Twins purchased the contract of C Eric Fryer from Triple-A Rochester.
Fryer has hit .299/.385/.354 with one homer at Rochester this season. He'll play sparingly as Kurt Suzuki's backup.
Twins optioned C Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester.
Herrmann hit just .156/.239/.281 over 25 games. The Twins will go with Eric Fryer as Kurt Suzuki's backup.
Roberto Osuna picked up his fourth save of the season Tuesday, pitching a scoreless ninth to secure the Blue Jays' 2-1 win over the White Sox.
Osuna gave up a hit but nothing more in the frame. The right-hander has asserted himself since taking over the closer role for the Jays, registering four saves since June 22 while allowing one run in seven innings of work. The 20-year-old now owns a 2.08 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 43/10 K/BB ratio over 39 innings on the year.
Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Ramirez had two of the team's seven hits in the loss. He's quietly been improving at the plate in recent days, going 9-for-18 during a six-game hitting streak. Unfortunately for Ramirez, he's needed it to simply pull his overall line up to .230/.256/.301 in what has been a disastrous first half. The shortstop does have 10 stolen bases after Tuesday's theft.
Jose Reyes stole his 11th base of the season and scored a run against the White Sox on Tuesday.
Reyes finished the game 1-for-4 with the stolen base and run scored. The steal was just his second since June 7, a problematic stretch for a player whose value relies as much on speed as Reyes' does. Still, the 32-year-old is having a respectable year, batting .272/.302/.383 with four homers and 31 runs scored to go with his 11 stolen bases.
Cody Allen was unavailable to pitch Tuesday due to a stiff back.
Bryan Shaw earned the save in Allen's place. Allen should be ready to go in a day or two, but those in leagues with daily transactions might want to scoop up Shaw.
Josh Donaldson hit his 21st home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.
The homer, a solo shot in the fourth inning of Jose Quintana, turned out to be the difference in the game. Donaldson finished 1-for-3 with a walk. The record-setting All-Star vote-getter has certainly earned the distinction this year, as he's now hitting .300/.358/.544 with 58 RBI and an American League-best 64 runs scored.
Jose Quintana was strong Tuesday but left with nothing to show for it, holding the Blue Jays to two runs over eight innings while taking the loss.
In what has become a bit of a theme for Quintana, he deserved better than he got. The southpaw allowed just four hits on the night without walking a batter, but the White Sox couldn't muster much offense against journeyman Felix Doubront. Quintana struck out eight in the effort. He's now 4-8 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.30 WHIP through 17 starts. He'll look to end the first half on a high note when the Sox take on their Windy City rivals on Sunday.