Graham tenure with the Minnesota Twins jerseys officially ended Saturday when the right hander was traded to the New York Yankees jerseys for a player to be named or cash considerations.
Graham had been designated for assignment May 6 during a flurry of roster moves in which the Twins jerseys needed to open 40 man roster spots for the additions of catcher cheap Juan Centeno jersey and outfielder Darin Mastroianni.
The 26 year old Graham appeared in just one game for the Twins jerseys this season, allowing two runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief against the Houston Astros jerseys on May 4. He was also 0 2 with a 10.80 earned run average in eight games with Class AAA Rochester.
Graham spent all of last season with the Twins jerseys after they selected him from the Atlanta Braves jerseys in the Rule 5 Draft the previous December. He was 1 1 with a 4.95 ERA in 39 games, including one start.
Rule 5 picks must stay on the major league roster all season or be offered back to their original team for half the $50,000 draft price.
bring a Rule 5 guy over, and we were able to keep him and he had some really nice runs for us, Twins jerseys manager Paul Molitor said before a 6 2 victory over the Cleveland Indians jerseys at Progressive Field. ran into some roster situations this year.
not the best of scenarios, where you keep a guy and then you can find a way to keep him the next year. That probably doesn happen too often. But that the situation we found ourselves in. You put a guy out there, and a lot of times, you have him either claimed or you find a way to move him. Yankees jerseys optioned Graham to Class AA Trenton.
Catcher cheap Kurt Suzuki jersey was not in the lineup for the third time in six games because of a stiff neck. Centeno started in his place and went 2 for 4 with his first career home run and a double.
Right hander cheap Kyle Gibson jersey threw off a mound Friday and is scheduled to do so again Monday. If that goes well, he will pitch live batting practice Thursday before the Twins jerseys play the Toronto Blue Jays jerseys that night to open a seven game homestand at Target Field.
That could put him in line to begin a minor league rehab assignment the following week.
Gibson has been on the disabled list since April 24 with a strained shoulder.
Closer cheap Glen Perkins authentic jerseys China jersey threw off flat ground again Friday and remains on schedule to throw off a mound May 23 for the first time since going on the DL on April 11 with a strained shoulder.
Infielder cheap Tommy Field jersey was signed to a minor league contract and assigned to Rochester. He was released by the Detroit Tigers jerseys after hitting just .162 with two RBIs in 15 games for Class AAA Toledo.
The 29 year old has spent time in the major leagues with the Colorado Rockies jerseys (2011 12), Los Angeles Angels jerseys (2013) and Texas Rangers jerseys (2015), hitting .214 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 47 games.
BEATING THE BEST
The Twins jerseys are just 2 9 in May, but the wins have come over the past two American League Cy Young Award winners. They beat 2014 winner cheap Corey Kluber jersey on Saturday and defeated 2015 winner cheap Dallas Keuchel jersey of the Astros jerseys on May 2.
The Twins jerseys have lost each of Duffey three starts since he was recalled from Rochester. However, he has turned in quality starts in each of his last two outings.
Duffey started twice against the Indians jerseys last season as a rookie, going 1 0 with a 1.46 ERA.
Bauer is 2 0 with a 3.24 ERA in three starts since being moved into the rotation from the bullpen. He is 1 3 with a 5.23 ERA against the Twins jerseys in seven career starts.