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Hildenberger, Romero, and Harper announced as second wave of September call-ups

Familiar faces join the bullpen.

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It’s September, and “the more, the merrier” is the theme of the month for the Minnesota Twins as they announced a second wave of September call-ups. This comes after the Rochester Red Wings finished their regular season yesterday. The additions will be reporting to the bullpen, which will probably be above the fire marshal’s recommended maximum occupancy.

First name on the list is righty Trevor Hildenberger. After being sent down to Rochester following 19 games of 8.36 ERA ball with the Twins, Hildy struggled a bit more with the Red Wings and landed on the minor-league IL with a flexor mass strain. After his rehab with the GCL Twins, he re-joined the AAA club, posting a 0.00 ERA in 8.1 innings of work. During that time, he allowed only two hits, a walk, and struck out six batters.

Next is right-hander Fernando Romero, who will be interesting to watch when he gets a chance to pitch this month. His cups of coffee in the majors this year yielded a 7.88 ERA over eight innings, allowing two homers and striking out eight while walking five. After being sent down following one appearance with Minnesota in mid-June, the starter-turned-reliever put up a 3.55 ERA with Rochester, walking 21 while striking out 37 batters.

Lastly, Ryne Harper will be re-joining the team. The non-roster invitee made the big-league roster out of Spring Training and he finally got a chance to pitch in the majors. He made it through 56 appearances from the bullpen with his assortment of curveballs before being sent down to AAA. In Rochester, the righty pitched three innings overall across three games, giving up one unearned run, four hits, and two walks against six strikeouts.