The Minnesota Twins were hopeful that a forearm injury wouldn't prevent Cole De Vries from making his first start of the season on Sunday. As it turns out, De Vries will be shut down for the time being.
Twins general manager Terry Ryan told reporters in Baltimoreon Friday that De Vries has been scratched from Sunday's start and will be placed on the 15-man disabled list.
De Vries, 28, made his major league debut last season and appeared in 17 games (16 starts) with the Twins. He went 5-5 with a 4.11 ERA and had 58 strikeouts in 87 23 innings. The Eden Prairie, Minn., native fought for a spot on the 25-man roster this spring and earned a place in the rotation out of camp after posting a 0.53 ERA in four Grapefruit League starts.
The right-handed De Vries remained optimistic on Thursday that his forearm issue wouldn't prevent him from making Sunday's start. He threw a bullpen session Friday, which must have indicated that his arm was indeed not ready.
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