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Updated: May 25th, 2014 6:09pm
Twins recall Arcia, reinstate Willingham, send out Colabello, Herrmann

Twins recall Arcia, reinstate Willingham, send out Colabello, Herrmann

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by Derek Wetmore

The Twins have recalled Oswaldo Arcia and activated Josh Willingham from the disabled list.

Arcia was eligible Saturday to return from Triple-A, since he had been optioned 10 days prior. The Twins instead elected to wait two games, even though he was hitting well in Rochester and Minnesota didn't have many legitimate outfield options on the 25-man roster. Shortstop Danny Santana started in center Sunday, while shortstop Eduardo Nunez started in left field.  

To make room for the outfielders, the Twins optioned Chris Colabello and Chris Herrmann.  

Colabello had a scorching hot April driving in runs but has crashed back to Earth lately and doesn't provide much with his glove. Herrmann's primary value comes from his positional flexibility. With two outfielders returning and manager Ron Gardenhire showing a willingness to play Kurt Suzuki and Josmil Pinto in the lineup at the same time, Herrmann's outfield and catching ability is less critical.

Gardenhire said in his post-game press conference on Fox Sports North that Herrmann will play "some center field" with Rochester.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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