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Top Lewis Thorpe News

  • Lewis Thorpe: Finds work in independent ranks

    Thorpe signed a one-year contract Thursday with the Kansas City Monarchs of the independent American Association of Professional Baseball.

    After being released by the Twins in April, the 26-year-old lefty will head to the independent ranks to continue his career. He saw big-league action with Minnesota in parts of each of the last three seasons, logging a 5.76 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 47:27 K:BB across 59.1 innings.

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  • Lewis Thorpe: Released by Twins

    Thorpe was released by the Twins on Thursday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins

    Thorpe began the season at Triple-A St. Paul and gave up eight runs in 1.2 innings. He was once regarded as a strong prospect in the Twins' system, and he made 24 appearances (seven starts) for Minnesota across the past three seasons. However, he'll now be free to seek out other opportunities.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Outrighted to Triple-A

    The Twins outrighted Thorpe to Triple-A St. Paul on Monday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Thorpe was attempting to secure a spot in Minnesota's Opening Day bullpen, but he didn't end up making the cut. The move makes room on the Opening Day roster for Chris Archer, who signed a one-year deal Monday. Thorpe was limited to 38 innings between the majors and minors last season due to shoulder issues, but the move to the bullpen could help with his availability.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Moving to bullpen

    Thorpe (shoulder) will move to the bullpen and work as a reliever this season, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Thorpe appeared in just 11 games last season between Triple-A and the majors (32.1 innings combined) mostly due to a shoulder injury. However, he is healthy as spring training begins. Given his injury concerns, he may work better in shorter outings. He has some upside despite his struggles the past two seasons, as he showed promise at Triple-A in 2019 by striking out 29.5% of batters while walking just 6.2%.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Shifts to 60-day injured list

    Thorpe (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    Thorpe has been out since mid-August with a strained left shoulder. The transaction confirms that he won't return this season, so he'll end the year with a 4.70 ERA in four starts and one relief appearance at the big-league level.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Rejoining rotation Wednesday

    Thorpe will be promoted from Triple-A St. Paul to start Wednesday's game against Cleveland, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Thorpe spent two months on the minor-league injured list with a shoulder strain before returning to St. Paul's rotation Aug. 8, and he'll make his way back to the majors after giving up one run over 5.2 innings during his most recent outing. The 25-year-old started four contests for Minnesota during April and May and pitched reasonably well with a 3.86 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 5:4 K:BB across 14 innings. He should receive a look down the stretch with the Twins not in playoff contention.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Lands on IL

    Thorpe was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left shoulder strain, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Thorpe will miss at least one start and presumably more after exiting Wednesday's game against Cleveland. Entering his start, the lefty had posted a 3.86 ERA and 5:4 K:BB in 14 innings with the Twins this season. The team has yet to announce a corresponding move.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Exits with left shoulder soreness

    Thorpe was removed from his start Wednesday against Cleveland due to left shoulder soreness, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Thorpe made his first major-league appearance since mid-May as the starter in Wednesday's matchup, but he was visited by a trainer and exited the game in the top of the second inning. The southpaw allowed two runs on a hit and three walks while striking out one in 1.1 innings prior to his departure, and it's not yet clear when he'll be able to return.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Recalled prior to start

    Thorpe was recalled from Triple-A St. Paul ahead of Wednesday's start against Cleveland, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Thorpe hasn't pitched in the majors since mid-May, and he missed two months due to a shoulder strain before he rejoined the rotation at Triple-A St. Paul on Aug. 8. He allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six in 8.1 innings during his two most recent starts in the minors, but he has a chance to maintain a spot in the rotation if Michael Pineda (oblique) misses extended time.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Slated to start Sunday

    Thorpe (shoulder) is scheduled to start Sunday's game for Triple-A St. Paul, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Thorpe has been on the injured list for just over a month due to a left shoulder strain, but he recently made two rehab appearances for the rookie-league Florida Coast League affiliate. During those outings, he allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out seven in 5.2 innings.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Begins rehab assignment

    Thorpe (shoulder) gave up two runs Tuesday over 2.2 innings for the FCL Twins with three strikeouts and no walks during his first rehab appearance.

    Thorpe has been out since early June with a strained left shoulder. He could return to the majors later this summer when back to full speed and afforded a chance in the rotation as Minnesota looks toward 2022.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Out with shoulder strain

    Thorpe landed on the minor-league injured list with a strained left shoulder Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Thorpe has made three starts and one relief appearance at the big-league level this season, posting a 3.86 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 14 innings of work. It's not clear exactly when he'll be able to get back on the mound.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Twins optioned Thorpe to Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday.

    As anticipated, the 27th man from Thursday's doubleheader against the Angels returns to Triple-A. Thorpe was pinned with a loss in Game 1 of the doubleheader large in part to three unearned runs, and his respectable 3.86 ERA this season across four big-league appearances suggests the potential for a return to the Twins' roster at some point.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Handed loss Thursday

    Thorpe (0-2) allowed four runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks over four innings in a loss to the Angels in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader. He struck out none.

    Thorpe was called up as the 27th man for the doubleheader. He's posted a 3.86 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 5:4 K:BB across 14 innings in four appearances (three starts) this season. He's likely to return to Triple-A St. Paul after Thursday's twin bill.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Slated to start Thursday

    Thorpe will start Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Angels on Thursday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Thorpe was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on May 6, but he'll return to the Twins as the 27th man for Thursday's twin bill. The left-hander has made three appearances (two starts) in the majors this year and posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 10 innings during that time.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Takes loss Wednesday

    Thorpe (0-1) allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out two across five innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Thorpe was recalled by the Twins on Wednesday for his fifth career start and second of the season. Though he induced only five swinging strikes on 80 total pitches, he held the Rangers without an extra-base hit to keep the Twins in the game. It's unclear what the team's future plans for Thorpe are in terms of usage, though it would likely take Minnesota shifting to a six-man rotation for him to remain the starter.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Optioned to Triple-A

    Thorpe was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Thursday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Thorpe started Wednesday's game against the Rangers and was charged with the loss after he allowed three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out two in five innings. The lefty will now head to the minors but could return to the major-league roster at some point as a spot starter or as a bullpen arm.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Officially recalled by Twins

    Thorpe was recalled by the Twins on Wednesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Thorpe will start Wednesday's game against the Rangers, so his promotion to the majors was expected. Thorpe has made two appearances (one start) this year and has posted a 3.60 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in five innings. It's not yet clear whether the Twins will briefly utilize a six-man rotation going forward.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Starting Wednesday vs. Texas

    Thorpe will be recalled to start Wednesday against the Rangers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    It's unclear whether the Twins will briefly go with a six-man rotation, as Matt Shoemaker may have pitched his way out of the rotation mix. Texas has an 89 wRC+ against lefties this season, so it's a favorable spot for Thorpe at home. That said, he has a 6.48 ERA in 16.2 career innings as a big-league starter.

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  • Twins' Lewis Thorpe: Up as 27th man

    Thorpe will be the 27th man for Tuesday's doubleheader in Oakland, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    If the Twins need a mop-up man to handle bulk innings out of the bullpen during this twin bill, Thorpe will be the top option. He will be sent back down following the conclusion of Game 2.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 160 lbs
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Age: 26
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, L