Waldrop called up, Carson sent down by Twins

In need of bullpen help, the Minnesota Twins recalled right-hander Kyle Waldrop from Triple-A Rochester on Friday. To make room for Waldrop on the 25-man roster, Minnesota optioned outfielder Matt Carson to Rochester.


Waldrop spent the beginning of the season on the disabled list with a right elbow strain and has appeared in just four games this year with Minnesota. He gave up a pair of runs in four innings in late June and early July before he was optioned to Rochester. In 24 games with the Red Wings, Waldrop had a 3.34 ERA in 35 innings, including four saves.


Carson, 31, made his Twins debut on Aug. 17 against Seattle. He played in just four games before being optioned back to Rochester. During his brief time with Minnesota, he batted 8-for-21 (.381) with one RBI. He played right field for the Twins while Denard Span was out with an injured shoulder, but Span returned to the lineup Thursday against Texas.


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