While nothing has yet been officially announced, Twitter sources are running amok with the news that the Twins are about to promote 26-year old southpaw reliever Caleb Thielbar to the Majors. The presumption by most is that Pedro Hernandez will be returned to Triple-A, at which point the Twins will have eight relievers and four starting pitchers.
The Twins will need a fifth starter on Friday as they take on the Tigers in Detroit. With Kyle Gibson completing a three-hit shutout yesterday afternoon for Rochester, the timing couldn't be better. Gibson could take his regular rest and come out for his fifth day start...except against a Major League club.
We'll get back to this later today as things clear up. Stay tuned.