Darnell has been placed on the 7-day DL at Triple-A Rochester with a sore left shoulder, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Darnell auditioned as a lefty reliever in spring training, but has been a starter at Triple-A. He's having a decent season with a 3.53 ERA, but his meager 4.4 K/9 reflects limited upside.
Darnell has been placed on the 7-day DL at Triple-A Rochester with a sore left shoulder, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Darnell auditioned as a lefty reliever in spring training, but has been a starter at Triple-A. He's having a decent season with a 3.53 ERA but just a 4.4 K/9.
Darnell was re-assigned to Minnesota's minor league camp, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Darnell was in competition for a bullpen role this spring. It will be interesting to see if he stays in the bullpen at Triple-A. The Twins are short on quality lefty specialists, so Darnell could work his way back to the majors this summer in that role.
Darnell was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday but he will be invited to major league spring training, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports. Darnell cleared waivers Thursday after being designated for assignment last week and he will now be sent to the Twins' Triple-A affiliate. He struggled at the major league level last season, working a 7.12 ERA across 24.0 innings, but he had strong numbers at Rochester. In fact, general manager Terry Ryan named him as a possible candidate for a back of the rotation spot on Thursday, according to Berardino.
Darnell was designated for assignment by the Twins on Friday. Darnell pitched relatively well in his stint with the Triple-A Rochester club, but couldn't replicate that success in his chances with the Twins. Following the team's addition of Mike Strong off waivers, the 26-year-old southpaw was removed from the 40-man roster to open up a spot. He will almost assuredly begin the season at Triple-A, but the question is which organization he will be with.
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