Thursday, July 28, 2011

DL Report: Alexi Casilla

I was kind of hoping that I could be done doing this. No such luck. Only seven guys on the active roster have not been involved in a DL or minor-league transaction. Seven. I'm still hoping that it won't go down to zero.

The Twins have placed Alexi Casilla on the 15-day DL with a Grade-1 (mild) hamstring strain. He pulled it running the bases during Wednesday's game.

Luckily the strain is mild, but hammy injuries are tricky. If they're not allowed to heal fully, they can become nagging problems. He needs his legs strong, and the Twins can't really afford to let him rest it long enough without getting someone in to replace him.

Luke Hughes has been called up from Rochester to replace Casilla.

Other transactions:

The Twins decided that they no longer need to carry 13 pitchers, so they reassigned RP Chuck James to AAA and recalled IF Matt Tolbert.


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