Twins recall Jim Hoey, option fellow righty Jeff Manship to Rochester
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Hoey, 28, impressed the Twins field staff in spring training with his mid-90's fastball, but the team wanted him to work on honing his off-speed stuff -- namely his split-fingered fastball, which acts as a strikeout pitch.
Hoey had allowed two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings for Rochester this season, striking out eight and walking one.
Control has been Hoey's biggest issue to this point in his career, but the Twins like his ability to blow hitters away, as evidenced by the 10.3 strikeouts per nine the right-hander has racked up in an eight-year minor league career.
It's highly likely he will be used in late-inning situations right out of the gate.