"I don't know what it is. We work hard . . . but when it comes to the game, it's nothing."

Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire about his team, which after yesterday's loss has dropped 11 of its last 14 games


Angels: Recalled 1B Casey Kotchman was from Class AAA Salt Lake to fill the roster spot vacated by LHP Jarrod Washburn, who was placed on the DL retroactive to July 25.

Devil Rays: 1B Travis Lee was out of the lineup for the second straight game because of a bruised shin but was available to pinch-hit and should be back in the lineup by the weekend.

Mariners: Called up RHP Felix Hernandez from Class AAA Tacoma and started him against the Tigers last night. The 19-year-old right-hander is the youngest major league starter since Jose Rijo pitched for the New York Yankees in 1984. . . .

Optioned RHP Clint Nageotte to Tacoma. . . .

RHP Jorge Campillo, on the DL with an injured right elbow, will need ligament replacement surgery.

Rangers: Purchased the contract of RHP Steve Karsay from Class AA Frisco and designated LHP Ron Mahay for assignment.

Royals: CF David DeJesus left with a mild concussion after being kneed in the head by Red Sox SS Edgar Renteria as he stole second in the third inning.

White Sox: DH Carl Everett is expected to miss two to three games after straining his left groin during the fifth inning but said he won't rush back. During a rundown, he tripped on his shoelace while trying to get back to a base.

-- Compiled by Tom LeGro