Twins Call up Kevin Mulvey

Josh JohnsonCorrespondent IJuly 15, 2009

FORT MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Kevin Mulvey #61 of the Minnesota Twins poses during photo day at the Twins spring training complex on February 23, 2008 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting that the Twins have called up right-handed pitcher Kevin Mulvey from Triple-A Rochester while optioning catcher Jose Morales.

Mulvey, who came over to the Twins for Johan Santana, is 3-6 with a 3.93 ERA this season in the Red Wings' rotation.

The first thing that came to my mind is that the Twins are showcasing him to potential buyers. It kind of stacks up with the Alexi Casilla promotion. Although that one made more sense, the Pirates are looking for a player to replace Freddy Sanchez and a couple pitching prospects.

Mulvey doesn't figure to fit in long-term, so perhaps this could be a way for the Pirates to see him at the Major League Level.

We'll see.

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