Twins Recall Kyle Waldrop; Option Jeff Manship

June 13, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Jeff Manship (49) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Minnesota Twins have optioned right-hander Jeff Manship to Triple-A, reports Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.

The Twins optioned reliever Jeff Manship to Triple-A Rochester after the right-hander allowed three runs on five hits in the sixth inning of the Twins' 12-5 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.

Minnesota will recall right-handed reliever Kyle Waldrop to take his place on the roster. Waldrop will be available for Friday night's game against the Royals after Thursday's off-day.

To replace Manship on their roster, the Twins have recalled right-hander Kyle Waldrop, who will be available for Friday’s game against the Kansas City Royals.

Manship has appeared in eight games with the Twins this season, surrendering 13 runs on 18 hits and three walks over his 10 2/3 innings pitched. The 27-year-old has spent parts of the past four seasons with Minnesota, compiling a career major league ERA and WHIP of 6.39 and 1.661.

Waldrop, 26, appeared in seven games for the Twins in 2011, posting an ERA and WHIP of 5.73 and 1.455 over his 11 innings of work. He’s maintained an ERA and WHIP of 0.98 and 1.036 with 4.9 SO/9 and 2.9 BB/9 over his 18 1/3 innings for the Twins High- and Triple-A clubs this season.

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