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Bartolo Colon will debut for the Twins tonight


The Twins announced a few roster moves on Tuesday. Starter Bartolo Colon was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to start against the Yankees at Target Field. Reliever Craig Breslow was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list. Phil Hughes went on the 60-day disabled list with a reoccurrence of thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms. First baseman Kennys Vargas was optioned to Rochester.

Colon, 44, signed a minor league deal with the Twins earlier this month shortly after the Braves released him. In 13 starts with the Braves, the veteran right-hander went 2-8 with an 8.14 ERA and a 42/20 K/BB ratio in 63 innings. Unfortunately for us viewers, Colon won’t be batting tonight.

Colon made one start at Triple-A, giving up four runs in four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

When Colon takes the hill for the Twins, he will have pitched for his 10th major league team.

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.