Ahead of the contest tonight with the Oakland Athletics, the Minnesota Twins announced a roster move. Bullpen arm Matt Magill has been designated for assignment and righty Kohl Stewart has been re-called from the Rochester Red Wings to take his place.
Magill was in his second season with the Twins, and was posting a 4.45 ERA (104 ERA+) through 28 appearances this year. With 28.1 innings pitched, he allowed four homers (1.3 HR/9), but had a K/BB ratio of 2.40. His early-June struggles inflated his ERA to 6.60 at one point, but was brought down with a series of scoreless appearances. In last night’s loss to the New York Mets, his second appearance in as many days, he was able to get two outs via the K before surrendering six unearned runs after an Eddie Rosario error prolonged the inning.
Stewart will take his place in the bullpen, presumably a fresher arm in case additional bullpen needs come along with a challenging series starting tonight. This is Stewart’s
fifty-seventh fifth call-up to the majors this season, starting twice, and coming out of the bullpen twice. In his four total appearances, he’s posted a 4.15 ERA. His numbers in Rochester are not super flashy: 6.28 ERA, 14 games, 61.2 IP, 8 HR, 1.703 WHIP, 1.76 K/BB ratio.
With the DFA-ing of Magill, this leaves the Twins with 36 players on the 40-man roster. Trade rumors, anyone?