The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have claimed right-handed pitcher Esmerling Vasquez off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 31 relief appearances this season, Vasquez was 1-1, 4.15 ERA (30.1 ip, 14 er) with 13 walks and 20 strikeouts. He has made 141 career appearances with Arizona over the last three seasons, going 5-10, 4.66 ERA (137.0 ip, 71 er) with 80 walks and 120 strikeouts.
To make room for Vasquez on the 40-man roster, the Twins have transferred infielder Alexi Casilla to the 60-day disabled list.
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