twins Promote Jeff Manship
Twins Daily tonight learned that the Twins have decided to promote right-handed pitcher Jeff Manship from AAA Rochester. He will be pitching out of the bullpen for the Twins.
Manship was scheduled to start on Sunday afternoon in Gwinnett (Georgia) against the Braves affiliate, but instead he will be hopping on an airplane to join the Twins.
Overall this season, Manship is 4-1 with a 3.08 ERA for the Red Wings. He pitched eight times out of the bullpen and made four starts. As a reliever, he threw 18 innings. He walked eight and struck out 18. In his four starts, he has thrown 20 innings and given up 16 hits, seven walks and struck out ten.
At this time, we do not know the subsequent roster move. In recent days, there have been hints that Alex Burnett could be put on the Disabled List due to elbow discomfort. It is also possible, based on the question marks throughout the Twins starting rotation, that the team could decide to go with 13 pitchers again, as they did earlier in the season. Likewise, we do not know if the Red Wings will be able to add a pitcher, although LHP Aaron Thompson's suspension comes to an end in the next two days.