Thursday, July 22, 2010
Nick Blackburn to Bullpen, Anthony Slama recalled from AAA
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.