The Minnesota Twins moved swiftly on the waiver wire on Friday as they claimed pitcher Josh Roenicke and infielder Tommy Field from the Colorado Rockies. Roenicke is a 30-year-old reliever who appeared in 63 games for Colorado in 2012 and posted a 3.25 ERA and recorded 54 strikeouts over 88.2 innings. Roenicke has been tough on lefties in his major league career, holding southpaw batters to a .231/.315/.331 line.
The #MNTwins have claimed infielder Tommy Field and right-handed pitcher Josh Roenicke off waivers from the Rockies.— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) November 2, 2012
Field is a 25-year-old middle infielder who has only managed 54 plate appearances at the major league level, but he did produce a .246/.315/.400 batting line at Triple-A Colorado Springs in 2012 and a .271/.357/.439 line at Double-A Tulsa in 2011.
The Twins need plenty of help in plenty of places, so these minor moves could be signs that the organization is looking for a fresh set of contributors to add to the mix on the lower-half of the roster in 2013.