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MINNEAPOLIS -- Left-hander Kris Johnson was officially recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday to serve as the Twins' designated 26th man on the roster and start Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Dodgers.

With Johnson serving as the 26th man, the Twins didn't have to make a corresponding roster move. Johnson arrived at Target Field on Wednesday in advance of his first start with the Twins.

Johnson, 29, pitched well at Triple-A, posting a 2.86 ERA with 20 strikeouts and eight walks in 22 innings.

"He was throwing very well," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He was the recommended guy. He also threw the ball well for us in Spring Training."

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