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Updated: September 3rd, 2010 10:26am
Matt Fox to make MLB debut for Twins Friday; Delaney, Burnett up too

Matt Fox to make MLB debut for Twins Friday; Delaney, Burnett up too

by Phil Mackey
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After burning three starting pitches and multiple relievers in Thursday night's 10-9, extra-inning loss to the Detroit Tigers, the Minnesota Twins were left searching hard for reinforcements.

The Twins announced Friday that they have called up RHP Rob Delaney, RHP Alex Burnett, and RHP Matt Fox, who will make his first major league start.

Fox was drafted in the first round of the 2004 draft by the Twins, but he missed the 2005 season with arm surgery. Since then, it's been a slow crawl up the ladder, but over his last three starts at Class-AAA Rochester, Fox has allowed just four earned runs in 16 2/3 innings.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Twins have transferred Justin Morneau to the 60-day disabled list. This move is retroactive to July 8. Morneau has already spent 55 days on the DL, so this is simply a move designed to clear room for Fox -- it has no direct impact on Morneau's potential return.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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