Outfielder Thomas back with Twins

  • Updated: June 4, 2013 - 1:30 AM
hide

Clete Thomas hit a home run during his April stint with the Twins last year.

Photo: Genevieve Ross, Associated Press

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

The Twins called up outfielder Clete Thomas from Class AAA Rochester on Monday. He will take the place of first baseman Chris Colabello, who was sent back to Rochester after Sunday’s game.

Thomas, 29, is batting .296 with nine home runs and 25 RBI in 36 games with the Red Wings. Thomas got off to a strong start, batting .362 in April, but was slowed by a strained quadriceps. The Twins, lacking a good defensive backup outfielder with Darin Mastroianni injured, likely will spot-start him and use him as a late-inning defensive replacement.

The lefthanded-hitting Thomas played 12 games with the Twins last year, all in April, batting .143 with 16 strikeouts in 29 plate appearances. He also played with the Detroit Tigers in 2008 and ’09.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Twins designated lefthander Tyler Robertson for assignment. Robertson was on the Opening Day roster but sent to Rochester on April 6. He is 2-0 with a 3.05 ERA for the Red Wings but has issued 16 walks to go with 22 hits in 20⅔ innings.

La VELLE E. NEAL III

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions
Final123456789RHE
Minnesota «50001021413180
Colorado2200100005131
@Ballpark Replay
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap | Box
W:P.Hughes(10-5) L:B.Anderson(0-3)
HR: MIN- B.Dozier 2 (18) COL- None

ADVERTISEMENT

Chicago WSox - LP: J. Guerra 2 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: B. Shaw 3
Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano 3 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 6
Miami - LP: B. Hand 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: J. deGrom 9
Washington - WP: T. Roark 10 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: K. Kendrick 3
Toronto - LP: R. Dickey 0 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: D. Price 3
St. Louis - LP: C. Martinez 2 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 11
Boston - WP: C. Buchholz 11 FINAL
Houston - LP: B. Peacock 0
Detroit - LP: J. Verlander 2 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 5
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 10 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood 7
LA Angels - WP: T. Skaggs 10 FINAL
Texas - LP: S. Baker 7
Arizona - LP: V. Nuno 4 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: M. Bumgarner 8
San Diego - LP: T. Ross 0 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: H. Ryu 1
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 13 FINAL
Colorado - LP: B. Anderson 5
Oakland - WP: S. Gray 4 FINAL
Seattle - LP: C. Young 1
NY Yankees - LP: C. Whitley 1 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: K. Gausman 3
Portland 0 FINAL
Seattle 2
Winnipeg 34 FINAL
Montreal 33
Ottawa 11 FINAL
Edmonton 27
Calgary 34 FINAL
Toronto 15
Brt Columbia 26 FINAL
Saskatchewan 13
Los Angeles 90 FINAL
Connecticut 64
Seattle 60 FINAL
Minnesota 77
San Antonio 61 FINAL
Phoenix 90
Chicago 79 FINAL
Atlanta 81
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Who will win the Home Run Derby?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close