Twins Callup Rivera; At Boston Tonight
The Twins have called up catcher Rene Rivera from triple-A Rochester to backup Drew Butera. The team sent down catcher Steve Holm after Wednesday’s game. Holm was hitting .118. Rivera is 27 years old and was hitting .200 with 1 homerun and 6 RBIs at triple-A Rochester. He appeared in 53 major league games with Seattle from ’04-’06. The Twins chose Rivera over prospect Danny Lehman. Lehman was hitting .280 at triple-A. The Twins begin a 4-game series at Boston against the Red Sox tonight at 6:10, pregame on WJON at 5:40. Righthander Scott Baker (1-2) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and knuckleballer Tim Wakefield gets the ball for the Red Sox. The Twins are 11-18 and have won 2 straight.