Tyler Duffey’s Twins run comes to end

Tyler Duffey spent parts of the last eight seasons with the Twins, but is now on the open market. He was designated for assignment or release on Friday afternoon. A source indicated that if Duffey clears waivers, he’d look to sign with another organization vs. rejoining the Twins and reporting to AAA-St. Paul.

Duffey was very good 2019-201, but owns a 4.91 earned run average this year and has given up eight home runs in just 44 innings. His fastball, which used to hit 96 on the radar gun, now averages 92.3 miles per hour.

Duffey made his major league debut 7 years ago today, August 5, 2015, vs. Toronto.

Taking Duffey’s spot on the 26-man roster is pitcher Cole Sands. Sands, 25, has pitched in 13 games (12 starts) for the Saints this season, going 2-5 with a 5.59 ERA (48.1 IP, 30 ER), 18 walks and 61 strikeouts. The right-hander will be making his sixth stint with the Twins this season.

More roster news:  Pitchers Jharel Cotton and Aaron Sanchez have cleared waivers and will report to AAA St. Paul.