Twins activate Caleb Thielbar from IL, but option Jorge Alcala to make room

Caleb Thielbar is back with the Twins, but it cost Jorge Alcala's roster spot to make room.
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After an absolutely brutal start to the season in terms of injuries, the Minnesota Twins are finally starting to get some good news.

Saturday was fantastic on the field, with the Twins sweeping a doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers, but some of the best news came after the game was over. After looking at Carlos Correa's MRI results the team reclassified his injury to one that might only keep him out of action for a few days.

It was a tremendous sigh of relief after he left Friday's game in the third inning while grimacing and holding his side. Correa was placed on the 10-day IL but he's expected to be healthy enough to return when that stint is over.

He's not the only Twins player that fans heard good news about.

Caleb Thielbar, who started the season on the IL, was officially activated and is ready to make his season debut with the team.

Twins activate Caleb Thielbar from IL, but option Jorge Alacla to make room

It's a good news-bad news situation, as bringing back Thielbar meant giving up someone else's roster spot in the bullpen. The bottle stopped spinning on Jorge Alcala, who will be sent down to St. Paul to make room for Thielbar to return.

Alcala was already vying for a 26-man roster spot even before the injury woes started hitting the Twins, but he was one of the first group of players called up as a result. He made the most of his work in the majors this year, not allowing a single run in eight innings of work and giving up just three hits.

It's the type of promise he showed a few years ago when he looked like the next big piece of the bullpen but he fell on bad luck left and right not long after. He's bouncing back from injury -- which it seems everyone is -- and while he might be getting bumped from the picture now, he's leaving the right impression.

As for Thielbar, the Twins are getting one of the key pieces of their bullpen back. It's a unit that masterfully treaded water without him, or Jhoan Duran and Justin Topa, which seems to suggest things are going to get even better now that he's back.

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