Twins place Rooker on 10-day injured list, call up Waddell

The Minnesota Twins made a couple of roster moves Wednesday, placing outfielder Brent Rooker on the 10-day injured list with a cervical strain and calling up left-handed reliever Brandon Waddell from the taxi squad.

More Twins Coverage

To make room for Waddell on the 40-man roster, Minnesota transferred right-hander Edwar Colina to the 60-day injured list.

Recalled after infielder Josh Donaldson went on the injured list, Rooker has appeared in three games for the Twins this season, making two starts in left field. He collected one hit in 11 at-bats (.091 batting average) and fanned six times with no walks.

Waddell has 3 1/3 innings in the big leagues under his belt, coming last year with Pittsburgh. He allowed one run one two hits and two walks. In 2019, Waddell logged a 6.29 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 97 1/3 innings at Double-A and Triple-A.

Colina heads to the 60-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. The 23-year-old has appeared in one MLB game and allowed three runs on four hits and two walks in 1/3 of an inning.

Minnesota wraps up a three-game series Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers. Catch the game on Bally Sports North, with “Twins Live” beginning at 11:30 a.m.