Twins summon Phil Dumatrait, Anthony Swarzak to bullpen; Hoey optioned
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MINNEAPOLIS -- With left-hander Jose Mijares sidelined due to a tender elbow and right-hander Jim Hoey allowing nine earned runs in 8 1/3 innings, the Minnesota Twins were forced to shuffle the bullpen again.
Following Sunday's 11-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Twins brought up two new pitchers from Triple-A Rochester, selecting the contract of left-hander Phil Dumatrait and recalling right-hander Anthony Swarzak.
Mijares landed on the 15-day disabled list, and Hoey was optioned to Rochester.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Dumatrait, catcher Steve Holm was designated for assignment.
Dumatrait spent parts of three seasons in the major leagues from 2007 to '09 with the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates, posting a 7.06 ERA with 68 strikeouts and 65 walks in 109 2/3 innings. In 15 2/3 innings out of the bullpen for Rochester this year, Dumatrait posted a 1.15 ERA with 12 strikeouts and 11 walks.
Swarzak made an emergency start for the Twins on April 28, allowing five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings to the Tampa Bay Rays. Since then, Swarzak has allowed three earned runs in 12 innings between two starts for Rochester, striking out 11 and walking only one.