Minnesota Twins Add Willingham and Arcia, Send Down Colabello and Herrmann


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Buried in your Memorial Day weekend was the Minnesota Twins falling back to a below .500 record with after being swept by the Giants in San Francisco. The team is calling in some reinforcements: one from the disabled list and one from the doghouse.

Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia will be added to the roster before Monday’s game against the Texas Rangers in the opener of a four game set. To make room for the duo, Chris Colabello and Chris Herrmann have been sent down to Triple-A Rochester.

Willingham and Arcia both haven’t seen any major league action since the second series of the year against the Cleveland Indians. Arcia last played on April 4 and Willingham last played on April 6. Both have less than 25 at-bats in the bigs in 2014.

Arcia was at Triple-A on a non-injury assignment after completing his rehab assignment.

The sad part of this story is the demotion of Chris Colabello. Colabello was one of the best players in baseball in April and has been anything but that in the month of May. The former Independent Leaguer is still currently tied for 12th in the American League in RBi, but hasn’t registered a hit in his last 23 at-bats.

The Twins and Rangers play a Memorial Day matinee on Monday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 Central.