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Updated: July 14th, 2013 5:30pm
Twins send down Parmelee, Arcia, Escobar in roster shakeup

Twins send down Parmelee, Arcia, Escobar in roster shakeup

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The Twins concluded the season's first half Sunday with a surprising roster shake-up.

Following a 10-4 victory against the New York Yankees, the Twins optioned Chris Parmelee, Oswaldo Arcia and Eduardo Escobar to Triple-A Rochester. In turn, Chris Herrmann and Doug Bernier were called up, with a third player still to be announced.

Arcia has been caught in a slump as of late, managing only seven in his last 44 at-bats. He has 17 strikeouts in that stretch, as his batting average dropped to .257.

Parmelee has had his share of struggles as well. In the month of July, he has gone 8-fo-40 at the plate, with 15 strikeouts.

With not enough infield spots to go around, Escobar's playing time has been limited. When he has played, he hasn't inspired confidence offensively. He has two hits in his last 15 at-bats.

Hermann was with the Twins earlier in the year on a seven-game stint, while Bernier will be making his Twins debut. His MLB debut came in 2008 with the Rockies.