Smeltzer was recalled by the Twins on Saturday. Smeltzer has been in the big leagues for the majority of the season but hasn't exactly impressed, posting a 6.75 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP in 16 innings of work. He could get at least one more chance to improve on those numbers and try to earn a place on the playoff roster during the final two days of the season. Edwar Colina was optioned in a corresponding move.
Smeltzer was optioned to Minnesota's alternate training site on Monday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports. Smeltzer has struggled in seven appearances this season, accruing a 6.75 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with a 15:5 K:BB over 16 frames. Travis Blankenhorn was called up in a corresponding move.
Smeltzer was recalled from Minnesota's alternate training site in St. Paul on Friday and added to the 28-man roster. Smeltzer has thrown 16 innings for the Twins this season, making one start and six relief appearances, but he struggled with a 6.75 ERA. With five healthy starters in the rotation and Jake Odorizzi nearing a return, Smeltzer will be used more in middle and long relief than a starter or primary pitcher.
Smeltzer was optioned to the Twins' alternate training site Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Smeltzer has thrown 16 innings for the Twins this season, making one start and six relief appearances. His 6.75 ERA and 1.50 WHIP are both rather unimpressive. Cody Stashak (back) returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Smeltzer gave up two runs on three hits in Sunday's 5-4 win over Kansas City. He struck out one and did not issue a walk. Smeltzer followed Matt Wilser again, but his outing was not nearly as successful as his previous one. A hit-by-pitch and a pair of doubles led to two Royals runs in the third. He was able to pitch around an error and a single in the fourth but still saw his ERA grow to 6.59 on the campaign.
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