MINNEAPOLIS - Another abbreviated start was enough to seal the deal for Twins pitcher Samuel Deduno, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday along with outfielder Wilkin Ramirez.
Deduno has complained about shoulder soreness that apparently became worse during Thursday's loss to Kansas City. He lasted only 3 innings as the Royals pounded the Twins for a series sweep.
X-rays showed that Ramirez fractured his tibia when he fouled a ball off it during the 5th inning of yesterday's contest. It is the latest mishap in a disappointing season: Ramirez missed months of action earlier as he wrestled with post-concussion symptoms.
To replace Deduno and Ramirez on the 25-man roster big league roster the Twins have recalled left-handed pitcher Pedro Hernandez from Double-A New Britain, and outfielder Darin Mastroianni from Triple-A Rochester.
In 12 appearances this season between the GCL Twins, Double-A New Britain and Triple-A Rochester, Hernandez went 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA (64.0 innings pitched, 26 earned runs). He has a record of 3-1 with a 5.54 ERA (37.1 IP, 23 ER) in nine appearances (seven starts) for the Twins this season.
Mastroianni has missed 106 games of the 2013 season with a stress reaction in his left ankle. After a rehab assignment, he was optioned to Triple-A where he hit .333 (12-for-36) in 11 games for the Red Wings.
Both Hernandez and Mastroianni will join the Twins tonight in Texas for a series with the Rangers.
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