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Minnesota Twins Rearrange Deck Chairs On Titanic, Call Up Swarzak, Dumatrait

The Minnesota Twins are baseball's worst team. At this point, it's not even close. The bullpen has been a major source of discontent for the team thus far in 2011, and the team made a couple of roster moves to attempt to remedy that this afternoon following their loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jose Mijares was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the team this afternoon, and Jim Hoey was sent back down to Rochester. To replace them, the Twins have recalled pitcher Anthony Swarzak and pitcher Phil Dumatrait (pronounced Doo-MAH-tray). Catcher Steve Holm was removed from the team's 40-man roster in order to make room for Dumatrait.

Hoey has been fairly awful since getting called up. In six appearances and a total of five innings pitched, he has an ERA of 5.40 and a WHIP of 2.20. Mijares has appeared in fifteen games this season and registered 9.1 innings pitched. He has an ERA of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.61.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.