Twins outright RHP Nick Blackburn to Triple-A
AUG 20, 2012 3:41p ET
Minnesota also outrighted infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka, who is currently playing for Rochester. The moves mean that both Blackburn and Nishioka are no longer on the Twins’ 40-man roster.
In 19 starts with the Twins this season, Blackburn was 4-9 with a 7.39 ERA. He was optioned to Triple-A once already this season. Since being called back up, Blackburn was 0-4 with a 6.11 ERA in six starts since July 20. He allowed four or more runs in four of those six starts.
The Twins now have only 38 players on their 40-man roster.
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