Immediately following their 6-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night, the Minnesota Twins made the following roster moves:
#Twins option Valencia to AAA, designate Maloney for assignment.Will recall OF Darin Mastroianni and select contract of RHP P.J. Walters.— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) May 10, 2012
Danny Valencia was 0-4 in the series finale and is now hitless in his last 25 at bats (although he did have one of the Twins' two runs batted in). He was hitting .198/.212/.514 entering Wednesday night's contest.
The Twins have indicated that they will use a combination of Alexi Casilla, Jamey Carroll and Trevor Plouffe at third base while Valencia is figuring things out in Triple-A.
Matt Maloney had an 8.18 ERA in nine appearances before getting designated for assignment.
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