Pino agreed to a minor league contract with the Twins on Tuesday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. The right-hander most recently pitched in Korea, struggling to the tune of a 7.15 ERA over 39.0 innings, while posting a 23/15 K/BB ratio to go with it. He pitched with the Twins back in 2014, but posted a 5.07 ERA across 60.1 innings. The 33-year-old will likely provide organization depth at reliever for the Twins.
The Royals activated pitcher Kris Medlen from the 60-day disabled list, the team announced on Monday. Medlen hasn't pitched in the majors this year as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. He'll be in uniform for Monday's game. To make room on the roster, the team optioned pitcher Yohan Pino to Triple-A Omaha.
The Royals recalled pitcher Yohan Pino from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday. To clear a roster spot, reliever Brandon Finnegan was optioned to Triple-A.
The Royals recalled RHP Aaron Brooks from Triple-A Omaha, the team announced on Saturday. Brooks is 4-3 with a 3.42 ERA at Omaha. He appeared in one game for the Royals earlier this year. To make room, the team optioned RHP Yohan Pino to Omaha. Pino was 0-2 with a 3.26 ERA for the Royals this year.
Royals pitcher Yohan Pino made his first start since August 23 of last season. Pino made six relief appearances for Kansas City this season, all before May 11. Pino dropped to 0-2 with a loss to Boston, giving up six runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked one, allowed a home run and didn't strike anyone out.