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Eddy Julien Demoted to Triple-A

The Twins have officially optioned second baseman Eddy Julien to Triple-A St. Paul in what many believe is the move that will correspond with Lewis’s return to the lineup.

Lewis suffered a quad strain in the Twins’ Opening Day win over the Kansas City Royals all the way back on March 28. He was quickly placed on the injured list after that and just recently made his way to the Triple-A St. Paul Saints and played six games on a rehab assignment.

Julien, was called up by the Twins last season from Triple-A and quickly made an impact. He’s been the Twins’ starting second baseman this entire season, but has struggled in recent weeks. Over the Twins’ last 15 games, Julien has hit just 6 for 40 (.150) with two RBIs. This season, he’s batting just .207 with seven homers and 17 RBIs.