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REPORTS: Twins to Promote RHP Felix Jorge from Chattanooga for Saturday Start


Brandon Warne

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As the Minnesota Twins were in the process of losing to the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Thursday night, word broke that the team had honed in on who’d make one of the starts in Saturday’s doubleheader in Kansas City.

 

It’ll be righty Felix Jorge, who’ll be making his big-league debut, and making the jump from Double-A Chattanooga.

 

The move was first floated by Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press early Thursday:

 

 

The move was then reported by Mariana Guzman, who covers the Twins for La Raza 95.7 FM — the Spanish language broadcast that features Tony Oliva on its telecasts.

 

 

That move was further confirmed by Berardino just minutes later:

 

 

The Twins have not confirmed the move, but that’s not atypical of this sort of thing. Most likely, Jorge — who is already on the 40-man roster — will serve as the 26th man on Saturday before being sent back to the minors.

 

The 26th man rule is a provision that came into being with the ratifying of the Collective Bargaining Agreement following the 2011 season. The player must be on the 40-man roster, and the game must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. The player does not need to be a pitcher — though it almost always is — and can be added inside the 10-day waiting period for a player previously optioned. However, if a player is used with that provision, they must be immediately sent back to the minors. Any other player promoted can be kept up in the big leagues with another player taken off the roster.

 

Read this article in its entirety at ZoneCoverage.com here.

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Does this use an option? Does it count toward his ML service time? I wonder how much he makes being in the majors for one day. Someone probably knows that?

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Does this use an option? Does it count toward his ML service time? I wonder how much he makes being in the majors for one day. Someone probably knows that?

 

His option was used when he was optioned from big league camp to minor league camp, so that counts for the full year. It isn't like an extra option. 

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His option was used when he was optioned from big league camp to minor league camp, so that counts for the full year. It isn't like an extra option. 

 

Yes, I should have been more clear on that. 40-man players use options when sent back at end of spring. So when they make the move, it'll be "recalled" even though he has no MLB experience.

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