The Twins put Caleb Thielbar on the 15-day injured list because of a right oblique strain before Friday's game in Toronto against the Blue Jays.
It's a recurrence of the same injury that sidelined the lefthanded reliever for 29 games earlier in the season. He made one appearance after being reinstated on June 4, pitching one-third of an inning against the Guardians the following day.
Josh Winder will replace Thielbar on the 26-player roster. Winder has made on appearance for the Twins this season, and was 2-1 with a 6.60 ERA in 15 innings at Class AAA St. Paul.
- Second baseman Jorge Polanco, who aggravated a hamstring injury in Thursday's loss to the Rays, was also sidelined. Polanco was set to have an MRI in Toronto to determine whether he'd have to go on the IL.
- Outfielder/first baseman Joey Gallo started a rehab assignment in St. Paul on Friday, going 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly. Gallo is on the IL because of a hamstring issue. The Saints gave up five ninth-inning runs and lost 7-5 to Iowa, wasting seven strong innings by Brent Headrick.