Rodríguez optioned to Triple-A St. Paul
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Cole Sands from Triple-A St. Paul.
Sands, 25, has gone 0-1 with a 2.63 ERA (13.2 IP, 4 ER), four walks, 16 strikeouts and a .163 (8-for-49) opponent batting average in seven relief appearances for the Saints. This is his second stint with the Twins this season, after previously making the club’s Opening Day roster and being optioned to St. Paul on April 14. Sands has posted a 2.25 ERA (4.0 IP, 1 ER) with three strikeouts in two major league outings this year.
To make room for Sands on the 26-man roster, the Twins have optioned right-handed pitcher Dereck Rodríguez to St. Paul. Rodríguez, 30, had his contract selected on May 5 and made one appearance for the Twins, allowing one run on one hit with one walk in 0.2 innings last night against the Chicago Cubs.