Twins send reliever Oliveros down after 2 days

BY foxsports • June 16, 2012

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.

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