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.
Twins reliever Logan Darnell has been diagnosed with pneumonia, the Star Tribune reports. Darnell hasn't pitched for the Twins since he was called up from Triple-A on Sept. 4, and it sounds like his illness will keep him from making an appearance in September.
The Twins have announced the activation of outfielder Aaron Hicks from the disabled list and the promotion of left-hander Logan Darnell from Triple-A Rochester. Hicks spent the minimum amount of time on the DL with a strained hamstring. He will try to break a 3-for-30 skid upon his return. Darnell has shined in the minors this season, and particularly since moving into a starting role. He is 5-1 with a 2.78 ERA.
Twins pitcher Logan Darnell wasn't a factor into the decision in Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday night against the White Sox. He was charged with four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and two walks while striking out five over 4 1/3 innings of work. Darnell owns a 8.14 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP over 21 innings of work this season. His next start has not been determined.
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