The Twins are expected to announce the September call-ups on Friday. Teams are allowed to expand their active rosters from 25 to 40 players for the final month of the regular season. Double-A prospect and 2008 first-round pick Aaron Hicks, an outfielder, is expected to be one of the players called up.
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The Twins will put the finishing touches on September call-ups when infielder Eduardo Escobar and reliever Luis Perdomo join the team on Tuesday. Escobar was the main player the Twins received when they traded Francisco Liriano to the White Sox. Nick Blackburn and Brian Dozier will not be recalled from Triple-A Rochester.
Twins call-up Parmelee showing signs of pay-off
It has taken nearly all season, but Chris Parmelee finally looks like the player who turned heads in his first major league call-up last September. Sent back to Class AAA Rochester after a lackluster start with the big-league club, he has returned and is hitting .500 (9 for 18) with two homers and four RBIs in five games since being recalled Aug. 29.
Twins call up Butera, designate Burroughs for assignment
Drew Butera was called up from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday. He'll backup Ryan Doumit at catcher. Joe Mauer is back in the Twins' lineup as the DH, but he's still sore after taking a foul tip to his left knee on Sunday. To make room on the roster for Butera, the Twins designated Sean Burroughs for assignment.
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