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The Twins called up outfielder Brent Rooker before tonight's game against the Angels (7:10 p.m., BSN) at Target Field.

Rooker takes the spot of Nelson Cruz, who was traded to Tampa Bay on Thursday.

The 26-year-old Rooker hit .239 with 19 home runs and 48 RBI for Class AAA St. Paul. He is tied for the AAA lead in home runs. He had a stint earlier this season with the Twins and was 3-for-29 with a home run.

Drew Strotman, acquired from the Rays in the Cruz trade, will take Cruz's spot on the 40-man roster.

It'll be Twins lefthander J.A. Happ (5-5, 6.15 ERA) against Halos righthander Alex Cobb (7-3, 3.96).


David Fletcher, 2B

Philip Gosselin, 1B

Jose Iglesias, SS

Justin Upton, DH

Kurt Suzuki, C

Brandon Marsh, CF

Juan Lagares, LF

Jack Mayfield, 3B

Adam Eaton, RF


Max Kepler, RF

Jorge Polanco, 2B

Josh Donaldson, 3B

Trevor Larnach, LF

Miguel Sano, 1B

Brent Rooker, DH

Nick Gordon, CF

Ryan Jeffers, C

Andrelton Simmons, SS