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Twins call up pitcher Juan Minaya, DFA Tyler Thornburg

May 28, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Juan Minaya (49) delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the fifth inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins called up Juan Minaya from Triple-A St. Paul and designated fellow right-hander Tyler Thornburg for assignment Friday.

Minaya, 31, appeared in four games earlier this season with the Twins and posted an 8.53 ERA with no decisions.

He owns a career record of 8-5 with 10 saves and a 3.76 ERA in 158 career relief appearances with the Chicago White Sox (2016-19) and Twins (2021-22).

Thornburg, 33, was 0-1 with a 2.79 ERA in five relief appearances with Minnesota. He began the season with Atlanta but was released by the Braves on May 29 after posting a 3.86 ERA over 9 1/3 innings.

Thornburg is 16-10 with 13 saves and a 3.46 ERA in 206 career games (10 starts) with the Milwaukee Brewers (2012-16), Boston Red Sox (2018-19), Cincinnati Reds (2020), Braves and Twins.

–Field Level Media