Looks like the rumors were true, the team picked Sweeney for his potential clubhouse contributions and a source informs me that he also made them a hot batch of cookies and ran into a burning building to save their puppy, then tried give all the credit to the fire department.
Sucks for Shelton after the monster spring he's put up but at least he'll be available in Tacoma and it's likely we'll be seeing him sometime this season.
Randy Messenger was also optioned to AAA, so any fears that he might somehow sneak his way onto the roster can be put to rest.
The Twins took Jose Lugo back as well, so he's gone.
Other Moves: Garrett Olson was also sent to Tacoma, Mike Morse was outrighted but cleared waivers and was resigned, and Cesar Jimenez was placed on the 15 day DL.