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Top Jordan Balazovic News

  • Twins' Jordan Balazovic: Active for Triple-A St. Paul

    Balazovic (knee) was activated off the 7-day injured list for Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    Balazovic missed the start of the year with a strained left knee. He made a single two-inning rehab start for Single-A Fort Myers on Sunday and wasn't particularly good, giving up four runs, but he'll nonetheless head to the Triple-A level to continue building up his workload.

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  • Twins' Jordan Balazovic: Begins rehab stint

    Balazovic (knee) gave up four runs over two innings Sunday for Single-A Fort Myers in a rehab start.

    Balazovic is on the IL at Triple-A with a left knee strain. It's not clear how many rehab outings he'll need before joining Triple-A, but at least this this shows his knee issue isn't a long-term injury.

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  • Twins' Jordan Balazovic: Begins Triple-A season on IL

    Balazovic will begin the season the 7-day IL at Triple-A St. Paul with a left knee strain, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    It's not clear how long Balazovic will be out. He suffered a back injury in spring training last year that delayed the start to his 2021 season to June. He then had a solid season at Double-A with a 3.62 ERA, 9.5 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 in 20 starts. If he can stay healthy, Balazovic has a chance to join the Minnesota rotation early in the season.

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  • Twins' Jordan Balazovic: Moved to Triple-A

    The Twins optioned Balazovic to Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Balazovic was one of six pitchers optioned to minor-league camp as the Twins made their first round of cuts. The 23-year-old right-hander will move up a level to begin the 2022 campaign after he turned in a 3.62 ERA and 102:38 K:BB in 97 innings at Double-A Wichita in 2021.

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  • Twins' Jordan Balazovic: Sharp in season debut

    Balazovic (back) struck out five batters with two walks over 3.1 scoreless innings Saturday for Double-A Wichita in his 2021 debut.

    Balazovic suffered a back injury during spring training that forced him to begin the minor-league season on the injured list. He likely had a limited workload in his first start as a result. The Twins' top pitching prospect also didn't get much work last summer as he was a late addition to the team's alternate training camp, so the Twins may keep him at one level for the full summer.

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  • Twins' Jordan Balazovic: Nearing return

    Balazovic (back) is expected to be activated from the 7-day injured list to start for Double-A Wichita at some point this upcoming weekend, Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul reports.

    Balazovic suffered a back injury during spring training that forced him to begin the minor-league season on the injured list. However, after remaining sidelined throughout the month of May, the right-hander is on track to take the ball this weekend for Wichita.

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  • Twins' Jordan Balazovic: Out with back injury

    Balazovic will begin the season on the inured list at Double-A Wichita as he works his way back from a back injury he suffered in spring training, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    The Twins' top pitching prospect didn't get much work last summer as he was a late addition to the team's alternate training camp, and he will now have his return to minor-league action delayed.

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  • Twins' Jordan Balazovic: Sent to minors

    The Twins optioned Balazovic to their minor-league camp Sunday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Along with Balazovic, fellow pitchers Dakota Chalmers, Jhoan Duran and Bailey Ober were also optioned as Minnesota made its first cuts of spring training. One of the Twins' top pitching prospects, Balazovic is expected to open the season at either Double-A Wichita or Triple-A St. Paul.

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  • Twins' Jordan Balazovic: Shielded from Rule 5 draft

    Balazovic's contract was purchased by the Twins on Friday.

    The Twins' top pitching prospect was a lock to be shielded from the Rule 5 draft by getting added to the 40-man roster. He was a late addition to the team's alternate training site this summer, so he didn't get as much developmental time as some of the team's other pitching prospects. Even so, he is ready for an assignment to Double-A or Triple-A in 2021.

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  • Twins' Jordan Balazovic: Joins 60-man player pool

    Balazovic was added to the 60-man roster and assigned to the team's alternate training site in St. Paul, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    It was somewhat of a surprise that Balazovic was not included in the 60-man player pool ahead of summer camp since he was regarded as one of Minnesota's top pitching prospects. While he's unlikely to be called up to the majors, this will at least get him some work with the Twins coaching staff, which could improve his position for next season.

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  • Twins' Jordan Balazovic: Not in 60-man player pool

    Balazovic was not included in the 60-man player pool ahead of summer camp before the 2020 season begins, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Balazovic may be Minnesota's top pitching prospect, so it was surprising he wasn't added to the player pool when most of Minnesota's top hitting prospects were included. The Twins said they formed their player pool with a focus on winning this season, so they may not have emphasized pitching prospects.

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  • Twins' Jordan Balazovic: Moves up to Double-A

    The Twins promoted Balazovic from High-A Fort Myers to Double-A Pensacola on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

    The 20-year-old right-hander will aid the Blue Wahoos during their postseason run after turning in a stellar season between Fort Myers and Low-A Cedar Rapids. He earned a promotion to the Florida State League after just four starts with Cedar Rapids and didn't see his productivity wane at the higher level, posting a 2.84 ERA to go with a 96:21 K:BB in 73 innings. The 2016 fifth-round pick will likely open the 2020 campaign as a full-time member of the Pensacola rotation.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Mississauga, ON
Age: 23
Bats/Throws: R, R