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Twins make minor roster moves

Aaron Whitefield is gone-gone off the roster.

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The Minnesota Twins continued tweaking their roster today by making a couple of minor changes to the 40-man and 60-man rosters:

  • Outfielder and speed demon Aaron Whitefield cleared waivers today and has officially been sent to the minor leagues. This means that he is no longer in the 60-man player pool, so he is not heading to the alternate training site in St Paul. Instead, he’s reportedly going home, which I assume is Australia. Whitefield can no longer play for the Twins this season, but he can be traded. He was optioned down this past Thursday and was used purely for his speed and defense early this season. Safe travels, Aaron!
  • The Twins signed an arm to add to the 60-man pool. His name is Casey Lawrence and he saw time in 2017 and 2018 with the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners. He accumulated 78.2 innings of work across 38 games, tallying a 6.64 ERA (5.08 FIP). The righty boasts a 12.0 H/9, 1.5 HR/9, a 4.0 BB/9, and a 7.6 K/9 for his career. Maybe Wes Johnson will work some magic. Who knows? With the way injuries are happening, there probably can’t be enough arms on any roster at this point.