The Minnesota Twins have promoted first baseman Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Rochester, according to Dustin Morse of the Twins' communications department. The former first round pick will be in uniform on Wednesday night when the team takes on the Seattle Mariners.
In order to free up space on the 25-man roster for Parmelee, the team has outrighted relief pitcher Jeff Gray to Triple-A after a mediocre performance in Minnesota this season. Over 52 innings with the Twins this season, Gray has a 5.71 ERA with 26 strikeouts and 22 walks.
By calling up Parmelee, the Twins add one of the hottest hitters in the minor leagues to their roster. The 24-year-old has batted .338/.457/.645 with 17 homers in 282 plate appearances with Rochester this season, although he struggled badly in a stint with Minnesota earlier this year.