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Twins release Brookwood grad Bulger

This is a 2012 photo of Jason Bulger of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. This image reflects the Twins active roster as of Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, when this image was taken. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

This is a 2012 photo of Jason Bulger of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. This image reflects the Twins active roster as of Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, when this image was taken. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

When Jason Bulger was sent to minor league camp by Minnesota early in training camp, it looked like the Brookwood graduate might at least get to make a visit back home when Rochester played the Gwinnett Braves this season.

Now, though, the veteran right-hander is just looking for anywhere to pitch.

The Twins released Bulger on Tuesday, ending his short stay with the organization. The former first-round draft pick of Arizona had signed with Minnesota after leaving the Los Angeles Angels as a free agent following last season.

Bulger, 33, pitched in five games with the Angels in 2011, but spend most of the season back with Salt Lake of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.

Injuries have set Bulger back throughout his career. His best major league season was in 2009, when he appeared in 64 games for the Angels and was 6-1 with one save and a 3.56 ERA. He had 68 strikeouts in 65 innings.

Bulger's spring got off to a horrible start when Lars Anderson of Boston hit a grand slam off him on March 4. He walked four while getting just one out in that game and had a 22.50 ERA in four appearances when the Twins sent him to their minor league camp.