Various reports have the Minnesota Twins putting closer Matt Capps on the DL and calling up lefty reliever Tyler Robertson from Rochester. This will be the first call to the big leagues for the 24-year Robertson who was drafted by the Twins in the third round of the 2006 Amateur draft out of Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, California.
In his seventh season in the Twins minor league system, the 6’5″ Robertson has pitched for Rochester this season appearing in relief in 33 games, with a 2-2 record with a 3.77 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. In his 28.2 innings Robertson has given up 26 hits, struck out 33 and walked 13. Robertson was originally a starter but has pitched exclusively in relief in 2011-2012. Welcome to Minnesota Tyler!