Twins move Liriano to bullpen, demote Valencia
The Twins announced the moves on Wednesday night after a 6-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels that dropped them to an MLB-worst 8-22.
Liriano is 0-5 with a 9.45 ERA in six starts this season. Manager Ron Gardenhire says they are hoping he regains some confidence in the bullpen and they still view him as a starter for the long term. The Twins selected the contract of right-hander P.J. Walters from Rochester. He will start on Saturday against Toronto.
Valencia is hitting .190 with one homer and 11 RBIs.
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