Twins place Blackburn on DL, recall Oilveros



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed pitcher Nick Blackburn on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm and recalled reliever Lester Oliveros from Triple-A Rochester before Monday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Blackburn left his start on Sunday against the Yankees after 1 2-3 innings. He had an MRI on Monday and will meet with a specialist on Tuesday.

Anthony Swarzak will take Blackburn’s spot in the rotation and start on Friday when the Twins play Detroit.

Oliveros was one of two pitchers the Twins acquired in a trade that sent Delmon Young to Detroit on Aug. 16. The right-hander made three appearances in Rochester before getting recalled.