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Updated: September 27th, 2011 4:32pm
Twins claim Diamondbacks' RHP Esmerling Vasquez off waivers

Twins claim Diamondbacks' RHP Esmerling Vasquez off waivers

by Phil Mackey
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Let the roster shuffling begin.

Well, sort of.

The Minnesota Twins have claimed right-hander Esmerling Vasquez off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team announced in a release on Tuesday.

Vasquez, who turns 28 in November, owns a career 4.66 ERA in 137 innings with 120 strikeouts, 80 walks and 12 home runs. In 121 1/3 career Triple-A innings Vasquez owns a 6.08 ERA with 93 strikeouts and 97 walks.

Vasquez's fastball generally sits between 93-94 mph.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Twins transferred Alexi Casilla to the 60-day disabled list.

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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In this story: Alexi Casilla