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Updated: July 26th, 2012 5:11pm
Twins place Anthony Swarzak on DL because of rotator cuff strain

Twins place Anthony Swarzak on DL because of rotator cuff strain

by Judd Zulgad
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The Minnesota Twins placed righthanded pitcher Anthony Swarzak on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a mild right rotator cuff strain and replaced him on the 25-man roster by selecting the contract of righthander Luis Perdomo from Triple-A Rochester.

Perdomo has split time at Double-A New Britain and Rochester this season. He has appeared in a combined 37 games, posting a 2.14 earned-run average with 61 strikeouts.

Carl Pavano, who has been sidelined by a right shoulder injury, was moved to the 60-day disabled list but could return in August.

The Twins' bullpen has logged plenty of innings this season and Swarzak leads the team's relievers with 69 innings pitched. He is 2-4 with a 4.43 ERA in 31 games, including four starts.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Carl Pavano, Anthony Swarzak