Here are Monday’s minor moves from around the game…
- The Twins have now also announced that lefty Adam Wilk has cleared waivers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Rochester. Wilk was designated for assignment last Friday after making a pair of appearances with the Twins and will hope to earn another look later in the season. The 29-year-old has posted a 6.75 ERA in 10 2/3 innings between the Mets and Twins this year and a 6.57 ERA in 37 innings as a big leaguer dating back to 2011. He has a solid track record both in Triple-A and in Korea and could give the Twins a long relief option or a spot start option later in the year.
- The Twins announced that they’ve selected the contract of left-hander Jason Wheeler, an eighth-round pick from their 2011 draft who’ll be making his Major League debut. Wheeler, 26, posted strong numbers in the lower minors but has seen his production take a step back in parts of three Triple-A seasons. He’s off to a decent start in 2017, having logged 44 innings with a 4.50 ERA, 7.6 K/9, 2.0 BB/9 and a 41.8 percent ground-ball rate. He’ll give the Twins some length in their bullpen on the heels of yesterday’s 15-inning marathon, but there’s also enough uncertainty at the back of the Minnesota rotation that Wheeler could conceivably be a candidate for a starting job. Wheeler has made 140 professional appearances, and all but one of those outings has been a start.