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Twins recall Stewart, Romero; Cave, Duffey optioned

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kohl Stewart throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Minneapolis. Photo: (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Minnesota Twins pitcher Kohl Stewart throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Minneapolis.

April 24, 2019 10:10 AM

The Minnesota Twins have recalled right-handed pitchers Kohl Stewart and Fernando Romero from Triple-A Rochester, the team announced Wednesday. Outfielder Jake Cave and right-handed pitcher Tyler Duffey werre optioned to Triple-A to make room on the 25-man roster.

The Twins said Stewart, a Houston native, will start Wednesday night when the team plays the Astros in Houston.

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Stewart made three starts for the Red Wings this season, going 1-2 with a 6.00 ERA (12.0 IP, 8 ER), six walks and 15 strikeouts. Romero has appeared in four games for the Red Wings this season, posting a 4.32 ERA (8.1 IP, 3 ER) with two walks and 11 strikeouts.

Cave appeared in 12 games for the Twins, hitting .233 (7-for-30) with one double, three RBI and four walks. Duffey appeared in four games for the Twins, allowing five runs (1 earned), on five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. 

The Twins and Astros play the rubber-match in its three-game series Wednesday night.

The Twins currently sit atop the AL Central, 1.5 games ahead of Cleveland.

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