Minnesota's late-night deal that sent pitcher Francisco Liriano to the White Sox on Saturday opened up a wide open roster spot for manager Ron Gardenhire, and the Twins wasted little time recalling right-handed pitcher Jeff Manship from Triple-A to fill the void on Sunday:
RHP Jeff Manship will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester. #MNTwins— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) July 29, 2012
The 27-year-old reliever was taken in the 14th round by the Twins back in 2006 and has been with the organization for his entire career. Despite serving up three earned runs in three consecutive appearances before being demoted back in June, Manship is 6-2 with a 2.35 ERA in 18 games as a starter for Rochester.
He was tabbed by Baseball America as having the best curveball in Minnesota's farm system as a prospect, but will need to show improvements with his fastball if he wants to stick around the big leagues this time around.