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Fri, May 27 @ 8:10 pm ET
vs Kansas City Royals (15-28)
  • Target Field
  • MIN -180, O/U 8.5
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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
27-18 7-3 L2
22-22 5-5 L1
18-23 3-7 L3
16-28 5-5 W2
15-28 3-7 W1

2022 Pitching

STATS IP
Innings Pitched
W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 17.1 1 0 1.04 8 4

Top Devin Smeltzer News

  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Let down by bullpen Thursday

    Smeltzer did not factor in the decision against Kansas City on Thursday despite pitching seven scoreless innings during which he allowed two hits and one walk while striking out six.

    Smeltzer was dominant and efficient in his seven frames, throwing just 80 pitches and preventing any runners from reach second base. He was in line for the win upon his departure but had to settle for a no-decision after Tyler Duffey surrendered three eighth-inning runs to take the loss. This was Smeltzer's third start of the campaign, and he has allowed a combined two runs over 17.1 innings for a sparkling 1.04 ERA. He's currently up in place of Joe Ryan (COVID-19), but it wouldn't be surprising if Minnesota finds a way to keep him in the rotation based on how well he's pitched so far.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Called up, starting Thursday

    The Twins recalled Smeltzer from Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday.

    The southpaw started Friday's game against the Royals but was sent down afterward. However, he'll rejoin the major-league club after Joe Ryan (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday. Smeltzer will step in to take Ryan's place as the scheduled starter for Thursday's game against the Royals. Over Smeltzer's first two big-league starts in 2022, he's posted a 1.74 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 10.1 innings.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Sent down following start

    Smeltzer was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul following Friday's game against the Royals, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Smeltzer made his second start of the season Friday and picked up his first win of 2022 while allowing a run on five hits and a walk in 5.1 innings. While the southpaw will likely be an option to rejoin the Twins' rotation at some point, he'll be sent down following his effective outing.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Secures first win

    Smeltzer (1-0) allowed one run on five hits and a walk over 5.1 frames while earning a win over the Royals on Friday.

    Smeltzer allowed a run in the first inning and looked dominant for the rest of his outing. He tossed 47 of 74 pitches for strikes but he failed to record a strikeout. The 26-year-old has given up two runs through 10.1 in two MLB starts this season. Smeltzer is currently projected for a rematch with the Royals at home next week.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Starting again Friday

    Smeltzer is scheduled to start Friday's game against the Royals, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The 26-year-old was called up for a spot start last Saturday and will receive another turn through the rotation after giving up one run on three hits with two strikeouts and two walks over five innings. Smeltzer and Josh Winder are in competition for the No. 6 spot in the rotation -- assuming the Twins continue to use six starters -- with Chris Paddack (elbow) out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Solid in spot start

    Smeltzer pitched five innings against Cleveland on Saturday, allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out two. He did not factor in the decision.

    Smeltzer was called up from Triple-A St. Paul earlier in the day to make the start against the Guardians. The left-handed hurler held his own with five innings of one-run ball, pitching to contact but allowing only one extra-base hit. This was Smeltzer's first big-league start since 2020, as he missed most of last season with a left elbow injury. It's not yet clear if he'll get another turn in the rotation.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Contract selected ahead of start

    Smeltzer's contract was selected by the Twins prior to Saturday's start against the Guardians.

    Smeltzer has made five starts for Triple-A St. Paul this season and has logged a 3.86 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 21 innings. The southpaw will make his 2022 debut during Saturday's game at Target Field while also drawing his first start since Aug. 7, 2020. Since Bailey Ober (groin) and Dylan Bundy (illness) will likely be able to return soon, Smeltzer will likely head back to St. Paul following Saturday's start.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: In line for spot start

    The Twins will call up Smeltzer from Triple-A St. Paul to start Saturday's game against the Guardians in Minnesota, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    He'll be making his first MLB start since Aug. 7, 2020, after he was sidelined for the majority of the 2021 campaign with an elbow injury. The Twins outrighted Smeltzer off the 40-man roster in November, but he stuck around in the organization and reported to St. Paul coming out of spring training. In his five starts for St. Paul this season, Smeltzer has turned in a 3.86 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 18:6 K:BB in 21 innings. Smeltzer will likely head back to the minors following Saturday's start, as the Twins should get one or both of Dylan Bundy (illness) and Bailey Ober (groin) back from the injured list next week.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Sent to minor-league camp

    The Twins reassigned Smeltzer to minor-league camp Sunday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Smeltzer's long-shot bid for the Twins' Opening Day roster likely ended when Minnesota signed Chris Archer last week to fill the fifth and final spot in its rotation. The 26-year-old lefty is expected to head to Triple-A St. Paul to begin the upcoming campaign and will remain on hand as organizational starting depth for Minnesota.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Joins Twins camp as NRI

    Smeltzer (elbow) reported to the Twins' big-league camp Sunday as a non-roster invitee, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    After being outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster in November, Smeltzer joined Minnesota's minor-league camp before the lockout ended, according to Park. The 26-year-old right-hander is healthy again after he didn't pitch after April of last year due to nerve irritation in his left elbow. Smeltzer has 19 MLB appearances (seven starts) to his name, but he's not a serious contender for a spot in Minnesota's Opening Day rotation.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Smeltzer (elbow) was outrighted to Triple-A St. Paul on Friday.

    Smeltzer sustained an elbow injury in May of 2021 and missed the remainder of the season as a result. It's not yet clear whether he'll be ready for spring training in 2022, but he'll now lose his spot on the 40-man roster.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Transferred to 60-day IL

    The Twins transferred Smeltzer (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Friday.

    The move is simply procedural, as the Twins needed a roster spot to add Saturday's starter Charlie Barnes to the 40-man roster. Smeltzer, who began a rehab assignment June 28, is still expected back from left elbow inflammation around the end of July.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Sent out on rehab

    The Twins sent Smeltzer (elbow) to their rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate Monday to begin a rehab assignment.

    Smeltzer has been on the injured list since May 12 with left elbow inflammation. Due to his long-term absence, Smeltzer will likely be in store for an extended rehab assignment across multiple minor-league affiliates before the Twins activated him from the IL.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Begins throwing

    Smeltzer (elbow) started throwing Monday but said it's difficult to plan the next steps in his rehab, MLB.com reports.

    Smeltzer went on the injured list May 12 with nerve irritation in his left elbow. While his timetable to return is uncertain, the Twins have said they do not think there is any structural damage to his elbow.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Shut down for several weeks

    Smeltzer has nerve irritation in his left elbow and will not throw for several weeks, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    The positive news is that Smeltzer's ligament appeared to be OK. Nevertheless, his absence could be lengthy. Manager Rocco Baldelli said that he hopes Smeltzer can avoid the 60-day injured list.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Out with elbow inflammation

    Smeltzer (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with left elbow inflammation, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    The 25-year-old was promoted from Triple-A last Thursday and will land on the injured list without appearing in a game during the current stint in the majors. It's unclear how long Smeltzer is expected to be sidelined.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Recalled by Minnesota

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

    Smeltzer was sent down by the Twins in late April, but he'll return to the major-league bullpen after Lewis Thorpe was optioned in a corresponding move. Smeltzer allowed one run (zero earned) on a hit and a walk while striking out three in 4.2 innings during his first relief appearance of the season.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Optioned to alternate training site

    Smeltzer was optioned to the Twins' alternate training site following Saturday's loss to the Pirates, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Smeltzer made his season debut Saturday and saved the Twins' bullpen by tossing 4.2 relief innings. He allowed one run (zero earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out three. Smeltzer will head back to the alternate training site after he spent a week on the major-league roster, and the Twins reportedly plan to call up a fresh arm ahead of Sunday's matchup.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Recalled by Minnesota

    Smeltzer was recalled by the Twins on Saturday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    Smeltzer missed out on an Opening Day roster spot after he posted a 15.75 ERA and 2.50 WHIP in four innings during three appearances (one start) this spring. He'll join the major-league pitching staff after Lewis Thorpe was sent down in a corresponding move. Smeltzer should serve as a long reliever for the Twins but could also be an option to fill in as a starter if needed.

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  • Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Misses Opening Day roster

    Smeltzer was optioned to the alternate training site Friday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The 25-year-old was in camp competing for a rotation spot but has struggled with seven runs allowed over four innings. Smeltzer primarily worked as a reliever for the Twins in 2020 and posted a 6.75 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 15:5 K:BB across 16 innings. He'll eventually join Triple-A St. Paul for the start of the minor-league season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Voorhees, NJ
Age: 26
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, L