The Minnesota Twins have recalled pitcher Francisco Liriano and designated for assignment pitcher Livan Hernandez. In an accompanying move, the Twins also recalled first baseman Randy Ruiz and sent outfielder Craig Monroe packing.
Hernandez had given up 199 hits in 139 2/3 IP this season and had struck out all of 54 batters. Hernandez's second to last game for the Twins was typical: a 12-hit complete game!
Liriano was rocked in three starts early in the year for the Twins (11.32 ERA), but he's gone 10-2 with a 3.28 ERA at AAA Rochester.