Plouffe sent to Triple-A; Dinkelman promoted

Plouffe sent to Triple-A; Dinkelman promoted

Plouffe sent to Triple-A; Dinkelman promoted
KANSAS CITY -- The Twins made a roster move after Friday's 8-2 win over the Royals, optioning infielder Trevor Plouffe to Triple-A Rochester and selecting outfielder Brian Dinkelman from the Red Wings.

Plouffe batted .200 with 10 RBIs through 18 games with the Twins.

"[Dinkelman] has worked very hard and played very well down there," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "It's kind of a tough move. Plouffe is a great kid. He has had a little bit of a rough time up here, so it's hard sending him down, because we like him so well. On the flip side, giving Brian Dinkleman a chance is pretty exciting."

In a procedural move, the Twins transferred Joe Mauer to the 60-day disabled list, which puts him in line to be eligible for duty on June 12.