11/19/2010 7:57 PM ET
Twins add four players to Major League roster
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN -- The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have added right-handed pitcher David Bromberg and outfielders Joe Benson, Chris Parmelee, and Rene Tosoni to their Major League roster.
Bromberg, 23, began the 2010 season at Double-A New Britain. He was 5-5, 3.62 (99.1 ip, 40 er) with 35 walks and 65 strikeouts in 17 starts for the Rock Cats, before being promoted to Triple-A Rochester on July 19th. Bromberg was 1-4, 3.98 (52.0 ip, 23 er) with 13 walks and 47 strikeouts in nine starts with the Red Wings. He was drafted by the Twins in the 32nd round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.
Benson, 22, spent most of the 2010 season at Double-A New Britain. He batted .251 (94-for-374) with 20 doubles, seven triples, 23 home runs and 49 rbi in 102 games with the Rock Cats. Benson also played in 21 games at Single-A Fort Myers, batting .294 (25-for-85) with 11 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 13 rbi. He was named the 2010 Sherry Robertson Award winner as the Twins Minor League Player of the Year. Benson was drafted by the Twins in the second round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.
Parmelee, 22, spent most of the 2010 season at Double-A New Britain. He batted .275 (113-for-411) with 25 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 44 rbi in 111 games with the Rock Cats. Parmelee also played in 22 games at Single-A Fort Myers, batting .338 (27-for-80) with two doubles, one triple, two home runs and 17 rbi. He was drafted by the Twins in the first round (20th overall) of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.
Tosoni, 24, batted .270 (50-for-185) with eight doubles, four triples, four home runs and 24 rbi in 52 games at Double-A New Britain. He was placed on the disabled list on June 10th and had season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Tosoni was drafted by the Twins in the 36th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.
The Twins have also re-signed right-handed pitcher Kyle Waldrop and catcher Jair Fernandez to Minor League contracts with invites to Spring Training. Both players were in the organization and became six-year free agents.
In addition, the Twins have signed the following players to Minor League contracts with invites to Spring Training: left-handed pitcher Phil Dumatrait, right-handed pitcher Yorman Bazardo, and infielders Jeff Bailey, Justin Huber and Chase Lambin.
The Twins now have 38 players on their 40-man roster.