It what could be the first of a couple of moves today (or should be), the Twins have placed lefthander Tommy Milone on the 15-day disabled list because of left biceps tendonitis and have called up lefthander Pat Dean from Class AAA Rochester.

Dean, in 16 starts with the Red Wings, is 5-7 with a 5.56 ERA. He's been called up before for stints, and he's needed this time because the Twins bullpen is gassed after getting drubbed in a doubleheader loss to Houston.

Milone said he has had discomfort in the area before, but has treated it between starts. He thinks the move to the bullpen then back to a starting role on Thursday might have been too much. He felt discomfort in the second inning on Thursday but tried to battle through it. He lasted just one more inning,

But that can't be the only move, can it? Andrew Albers threw 108 pitches on Thursday and is unavailable. Michael Tonkin and J.T. Chargois threw yesterday. Buddy Boshers was to have an MRI today. Even if that goes well, he's not available either.

The Twins need some fresh arms for their weekend series against the Royals. Can't believe this will be their only move. 

UPDATE: Sounds like the coaching staff would like to have another arm in the bullpen, but the Twins are going into tonight's game with Pat Dean as the only newcomer. The headscratcher is that Andrew Albers hasn't been sent down after throwing 108 pitches last night. He won't be available for at least a couple days.

Dean pitched on Tuesday is not at optimal strength, either. But Molitor said Dean could give them a couple innings if needed. 

Hearing Rochester's staff is depleted too. 

Royals

Paulo Orlando, CF
Cheslor Cuthbert, 3B
Lorenzo Cain, RF
Eric Hosmer, 1B
Kendrys Morales, DH
Salvador Perez, C
Alex Gordon, LF
Alcides Escobar, SS
Raul Mondesi, 2B

Yordano Ventura, RHP

Twins

Brian Dozier, 2B  
Joe Mauer, 1B  
Max Kepler, RF 
Miguel Sano, DH  
Eddie Rosario, CF  
Trevor Plouffe, 3B 
Jorge Polanco, SS 
Kurt Suzuki, C  
Robbie Grossman, LF  

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