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Twins select contract of left-handed pitcher Jovani Moran

Andrew Albers optioned to Triple-A St. Paul

 

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Jovani Moran from Triple-A St. Paul.

Moran, 24, has split the 2021 season between Double-A Wichita and St. Paul, combining to go 4-2 with a 2.41 ERA (67.1 IP, 18 ER), three saves, 32 walks, 109 strikeouts and a .124 opponent batting average (28-for-225). The 6-foot-1, 167-pound lefty has appeared in 112 minor league games (7 starts) over five seasons in the Twins organization, going 18-10 with a 2.64 ERA (225.1 IP, 66 ER), 11 saves, 107 walks, 333 strikeouts and a 1.05 WHIP. The Mayaguez, Puerto Rico native was selected by the Twins in the seventh round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of the Carlos Beltrán Baseball Academy. The club’s 26th-ranked prospect per MLB.com will be in uniform for tonight’s game against Kansas City and will wear uniform number 71.

To make room on the 28-man roster, the Twins have optioned left-handed pitcher Andrew Albers to Triple-A St. Paul. Albers, who was recalled on Thursday, appeared in four games (3 starts) for the Twins this season, going 1-2 with a 7.16 ERA (16.1 IP, 13 ER), seven walks and 10 strikeouts.

To make room for Moran on the 40-man roster, the Twins have transferred right-handed pitcher Randy Dobnak to the 60-day Injured List. Dobnak was placed on the 10-day Injured List on Thursday with a right middle finger strain.

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