KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Minnesota Twins put designated hitters Jim Thome and Jason Kubel on the 15-day disabled list Thursday.

The Twins, who have the worst record in the majors, have eight players on the DL.

Thome, who has 593 career home runs, strained his left quadriceps Wednesday night in a loss at Detroit.

Kubel, who is hitting .310, sprained his left foot Monday in Detroit. He also plays in the outfield.

The Twins recalled outfielder Ben Revere from Triple-A Rochester. They also plan to recall infielder Luke Hughes in time for tonight’s game in Kansas City.

EXACTLY A YEAR after a missed call cost him a perfect game, there was no reunion between pitcher Armando Galarraga and umpire Jim Joyce.

There won’t ever be one, in fact, on a big league field while they’re both still active.

Major League Baseball put a rule into effect this season that Joyce cannot umpire any games in which Galarraga’s team plays. The edict came after Galarraga and Joyce co-wrote a book about that infamous game in Detroit last June 2.

Joyce called Jason Donald of Cleveland safe at first base on what would have been the final out. After the Tigers won, Joyce apologized to Galarraga for getting it wrong.

RANGERS: Right-handed reliever Manny Delcarmen signed a minor league contract.

Delcarmen was assigned to Triple-A Round Rock.

Delcarmen, 29, was 2-2 with a 5.14 ERA in 18 games for Triple-A Tacoma in the Seattle organization. He went to spring training on a minor league contract, which included a clause that allowed him to ask for his release. The Mariners granted that this week.

Delcarmen was 11-6 for Boston from 2005-10.

GIANTS: Third baseman Pablo Sandoval is set to begin a rehabilitation assignment today and the team expects pitcher Barry Zito to start his minor league stint early next week.

Sandoval has been on the disabled list while recovering from surgery on his right wrist. Manager Bruce Bochy said Sandoval would play six innings at Class A San Jose in his first game, then play the next day for the California League team.

After that he’ll play a few more games at Triple-A Fresno.

Bochy said the switch-hitting Sandoval has looked good swinging from both sides.

CARDINALS: Right-hander Maikel Cleto, who began the season at Class A Palm Beach, was recalled by St. Louis to take the roster spot of the injured Matt Holliday.

The Cardinals are going with 13 pitchers, placing Holliday on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Wednesday with a left quadriceps strain. Pitcher Kyle McClellan was placed on the DL retroactive to Monday with a left hip strain.

Cleto, 22, throws consistently in the high 90s, and is 2-2 with a 2.53 ERA at Palm Beach and Double-A Springfield.