Thursday, July 22, 2010

Nick Blackburn to Bullpen, Anthony Slama recalled from AAA

New Promoted Minnesota Twin Anthony Slama The Minnesota Twins made some changes to their pitching staff. Starting pitcher Nick Blackburn was swapped with left-handed reliever Brian Duensing and Anthony Slama was recalled from AAA to replace Alex Burnett. Nick Blackburn has struggled since going 5-0 in May. He has lost 7 of his last 9 decisions and his ERA is 6.53. He has allowed 11 home runs in 41 innings since June 1 with a 9.88 ERA. Brian Duensing will have his first start on Friday against the Baltimore Orioles. Anthony Slama debuted yesterday against the Cleveland Indians, throwing 1 inning with 2 strikeouts and a hit.

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