Minnesota Twins fans have watched the reunion come to an end. A roster that started out with Jason Kubel, Jason Bartlett, and Matt Guerrier on it, now is void of all three names. While two of those three provided some values to the Twins for a period of time (you can guess which one didn’t), the bounce back was just not meant to be.
This year for the Twins, over 27 appearances, Guerrier posted a 3.86 ERA and only struck out 12 batters in 28 innings. While he wasn’t terrible by any means, he wasn’t an asset either, and his roster spot may very well be.
With Kyle Gibson is still currently shelved for the Twins, an intriguing possibility is that Alex Meyer could make his Major League debut on Saturday against the White Sox. A point first brought up by TwinsDaily.com’s Seth Stohs, the Guerrier move opens up a spot on the 40 man roster, which Meyer is not currently on.
This move puts the #MNTwins 40 man roster at 39 (I believe) which means if Gibson can't go on Saturday, Meyer and Gilmartin may be in play.
— Seth Stohs (@SethTweets) July 23, 2014
Meyer has been a bit worse than Trevor May this year in Triple-A, however he has the much higher ceiling.
Another option that Stohs brings up is Sean Gilmartin. Posting relatively mediocre numbers throughout his Minor League career, Gilmartin currently has a 4.19 ERA for Rochester.
No matter who takes the spot on the 40 man roster, look for the Twins to shake up the pitching staff and the bullpen more in the coming weeks.