Rortvedt was placed on the injured list at Triple-A St. Paul due to a concussion Thursday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports. The move was backdated to Sunday, so Rortvedt is technically eligible to return for the final day of the regular season, though that's seemingly unlikely. The 24-year-old appeared in 39 major-league games in his debut season this year but struggled to a .169/.229/.281 slash line.
Rortvedt was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports. Rortvedt had served as extra catching depth since late August while Mitch Garver was out with a back injury. He went 6-for-19 with a homer in his latest stint with the team. With Garver now healthy, he's no longer needed, so he'll head back to the minors.
Rortvedt went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-3 loss to Toronto. The catcher cut the deficit to two runs with his seventh-inning blast, but that was as close as it got. Rortvedt has gone 5-for-17 across eight games (six starts) in September, although Sunday's homer was his first extra-base hit of the month. He's slashing a meager .169/.229/.281 with three homers, seven RBI and eight runs scored across 98 plate appearances this year.
The Twins called up Rortvedt from Triple-A St. Paul on Sunday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Minnesota optioned starting pitcher Charlie Barnes to Triple-A to open up a spot on the active roster for Rortvedt, who will shore up the Twins' catching depth while Mitch Garver (back) is on the injured list. Rortvedt is expected to serve as Minnesota's No. 2 backstop behind Ryan Jeffers while he's up with the big club.
Rortvedt was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Sunday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports. The 23-year-old joined the Twins on Thursday but will make a quick return to the minors with Mitch Garver back from the paternity list. Rortvedt is unlikely to rejoin the big-league roster while Garver and Ryan Jeffers remain healthy.
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