I had like a sixth sense when I woke up this morning that the Minnesota Twins were going to make some sort of roster move. Gain another bench player since they’re playing in a National League ballpark tonight? A starting pitcher hitting the IL due to some phantom injury?
No, it is the return of Sam Dyson, who I totally forgot the fact that he is now employed by the Twins. He was originally with the San Francisco Giants this season before being traded to Minnesota at the trade deadline on July 31. On the season, he has a 3.48 ERA over 51.2 innings and 51 appearances out of the bullpen. His 0.5 HR/9 is below MLB average and was known for having a sub-1.000 WHIP when coming over to the Twins. He then made two appearances with Minnesota and went 0.2 IP, allowing six hits, six earned runs, two walks, and a strikeout. (That’s an 81.00 ERA and 12.000 WHIP. I love small sample sizes.) He then told the Twins that his right biceps had been hurting him for a few weeks.
In the corresponding move, the Twins have optioned Cody Stashak down to AAA Rochester Red Wings. He was sent down and then brought back up following the Nelson Cruz injury. He’s pitches in six games for the big-league club, amassing a 5.40 ERA over 8.1 innings of work. No walks and nine strikeouts makes for a 9/0 K/BB ratio, but his WHIP is 1.560 along with a 14.0 H/9. Surely this is not the last we’ve seen of Stashak.
No word on where Dyson’s cat, Snuckles, is during this transaction.