The Twins announced tonight that they have optioned infielder Matt Tolbert back to Class AAA Rochester and recalled righthanded pitcher Jeff Manship, giving them an extra pitcher for the Boston series.

With shortstop J.J. Hardy expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday, the Twins will likely will trim a pitcher again in a couple days. But with the bullpen taxed, Manship gives them an extra reliever for the next two games against the Red Sox, at least.

La Velle is traveling from Toronto to Boston tonight, so I just wanted to get the word out. He'll have more Wednesday from Fenway Park.