Twins reassigned RHPs Nick Blackburn, Lester Oliveros, Alex Meyer, Bryan Augenstein and Esmerling Vasquez to minor league camp.
Nick Blackburn is expected to be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery on his right forearm last week.
Nick Blackburn underwent arthroscopic surgery on October 25 to remove a bone chip from his right elbow.
Twins general manager Terry Ryan said the team is "going on without" Nick Blackburn and it's "up to him to get back in our good graces."
Twins sent RHP Nick Blackburn outright to Triple-A Rochester.
The Twins are considering optioning Nick Blackburn to Triple-A Rochester or sending him to the bullpen.
Nick Blackburn was hit hard in Saturday’s loss to the Rays, allowing four runs on 11 hits over six innings.
Nick Blackburn allowed four runs on nine hits in five innings Sunday, taking the loss in Minnesota's 6-4 setback in Boston.
Nick Blackburn was superb in a no-decision Tuesday, limiting the White Sox to two runs on five hits and a walk over eight innings.
Nick Blackburn was lit up for eight runs in 4 1/3 innings by the White Sox on Wednesday.
Nick Blackburn had one of his finest outings of the season in Friday's no-decision against the Royals, allowing just one run on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Twins recalled RHP Nick Blackburn from Triple-A Rochester.
Nick Blackburn threw eight shutout innings Sunday in his first appearance with Triple-A Rochester.
Twins optioned RHP Nick Blackburn to Triple-A Rochester.