As expected, Tommy Milone was activated from the disabled list and start Sunday's game for the Twins. Milone has been on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow sprain since the start of August. To make room on the roster, the Twins optioned Michael Tonkin to the minor leagues. Tonkin had a 6.17 ERA in 17 appearances.
A poor start Friday has Twins right-hander Trevor May headed back to the bullpen as Tyler Duffey has been rewarded with another chance to start, per ESPN. Duffey performed very well Saturday night against Cleveland after a miserable major league debut. The team has also announced that fellow pitcher Michael Tonkin, who was recalled Friday, has been optioned to Triple-A Rochester. May opened the year in the rotation, but his start Friday was his first since July 1.
The Twins placed reliever Blaine Boyer on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to right elbow inflammation. The move is retroactive to Aug. 9. To take his spot on the roster, the Twins recalled reliever Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester.
The Twins optioned reliever Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester following Wednesday's game against the White Sox. Tonkin has made 16 appearances in three stints with the Twins, posting a 5.73 ERA, five walks and 10 strikeouts in 11 innings.
The Twins recalled pitcher Michael Tonkin to the 25-man roster and optioned shortstop Jorge Polanco to a Double-A affiliate. The Twins also designated pitcher Tim Stauffer for assignment. Tonkin was recently with the Rochester Red Wings, the Triple-A affiliate of the Twins. With the Twins this year, he's posted a 5.63 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over eight innings of relief this season.