B.J. Hermsen took another huge step toward the major leagues this week, without even throwing a pitch.
The Minnesota Twins added the former West Delaware prep to their 40-man major league roster. Each MLB team’s 25-man active roster is made up of players from the 40-man.
Hermsen, 22, was the Twins’ minor league pitcher of the year this past season after going 11-6 with a 3.22 earned run average at Double-A New Britain. He began the season at high-A Fort Myers.
The 6-foot-5 right-hander was selected by Minnesota in the sixth round of the 2008 draft and made his professional debut in 2009. With his 40-man inclusion, Hermsen will attend his first major league spring training in February.
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