Cedar Rapids, IA - The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Minnesota Twins announce today that RHP Jose Berrios will join the Kernels from Extended Spring Training in Fort Myers, FL. Additionally, LHP Josue Montanez has been assigned to Extended Spring Training; INF Drew Leachman has been activated from the 7-day disabled list; and LHP Matthew Tomshaw has been placed on the 7-day disabled list. Brad Steil, Director of Minor League Operations for the Twins, announced the move.
The Twins selected Berrios in the compensation round (32 nd overall) of the 2012 First Year Player Draft out of Papa Juan HS in Bayamon, PR. He split time last season between the GCL Twins and Elizabethton where he posted a combined 3-0 record and 1.17 ERA in 11 games (four starts). In 30.2 IP, he allowed 15 hits and four runs (all earned) with 49 strikeouts and just four walks.
Tomshaw has made three relief appearances for the Kernels this year and has given up 10 hits and six runs (all earned) over 4.1 IP.
Montanez made two relief appearances for the Kernels with a 3.38 ERA, allowing six runs (one earned) on two hits over 2.2 IP.
Berrios is active and available for the Kernels 6:30 pm game at Peoria. With today's transactions, the Kernels roster remains at the MWL maximum of 25 active players with one player currently on the DL.
The Kernels begin a six game road trip on Thursday with three games at Peoria and Burlington. They return to Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Thursday, April 25 th and open a six game home stand with games against Great Lakes and Lansing.
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