Twins optioned RHP Sean Poppen and OF LaMonte Wade Jr. to Triple-A Rochester.
Poppen, 26, struggled in his four appearances with the Twins last year to the tune of a 7.56 ERA, but did strike out 107 hitters in his 89 2/3 innings in the minors. The former Harvard hurler could be an up-and-down arm for Minnesota whenever the season gets started. Mar 26 5:15 pm (EST)
- Poppen threw two scoreless innings with two strikeouts and reached 94 mph on the radar gun, according to MLB.com, in Saturday's spring training win over Pittsburgh.
- Poppen may begin the spring a little behind the other starters as he comes back from an elbow injury, but he could compete for a long-relief role, MLB.com reports.
- Poppen (elbow) was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Sunday and transferred to the 60-day injured list with a right elbow contusion. All Sean Poppen (R) News
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