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Twins claim RHP Josh Roenicke off waivers from Rockies

The Minnesota Twins claimed right-handed pitcher Josh Roenicke off waivers from the Colorado Rockies on Friday.

Bob Levey

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.

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.

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