Saturday, May 10, 2014

Shuffling the roster, part duh

Chris Parmelee says
he'll be more aggressive
about swinging at strikes
this time around.
It was Aaron Hicks and Chris Parmelee brought up Friday, not Hicks and Oswaldo Arcia, as I predicted. Apparently Arcia's wrist is still troublesome.

DFA'd to make room on the 40 for Parmelee: Kenny Wilson, who was himself scooped up on waivers about two weeks ago. Wilson hit .195 in 11 games with New Britain. Presumably he'll pass through waivers — somebody would have to deem him worthy of a 40-man roster spot to claim him, and I doubt he is — and the Twins can simply outright the former second-round pick to New Britain.

It's a weird sequence of roster moves: At the end of spring training, the Twins waived Parmelee and Alex Presley (losing Presley on waivers); Jason Bartlett, Jason Kubel and Chris Colabello made the team instead. The Twins ultimately claimed Sam Fuld to serve the role that Presley would have; Wilson inherited the 40-man roster spot that Bartlett vacated when he retired.

And now Parmelee inherits Wilson's 40-man spot.

The next question is how much playing time will Parmelee get? My guess is that when Joe Mauer returns to the lineup, Colabello will get most of his time at DH and Parmelee and Kubel will be the primary corner outfielders. The guy who'll get squeezed out of at-bats will be Josmil Pinto.

Then when Arcia is back ... that will open the debate again.

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