Minaya (2-1) allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks while striking out two across two innings, taking the loss to the Royals on Friday. Minaya held the runner on second base in the 10th inning, but surrendered a two-run homer to Andrew Benintendi in the 11th frame to lose the game. It was the first run he allowed since Aug. 18. The 30-year-old has a 2.84 ER and 1.20 WHIP with 34 strikeouts in 31.2 innings this season.
Minaya (2-0) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and struck out two to earn the win over Houston on Friday. The only baserunner Minaya allowed came via an error with two outs in the 11th inning. The right-hander successfully recorded inning-ending outs in the 10th and 11th with two runners on each time to pick up his second win in his last five appearances. He typically hasn't seen much high-leverage work, but Minnesota had already used five relievers before he entered Friday's contest. Minaya has a 4.02 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 18:8 K:BB through 15.2 innings this year.
Minaya (1-0) allowed a hit and struck out one over a scoreless inning, earning the win Friday versus the Angels. Minnesota pulled ahead in the bottom of the eighth inning after Minaya kept the deficit to one run on his watch. The right-hander picked up his first win since 2018 when Taylor Rogers converted the save. Minaya has a 3.24 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 6:3 K:BB across 8.1 innings in six appearances this year. He's most likely to see low-leverage work.
The Twins selected Minaya's contract from Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The righty posted a 4.26 ERA in 6.1 innings with Minnesota before being designated for assignment June 5. Minaya has impressed at Triple-A, as shown by his 3.41 ERA in 29 relief innings. He'll join a bullpen that's currently without Danny Coulombe (paternity) and Derek Law (shoulder).
The Twins outrighted Minaya to Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday after he cleared waivers, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Minnesota designated Minaya for assignment over the weekend after he posted a 4.26 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 6.1 innings out of the big-league bullpen. The 30-year-old right-hander will continue to work in a relief role as he moves down to St. Paul.
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