Cole De Vries knows he's pitching for a job.
Trying to earn a spot in Minnesota's rotation, De Vries gave up one run and three hits in three innings Saturday during the Twins' 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
''I'm going out there every day and competing like one of those spots is mine to lose, and go out there and attack as much as I can,'' he said. ''I really feel that if I pitch my game I will have one of those spots.''
De Vries is 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in 10 innings. Still, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire wasn't pleased De Vries threw 60 pitches and walked two.
''You have to do better,'' Gardenhire said.
Gardenhire also said De Vries was more impressive in his four previous outings. Coming in, De Vries had walked one in seven innings.
''I was kind of struggling a little bit with my control,'' De Vries said. ''But I got through it. That's what matters.''
De Vries was 5-5 with a 4.11 ERA last year in 17 games for the Twins.
''I think it did a ton,'' he said. ''This isn't a ...