Fresh off losing three of four to the division-rival Chicago White Sox, the Minnesota Twins on Friday announced a handful of roster moves that will see them regain one key piece of their battery, while they lose another.
The club is reinstated catcher Mitch Garver from the 10-day injured list after he missed 27 games with a low-grade intercostal strain. He is hitting .154 (8-for-52) with one home run, two RBIs, seven runs scored and seven walks in 17 games this season.
The club optioned catcher/infielder Willians Astudillo to its alternate training site to make room for Garver on the roster. Astudillo posted a .250 batting average (4-for-16) with a double, a homer, three runs driven in and four runs scored.
Right-handed starter Jake Odorizzi was moved back onto the 10-day IL with a right middle finger blister, retroactive to Thursday. Odorizzi, 30, made his fourth start of the season on Wednesday -- and first since Aug. 21 -- and left after the blister appeared to burst and bleed on his hand.
He went on the injured list in August after taking a line drive off the chest.
Odorizzi is 0-1 with a 6.59 ERA, three walks and 12 strikeouts over 13 2/3 innings.
The Twins recalled right-hander Sean Poppen from the alternate site. Poppen has a 4.70 ERA in six relief appearances, walking four and striking out 10 over 7 2/3 innings.
--Field Level Media