Mar 7, 2013; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Caleb Thielbar (71) throws in the fourth inning during a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox at Hammond Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins to call up Caleb Thielbar, demote Pedro Hernandez


The Minnesota Twins will promote relief pitcher Caleb Thielbar and demote fifth starter Pedro Hernandez to Rochester, according to Twins Daily.

Thielbar, 26, is a native Minnesotan and pitched for the St. Paul Saints as recently as 2011. The left-hander was signed by the Twins out of the Independent league in 2011 and moved through High-A and Double-A up to Triple-A Rochester in 2012.

The report suggests pitching prospect Kyle Gibson could make his big league debut on Friday in place of the demoted Hernandez.

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