Twins recall OF Matt Carson

The Minnesota Twins have recalled outfielder Matt Carson from

Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins made the move on Friday, one day after putting center

fielder Denard Span on the disabled list with a sprained right

collarbone. Span was first injured on Aug. 12 and missed 14 of the

next 17 games. When the injury still had not improved enough for

him to feel comfortable playing on the Thursday, the Twins decided

to put him on the disabled list even though rosters are expanding

on Saturday.

Carson is making his second appearance with the Twins this

season. He hit .321 in five games earlier in August. At Triple-A,

Carson hit .282 with 14 homers and 53 RBIs in 115 games.