Twins put Farmer on IL, add Garlick to roster
A day after he was hit in the face by a pitch, the Minnesota Twins have placed Kyle Farmer on the injured list and added someone to replace him on the roster.
Thursday, the team put Farmer on the 10-day injured list.
He underwent surgery Wednesday night to realign his four bottom teeth and suture together lacerations on his lower lip after he was hit in the face by a 92 mph fastball from Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito. The good news is that Farmer apparently didn’t suffer any fractures.
Prior to his injury, Farmer hit .226 with a home run, five RBI and six runs scored this season for Minnesota across 11 games.
To take his spot on the 26-man roster, the Twins selected the contract of outfielder Kyle Garlick, who was at Triple-A St. Paul. This season, Garlick has hit .235 with two home runs, seven RBI and a .738 OPS in eight games.
Garlick has spent time with the Twins each of the past two years, mainly to hit left-handed pitchers. However, he’s also struggled with injuries and was designated for assignment in January before rejoining the St. Paul Saints.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Garlick, the team moved outfielder Gilberto Celestino to the 60-day injured list as he recovers from left thumb surgery.