After recalling catcher Drew Butera from Triple-A on Tuesday morning, the Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday evening that the corresponding move to make room for Butera is designating third baseman Sean Burroughs for assignment. The club will now have 10 days to decide what to do with Burroughs; they can either place him on waivers, trade him or release him outright. Burroughs is immediately removed from the 40-man roster.
Initially, Butera's move may have been construed as a preemptive one, bracing for bad news with Justin Morneau, but following good news, the Twins still had to make a coinciding move, one that may have been in the plans all along.
Burroughs, a one-time top prospect for the Padres, was hitting .118/.167/.343 through 17 at bats for the Twins this season.