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Updated: May 26th, 2011 4:07pm
Twins recall Jim Hoey to replace Kevin Slowey; Jose Mijares close

Twins recall Jim Hoey to replace Kevin Slowey; Jose Mijares close

by Phil Mackey
1500ESPN.com
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With right-hander Kevin Slowey being placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained abdomen, the Minnesota Twins have officially filled his roster spot by recalling right-hander Jim Hoey from Triple-A Rochester.

In his first stint with the Twins earlier this season, Hoey allowed nine earned runs on 15 hits in 8 1/3 innings (8.44 ERA), striking out six and walking four. He also allowed three home runs.

Triple-A has been a different story for Hoey, who has fanned 16 while walking only four and allowing only two earned runs in 11 2/3 innings for the Red Wings. In 60 career Triple-A innings, Hoey has a 2.10 ERA with 89 strikeouts and 31 walks.

His doesn't have much left to prove in Rochester, but his 95-mph fastball hasn't been effective enough on its own to regularly retire big league hitters.

Slowey will travel to Fort Myers on Saturday to continue rehabbing with the extended spring training bunch.

Left-hander Jose Mijares was expected to report to Single-A Fort Myers on Thursday to begin a rehab assignment. Mijares has been out since May 15 with a left elbow strain.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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