Twins Get Some Outfield Relief

The injury-riddled Minnesota Twins gets one of their outfielder back off the injured list today, as Kyle Garlick has been reinstated.

As noted by Twins beat writer Do-Hyoung Park, Garlick's right-handed bat is back just in time, as Minnesota takes on southpaw Alex Wood Friday night against the San Francisco Giants. Garlick has been a solid 

Garlick has been out all month, after suffering a bruised rib cage on Aug. 1st. He's been on a rehab assignment for only the past couple of days, and is ready to take up his spot as a lefty-killer in the Twins lineup. 

The 30-year-old has a .928 OPS against LHP since taking up the role, with 6 HR and 12 RBIs in just 61 at-bats. 

Overall on the season, Garlick is batting .257 with an .833 OPS. It's his 4th year in the majors, but his first time with more than 100 at-bats. 

Garlick's return offers some outfield relief for the Twins, who had to place Byron Buxton on the IL once again, earlier this week. 

The Twins have DFA'd Tim Beckham to make room on the roster. 

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