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Twins designate Fox for assignment

Twins designate Fox for assignment

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MINNEAPOLIS -- To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Ben Revere, the Twins on Sunday morning designated right-hander Matt Fox for assignment.

Fox had been called up to make a spot start on Friday night against the Rangers, and allowed two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings while pitching on three days' rest. It was a surprise callup for Fox based on extenuating circumstances following the Twins' 13-inning loss to the Tigers on Thursday, but that didn't make the decision to take him off the roster any easier.

"It's tough to send a guy down that comes up and does something like that, but we had to do it because of the roster," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "That's just the way it is. It's sad, but also a great story with Fox. He did fantastic and really picked us up, and it's a pretty neat thing.

"It was good because he's so appreciative of getting an opportunity, which is unbelievable. I mean, out of the blue, he gets an opportunity to come in and pitch in the big leagues. But he does well, and it's hard for me to say, 'Now I've got to send you out and take you back off the roster.' "

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