The Minnesota Twins made their September callups Thursday, activating left-handed pitcher Austin Davis and selecting the contract of outfielder Billy Hamilton from Triple-A St. Paul.
Minnesota claimed Davis off waivers from Boston on Wednesday. The 29-year-old appeared in 50 games (three starts) for the Red Sox this season, compiling a 5.47 ERA (54 1/3 IP, 33 ER) with 29 walks, 61 strikeouts and a .260 opponent batting average.
Davis pitched against the Twins in two games earlier this season (April 15, 17), recording four strikeouts in two scoreless frames. A 12th-round pick in the 2014 draft, Davis has played parts of five MLB seasons with Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Boston.
Hamilton, a 31-year-old former second-round pick (2009) signed a minor-league deal with Minnesota on Aug. 25, and played in two games for the Saints, going 1-for-7 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored.
Earlier this year, Hamilton played in 20 games for Miami and went 1-for-13 with a walk, seven stolen bases and nine runs scored.
Known mainly for his speed in the outfield and on the base path, Hamilton has played parts of 10 seasons in the majors, hitting .239 with 109 doubles, 39 triples, 24 home runs, 189 RBI, 448 runs scored and 321 stolen bases in 931 career games with the Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox and Marlins.
In a corresponding move that made room for Hamilton on the 40-man roster, Minnesota transferred outfielder Trevor Larnach to the 60-day injured list. Larnach hasn't played since June 23 and underwent surgery this summer to repair a core muscle injury.