The Minnesota Twins have placed right-handed starting
pitcher Cole De Vries on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained forearm,
the team has announced. Minnesota has called up left-hander Pedro Hernandez to
take De Vries’ spot in their rotation.
De Vries was with the team to fill in for injured starting
pitcher Scott Diamond. Now, De Vries himself requires an injury fill-in, as he’ll
likely miss his next few starts due to forearm injury.
The injury is significant for Minnesota, considering De
Vries was solid as an emergency option last season when it seemed like every
Twins’ starter was sidelined at some point. Over 16 starts for the Twins in
2012, he posted an ERA of 4.11.
Hernandez will take the mound Sunday against the Baltimore
Orioles. He was acquired by the Twins from the Chicago White Sox in exchange
for Francisco Liriano. He’s done well during his time in the minors, and
Minnesota will get a chance to see if he’s able to take the next step in the
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