From the Blog of Joe Christensen:
The Twins plan to cut ties with Livan Hernandez and Craig Monroe today, clearing space for Francisco Liriano and Randy Ruiz to join the roster from Class AAA Rochester.
The team has yet to make an official announcement, but Liriano and Ruiz are on their way to the Twin Cities from Class AAA Rochester, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
Hernandez and Monroe likely will be designated for assignment.
I hae to run, so I don't have any more time to comment, but obviously I'm happy to see Liriano back up, and I'm also very pleased for Randy Ruiz. This is a big chance for him after working so hard in the minors for so long, and he's certainly earned it with his .320 batting average and 17 homers in AAA this year.
PS, that's about 20% of the payroll wasted on washed up veterans from the scrap heap. When will this organization learn that you get what you pay for...