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Watch: Twins catcher Chris Gimenez took the mound on Sunday

Gimenez is the Twins' Swiss Army Knife!

The Twins bullpen was taxed on Sunday in the team's 13-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers. So backup catcher Chris Gimenez stepped up to the mound and finished the inning on four pitches.

Twins backup C Chris Giminez makes a pitching appearance and Torii Hunter is enjoying it pic.twitter.com/RBOUOmfFVJ

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It wasn't the first time Gimenez took the mound. Sunday was Gimenez's fourth pitching appearance in his nine-year big league career.

After sending down starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia on Saturday, the Twins will most likely be rolling with four-man rotation for the next few weeks.

The team has two off-days lined up from now until May 6, so that's why the team doesn't necessarily need a fifth starter at the moment.

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