Since being sent back down to Triple-A following a two-game stint in the Major Leagues, Twins right-hander Alex Meyer has had some struggles pitching out of the bullpen for Rochester. In the four games since his return to the Red Wings, Meyer owns a 7.11 ERA through 12 1/3 innings of work. The Twin's top pitching prospect has struggled pretty much all season, as his 5.31 ERA in the minors would attest to. Meyer is making the conversion from starter to being a full-time reliever for the first time in his young career.
The Twins have optioned right-hander Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester, following Friday's 3-2 loss to the Royals. Meyer, who made two appearances last week in his first taste of the big leagues, will remain in the bullpen with Rochester. Meyer's demotion clears a roster spot for Ervin Santana, who will be returning from a suspension on Saturday, according to MLB.com.
Twins pitcher Alex Meyer managed to strand two runners in a first-inning relief appearance on Friday, but his MLB debut went downhill from there. Meyer allowed a walk, a single and two home runs in the second inning, giving up four runs in 1 2/3 innings. He struck out two batters.
The Twins announced Thursday they will recall pitcher Alex Meyer from Triple-A Rochester prior to Friday's game at Milwaukee. Meyer was converted to a reliever in late May after struggling as a starter to begin the season. The right-hander, who is considered a top-100 prospect by MLB.com (No. 29) and Baseball America (No. 62), has thrived since moving to a relief role. He's allowed just one earned run in 17 relief innings (0.53 ERA).
Twins starting pitcher prospect Alex Meyer is being moved to the bullpen at Triple-A Rochester, according to the Pioneer Press. Tyler Duffey is taking his spot in the rotation at Rochester. Meyer, who was competing for a spot in the Twins' rotation this spring, has struggled to begin the year at Triple-A. He is 2-3 with a 7.09 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in eight starts. He has 41 strikeouts and 24 walks in 39 1/3 innings. The right-hander is considered a top-100 prospect by MLB.com (No. 29) and Baseball America (No. 62).