Taylor's Twins Talk

Focusing on the Twins, with a few ramblings on other things that catch my attention

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Baker to the DL

As was widely expected, Scott Baker is being sent to the Disabled List tomorrow. More interesting, although still not exactly surprising, is the news that he will be replaced on the roster by lefty Glen Perkins, who will start Saturday's game against Boston. Perkins was the logical choice over Brian Duensing and Kevin Mulvey because (1) he's left-handed (as is Duensing), (2) he's the only one of the three on the 40-man roster, and (3) he's been pitching quite well of late.

The biggest winner from this move (other than Perkins, of course), is Bobby Korecky. The righty was on pace to being sent down to make room for Kevin Slowey, who is scheduled to start on Thursday. Instead, Korecky can now hang around until after Friday's game when he will almost certainly be sent down to make room for Perkins (barring something quite strange and unexpected happening). Every day in the big leagues is a good day, right?

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