Pressly has a 2.28 ERA and 0.76 WHIP with 21 strikeouts across 23.2 innings since the start of June. Pressly struggled mightily in the first two months of the season with 19 runs allowed over 18 innings, but has put up some impressive numbers since. The 28-year-old has a 2-2 record with eight holds and a solid 44:9 K:BB for the season, but still only sees high-leverage work on an infrequent basis.
Pressly was promoted to Minnesota prior to its doubleheader against the Royals on Saturday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports. Pressly is bound for another appearance with the Twins, as the 28-year-old makes yet another trip to the big leagues this season. In 22 innings of work at the major-league level, Pressly holds an ERA of 8.18 despite a decent 26:8 K:BB. Besides a few poor outings, Pressly has held his own, which is why the Twins are calling on his relief capabilities for extra bullpen depth before their doubleheader.
Pressly was optioned to Triple-A Rochester. After a terrible start to the season (9.50 ERA), Pressly made some progress when called up earlier this month by giving up just one run in four innings over two appearances. He'll likely be called up to the majors again soon as the Twins continue to shuffle their bullpen.
Pressly will be called up for Tuesday's game against Seattle, Darren Wolfson of KSTP reports. The Twins' bullpen needs reinforcements after Adalberto Mejia lasted just 3.2 innings in Monday's loss. Pressly was terrible in the first two months of the season, as he posted a 9.50 ERA and 1.61 WHIP and was done in by five home runs. Still, he gives the Twins a veteran arm in the bullpen, and more importantly, a fresh one.
Pressly was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Pressly is in a major funk recently, as the 28-year-old has allowed seven runs on four hits (two home runs) while recording just one out over his last two appearances. He also walked two and struck out none over that time, but had a 23:7 K:BB through the prior 18 innings. He'll head back to Rochester to work out some kinks, and if Pressly is able to reduce his contact rate there, he should see another shot with the big club this season. The Twins are expected to announce a roster move ahead of Thursday's series opener against the Angels.
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