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Twins trim roster by sending five to Minors

Twins trim roster by sending five to Minors

Twins trim roster by sending five to Minors
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins made another round of cuts on Thursday, reassigning five players to Minor League camp.

The players sent to Minor League camp were right-hander Sam Deduno, left-hander Phil Dumatrait, catcher Danny Lehmann, infielder Ray Chang and outfielder Matt Carson.

Deduno, who previously pitched with the Rockies and Padres, posted a 3.00 ERA in three innings. The 28-year-old struck out two and walked one.

Dumatrait, 30, had a 6.00 ERA in six innings this spring. Dumatrait, who posted a 3.92 ERA in 45 appearances with the Twins last year, struck out four, walked two and served up two homers.

Lehmann, 26, didn't have a hit in five at-bats over six appearances in Grapefruit League play.

Chang hit .273 with an .883 OPS in 11 games this spring. The 28-year-old saw time at second base, shortstop and third base.

Carson, 30, hit .077 with a .448 OPS in 11 games during Spring Training. The former A's outfielder played both left and right field.

After returning Rule 5 Draft pick Terry Doyle to the White Sox on Wednesday, the Twins now have 39 players in camp. The list includes 18 pitchers (three non-roster), five catchers (two non-roster), 10 infielders (four non-roster) and six outfielders (one non-roster).

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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