Update: The Twins recalled lefthanded reliever Buddy Boshers from Class AAA Rochester while lefthander Hector Santiago is on the bereavement list. Santiago’s grandmother, Nelly Rodriguez, died Tuesday at age 80.
Boshers (in photo) will report to the team in Kansas City, where it opens a three-game series against the Royals on Friday. He will give the Twins a nine-man bullpen, a rarity in non-September games, as it gets ready to face the worst offense in the major leagues. The Royals have scored 54 runs in 21 games; the next fewest runs scored is 70, by Toronto.
Santiago’s turn in the rotation doesn’t come up again until Tuesday, when the Twins open a three-game series against Oakland. By rule, players have to spend at least three days and no more than seven on the bereavement list.
Boshers was called up Sunday and got seven outs before he was sent back to Rochester later that day. He did not pitch for the Red Wings this week.
The 28-year old has been in five games for Rochester, all in relief, and has a 7.36 ERA in 3.2 innings.
Rochester announced that reliever J.T. Chargois, who might have been an option for recall, has been placed on the disabled list (retroactive to April 27) because of right elbow impingement.
(Star Tribune photo by Aaron Lavinsky)