Buddy Boshers was called up to themajors, making it his second call of the season, by the Minnesota Twins in order to replace Héctor Santiago, who was placed in the bereavement list after his grandmother passed away.
The lefty hasn’t had the best of starts to life in Rochester, the Twins’ branch in the Triple-A, even though he has only tossed for 3 and 2/3 innings there as a reliever. During his short spell, he has conceded three runs, five hits, one walk and struck out three batters in five appearances, leaving an ERA of 7.36. Nevertheless, he left some good impressions the first time he was called up this year.
Boshers pitched 2 and 1/3 innings in his only big league appearance of the year without conceding any runs or hits, although he did allow one walk, accompanied by one strikeout back on April 23 against the Detroit Tigers. He will stay with the team as long as Santiago remains out.
The likewise left-handed pitcher has had a good start to the season.
Santiago has recorded a 2.43 ERA in five starts this month. During this stretch, he has pitched in 29 and 2/3 innings, striking out 23 opponents and conceding just eight walks. Also, he has allowed two home runs and he currently has a record of 2-1. He last played on Thursday, which means he shouldn’t have any inconvenience to make his next start on Tuesday.
Santiago’s good performances hasn't made his team climb up in the standings, though. The Twins have begun this campaign with 10 wins in 21 games, currently placing fourth in the American League’s Central Division.