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Twins claim Field and Roenicke from Rockies

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have claimed infielder Tommy Field and right-handed pitcher Josh Roenicke off outright waivers from the Colorado Rockies.  In addition, Alexi Casilla was claimed off outright waivers by the Baltimore Orioles, while Samuel Deduno was assigned outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Field, 25, made his major league debut with the Rockies in 2011 and has appeared in 18 career games at the major league level.  Field, who appeared in 121 games hitting .246 (107-for-435) with 31 doubles, eight home runs and 74 runs scored last season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, was originally drafted by the Rockies in the 24th round of the 2008 First-Year Player draft.

Roenicke, 30, appeared in 63 games for the Rockies last season, going 4-2 with a 3.25 ERA (88.2 IP, 32 ER) including one save, 54 strikeouts and 43 walks.  The right-hander has a career record of 5-2 with a 4.09 ERA (158.1 IP, 72 ER) with 123 strikeouts and 81 walks in 127 games between the Reds (2008-09), Blue Jays (2009-10) and Rockies (2011-12).  The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder is the nephew of current Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.

The Twins now have 33 players on their 40-man roster.

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