The Minnesota Twins cleared some roster space Friday, taking six players off their 40-man.
Five of the six are pitchers – right-handers Kyle Barraclough, Luke Farrell, Ian Gibaut and Nick Vincent and left-hander Andrew Albers. The sixth is veteran infielder Drew Maggi, who was called up to the big leagues but did not appear in a game.
Signed in late June after being released by the New York Yankees, Barraclough appeared in 10 games for Minnesota, allowing eight runs on 12 hits with eight walks and 18 strikeouts in 13 innings.
Farrell, signed as a free agent in the offseason, tossed 24 2/3 innings over 20 games with one start, recording a 4.74 ERA, 1.662 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.
Claimed off waivers from Texas last October, Gibaut got into three games for the Twins in 2021, allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings.
Vincent came over from the Rangers as well, signed in late June after Texas released him. He pitched 12 2/3 innings over seven games, allowing one run on six hits and five walks with nine strikeouts.
Albers returned to the majors after a four-year absence and made three starts and two relief appearances, sporting a 7.58 ERA and 1.737 WHIP.
Five of the six players outrighted are in their 30s with the exception of Gibaut, who is 27. Albers just turned 36, Vincent is 35, Barraclough 31 and Farrell 30.
Maggi, who has played in 1,053 minor-league games and has to appear in a major-league game, is 31.
Minnesota still has eight players on its 60-day injured list. They don’t count against the 40-man roster but that needs to be set by Nov. 19. Twins on the 60-day IL are pitchers Randy Dobnak, Kenta Maeda, Taylor Rogers, Devin Smeltzer, Cody Stashak and Lewis Thorpe and outfielders Kyle Garlick and Alex Kirilloff.