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Gardenhire discusses possibility of six-man rotation

Gardenhire discusses possibility of six-man rotation

Gardenhire discusses possibility of six-man rotation
OAKLAND -- There's a chance the Twins will go to a six-man rotation in September if they decide to call up another starting pitcher, according to Twins manager Ron Gardenhire.

Rookie right-hander Liam Hendriks rejoined the rotation on Wednesday, giving the Twins a five-man rotation of Scott Diamond, Samuel Deduno, Brian Duensing, Cole De Vries and Hendriks.

But Esmerling Vasquez has been solid at Triple-A Rochester and is a candidate to be a September callup. The right-hander has a 2.86 ERA with 91 strikeouts and 36 walks in 94 1/3 innings with the Red Wings.

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"If I have six people that can pitch, that would be wonderful, but right now we have five," Gardenhire said. "If that's the case, I wouldn't be afraid to do that at all, if we want to take a look at six guys."

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