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Twins place Mejía on the IL; Morin selected for open roster spot

Morin will supposedly wear number 51.

“Hey. Look at this baseball. It’s a pretty nice baseball, right?” says Morin.
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The Minnesota Twins announced earlier today that Adalberto Mejia has been placed on the 10-day Injured List dating back to yesterday. Mejía’s injury is listed as a right calf strain. He hasn’t posted very good numbers with the Twins this year so far: 8.74 ERA, 11 games, 11.1 IP, 11 ER, 2 HR, 9 BB, 11 K, 1.765 WHIP, so his injury may have been causing some harm to his pitching so far this season, but no word on when the injury actually occurred.

To take Mejía’s place on the roster, the club has selected the contract of right-hander Mike Morin, who will take the one open roster spot on the 40-man (see, it wasn’t for Keuchel or Kimbrel!) and is reportedly en route to Minneapolis right now and is expected to be in uniform and available out of the bullpen later in the today’s matchup with the Houston Astros. Morin has seen some big-league time with the Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals, and most recently with the Seattle Mariners. He was a non-roster invitee to the Twins’ spring training camp and was sent to AAA after he was cut. With Rochester, he’s posted a 2.25 ERA in 8 appearances, going 12 innings and allowing only three earned runs. He’s issued three walks against 12 strikeouts with a WHIP of 1.167.

Welcome to the Minnesota Twins, Mike!