The Twins placed left-hander Francisco Liriano on the disabled list, retroactive to May 23 with left shoulder inflammation after today’s 6-5 loss to the Tigers. The Twins called up right-hander Anthony Slama to replace Liriano on the roster and to pitch out of the bullpen. Anthony Swarzak will start in place of Francisco Liriano on Thursday against the Royals. Slama was drafted by the Twins in the 39th round of the 2006 amateur draft.
Slama was with the Twins briefly in 2010 and appeared in 5 games, had an 0-1 record and pitched just 4.2 innings giving up 4 earned runs with 5 strikeouts and 5 walks. This season, Slama has a 2-1 record in 16 games and 24.1 innings in Rochester, all in relief. Anthony has a 3.70 ERA and has struck out 24 and walked 11 batters.