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Twins reliever Mijares likely headed for DL

CBSSports.com wire reports
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota reliever Jose Mijares' pitching elbow is sore, and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says the team will likely put the left-hander on the disabled list.

Mijares is one of two left-handed relievers in the Twins bullpen. He's tied for the team lead with 18 appearances in 37 games this season, posting a 5.40 ERA with 11 walks in 11 2/3 innings.

Right-hander Jim Hoey was also optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday as the Twins shuffled their struggling bullpen, which entered the game with the second-worst ERA in the league.

To fill in for Mijares, the Twins selected the contract of lefty Phil Dumatrait from Rochester where he posted a 1.15 ERA in 15 2/3 innings. To replace Hoey, right-hander Anthony Swarzak was recalled from Rochester. He had a 3.90 ERA in six starts.

To make room for Dumatrait on the 40-man roster, catcher Steve Holm was designated for assignment.

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