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Twins designate Addison Reed for assignment


The Twins announced on Thursday that the contract of pitcher Austin Adams has been selected from Triple-A Rochester. Reliever Trevor Hildenberger has been optioned to Triple-A and reliever Addison Reed has been designated for assignment.

Reed, 30, is a surprising DFA candidate despite his struggles, as the Twins are still on the hook for the remainder of his $8.5 million salary minus the major league minimum assuming another team acquires him. Reed hasn’t pitched in the majors this year due to a sprained thumb and yielded eight runs on 13 hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings during his minor league rehab assignment.

Hildenberger, 28, struggled mightily out of the Twins’ bullpen, allowing 13 runs on 24 hits and four walks with 14 strikeouts in 14 innings.

Adams, 32, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2016. In 18 innings with Rochester, he posted a 4.50 ERA with a 28/6 K/BB ratio.

Tim Anderson exits game with apparent ankle injury

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White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson needed help leaving the field after suffering an ankle injury in the fifth inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Anderson was fielding a ball hit up the middle by J.D. Martinez, appearing to twist his ankle in the process.

Leury García moved from center field to shortstop and Ryan Cordell entered the game to play center field. Anderson was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored on the night.

The White Sox should be able to provide more information later tonight or tomorrow. Anderson is in the midst of his best season, entering Tuesday batting .313/.338/.485 with 11 home runs, 37 RBI, 38 runs scored, and 15 stolen bases in 278 plate appearances.