The Twins announced on twinsbaseball.com that Tyler Duffey and left handed relief pitcher Ryan O'Rourke have been optioned to Triple-A Rochester.  The move means veteran Ricky Nolasco has won the 5th spot in the Twins rotation to begin the season.  Nolasco is owed $25 Million over the next 2 seasons for the Twins.

Duffey has a 7.30 ERA this spring including allowing 4 earned runs in 4 innings Monday against Pittsburgh.  Nolasco has a 4.05 ERA in 4 spring training appearances.

In addition to the optioning of Duffey and O'Rourke the Twins have reassigned Logan Darnell and Brandon Kintzler to Minor League camp.