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Updated: August 24th, 2012 9:20am
With 'pen taxed again, Twins option Matt Carson, recall Kyle Waldrop

With 'pen taxed again, Twins option Matt Carson, recall Kyle Waldrop

by Phil Mackey
1500ESPN.com
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With Scott Diamond getting ejected early in the Minnesota Twins' 10-6 loss to the Texas Rangers on Thursday night, the Minnesota Twins were once again forced to tax an already overused bullpen.

As a result, the team optioned outfielder Matt Carson to Triple-A Rochester after the game and recalled right-hander Kyle Waldrop.

Carson tallied eight hits in 21 at-bats (.381) with the Twins. Waldrop owns a 3.34 ERA with 16 strikeouts and 13 walks in 35 innings for Rochester.

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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In this story: Scott Diamond, Kyle Waldrop
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