Twins send reliever Oliveros down after 2 days

The Minnesota Twins have sent right-handed reliever Lester

Oliveros back to Triple-A Rochester after only two days on the

roster.

The move was made after Friday night’s loss to Milwaukee so

right-hander Liam Hendriks could be officially recalled to make his

start on Saturday afternoon.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said the Twins ”can’t afford to get rid

of a player right now” with road games against National League

foes Pittsburgh and Cincinnati next week. Plus, first baseman

Justin Morneau was held out of Friday’s game due to soreness in his

left forearm and said afterward he wasn’t sure he’d be able to play

on Saturday.