Ben Rortvedt recalled from Triple-A St. Paul
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed outfielder Max Kepler on the 10-day Injured List with a left hamstring strain. Kepler was removed from yesterday’s game after the second inning due to the injury.
Kepler has batted .212 (28-for-132) with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs, 22 RBI, 20 runs scored and a .727 OPS in 37 games this season. This is his second stint on the Injured List this year, after missing nine games in April due to COVID-19.
To replace Kepler on the 26-man roster, the Twins have recalled catcher Ben Rortvedt from Triple-A St. Paul. Rortvedt will be making his second major league stint, after appearing in 12 games for the Twins from April 30-May 21. He made his major league debut on April 30 and hit .160 (4-for-25) with two RBI, two walks and one run scored prior to being optioned to Triple-A on May 21. Rortvedt batted .286 (6-for-21) with three doubles, one home run, four RBI and five runs scored in five games for the Saints following his option, including a two-run home run in last night’s win over Iowa.