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Updated: July 11th, 2014 12:58am
Twins option Yohan Pino to Triple-A Rochester, recall Kris Johnson

Twins option Yohan Pino to Triple-A Rochester, recall Kris Johnson

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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Yohan Pino earned his first win in the big leagues, after parts of nine seasons spent in the minor leagues with four different organizations. 

After the game, the Twins optioned him to Triple-A Rochester. It's not that he was ineffective -- he walked a tight rope a couple times, but pitched five innings and allowed just one run. Rather, the Twins needed to make room on the active roster fro Friday's starter, lefty Kris Johnson. 

Pino was the logical choice, in part because he would not have pitched again before the All-Star break.

The Twins recalled Johnson from Triple-A Rochester to start on the day that would have been Ricky Nolasco's had he not been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain earlier this week. 

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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