Twins send Florimon to Triple-A; Jays take Hoey

Twins send Florimon to Triple-A; Jays take Hoey

Twins send Florimon to Triple-A; Jays take Hoey
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins outrighted shortstop Pedro Florimon to Triple-A Rochester, the club announced Monday. Additionally, right-handed reliever Jim Hoey was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays.

Florimon was originally claimed by the Twins from the Orioles on Dec. 5 on the first day of the Winter Meetings in Dallas.

Florimon, 24, batted .267 with a .344 on-base percentage and .396 slugging percentage in 133 games with Double-A Bowie last season. He also hit eight homers, 27 doubles and three triples with 15 stolen bases in 27 attempts.

Hoey, 28, posted a 5.47 ERA in 26 appearances with the Twins last year. The hard-throwing right-hander also struck out 14 and walked 13 in 24 2/3 innings. He was acquired in the trade that sent shortstop J.J. Hardy to the Orioles last offseason.

The Twins now have 38 players on their 40-man roster.

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