By Joe Christensen
As expected, the Twins made a roster move after today’s 5-3 victory over Arizona, activating Nick Punto from the disabled list and optioning Matt Macri to Class AAA Rochester.
Macri batted .367 with one home run and four RBI in 14 games with the Twins.
“He’s done a very good job here,” Manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Not an easy time to have to send a guy down.”
Punto will join the Twins on Tuesday, when they begin a three-game series at San Diego.
Punto will challenge Brendan Harris for playing time at shortstop.
“We’ll mix and match and see what happens,” Gardenhire said. “See how [Punto's] feeling out there. [Harris is] doing OK out there, been playing pretty good, been swinging OK. Punto brings a little more versatility in the middle, a little more range, but Harry’s been doing pretty good.
“[Punto's] not coming into an everyday job unless he earns it by going to play.”