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Twins Recall Jeff Manship, Designate Erik Komatsu For Assignment

The Minnesota Twins take on the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, looking to put a stop to a four-game losing streak. Looking ahead, the Twins hope to get a boost later in the week from the return of pitcher Francisco Liriano to the starting rotation on Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics.

During his pre-game comments on Sunday, manager Ron Gardenhire also mentioned another move to add a pitcher, according to Rhett Bollinger.

Bollinger followed that tweet up with the news that the Twins would recall right-handed pitcher Jeff Manship is from Rochester. Manship is 4-1 for the Red Wings and can work out of the bull pen or in a spot starting role, as needed. To make room for Manship, the Twins will designate outfielder Erik Komatsu for assignment. Komatsu was hitting just .216 in 51 at bats with the big club.

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