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Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Optioned to Triple-A
Smeltzer was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Sunday.
Smeltzer will return to Triple-A after serving as the Twins' fifth starter since late May. The 26-year-old owns a 4.02 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season over 12 starts, but over his last three outings he's produced a far less ideal 8.76 ERA and 2.03 WHIP. Smeltzer was moved in order to open a roster spot for Chris Archer (hip), who was activated from the 15-day injured list Sunday. Minnesota won't need a fifth starter again until the first week of August, at which point Smeltzer will likely be called up from St. Paul.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Goes three innings in no-decision
Smeltzer didn't factor into the decision during Friday's 6-2 defeat at the hands of the White Sox, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks with one strikeout in three innings.
Smeltzer permitted both runs on four baserunners in the first inning but was able to prevent Chicago from scoring over the next two frames. Manager Rocco Baldelli opted to remove the 26-year-old with the top of Chicago's order due up for a third time despite having tossed only 67 pitches -- his second lowest total in 12 turns. Smeltzer concludes the first half with a 4.02 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with 37 strikeouts in 62.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Allows seven runs
Smeltzer did not factor into the decision Saturday against the Rangers, allowing seven runs on eight hits while striking out two and walking three across 3.1 innings.
Smeltzer had two rough innings Saturday, allowing three runs in the second inning and four runs in the fourth before being pulled. All seven of the runs Smeltzer allowed came on home runs. The lefty threw 50 of 81 pitches for strikes across 3.1 frames. It was arguably his worst outing of the year and ballooned his ERA to 3.92. Smeltzer has given up six home runs over his past two starts.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Gives up three homers in loss
Smeltzer (4-2) gave up three earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three over six innings to take the loss in a 3-1 defeat to the Orioles on Sunday.
Despite pitching a quality start, Smeltzer struck out only three Orioles and was done in by three solo shots to take his second loss of the year. His 85 pitches were the least that he has thrown since June 5th. The 26-year-old left-hander depends on precision control since his fastball tops out at around 90 mph. The Orioles took advantage of his lack of velocity by pouncing on a couple of 88 mph fastballs for home runs. Smeltzer is expected to take the mound Saturday at Texas.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Fans nine in no-decision
Smeltzer didn't factor into the decision in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Guardians, allowing one run on four hits over six innings. He struck out nine without walking a batter.
The southpaw established a new season high in strikeouts as he tossed 63 of 95 pitches for strikes, but Smeltzer had to settle for a no-decision as the Twins didn't get on the board until the seventh inning in an eventual 3-2 loss. The quality start was Smeltzer's fifth in nine big-league outings this season, and he sports a 2.86 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 31:11 K:BB through 50.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Bounces back for fourth win
Smeltzer (4-1) earned the win over Cleveland on Thursday, pitching six scoreless innings during which he gave up three hits and struck out three batters.
Smeltzer was pummeled for six earned runs over 4.1 frames in his worst outing of the season in his previous appearance, but he responded with one of his better performances of the campaign Thursday. This was the second time in 2022 that the left-hander tossed a scoreless outing, and he kept the ball in the park for the first time in his past four appearances. Smeltzer hasn't struck out many batters this season -- he has 22:11 K:BB over 44.1 innings -- but he has managed a solid 3.05 ERA and 1.06 WHIP while registering a 4-1 record.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Roughed up in loss
Smeltzer (3-1) allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings, taking the loss versus Arizona on Friday.
Smeltzer kept runs off the board in only the second inning, and Jordan Luplow took him deep twice in the contest. Homers have become an increasing problem for Smeltzer, who has yielded seven long balls in his last three starts after opening the campaign with no homers against in four appearances. The southpaw has a 3.52 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 19:11 K:BB across 38.1 innings overall. He's projected for a home start versus the Guardians next week.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Survives long balls for third win
Smeltzer (3-0) picked up the win in Friday's 9-4 victory over the Rays, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks over six-plus innings. He struck out three.
All three runs off Smeltzer came on a trio of solo shots, with two of them coming back-to-back to lead off the seventh inning, but the Twins had already built a 7-1 lead at that point. The quality start was the third in six outings for the southpaw, and Smeltzer sports a 2.38 ERA and 0.97 WHIP despite a poor 12.5 percent strikeout rate through 34 innings.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Yields two runs
Smeltzer allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over four innings in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays. He struck out one and did not factor in the decision.
Smeltzer got off to a poor start when George Springer launched a leadoff shot against him. The 26-year-old southpaw then kept Toronto off the board until Alejandro Kirk's solo homer in the fourth. Sunday's outing was the shortest of the year for Smeltzer and it was the first time he'd allowed a home run. He's now sporting a 1.93 ERA with a 13:6 K:BB through five starts. Smeltzer is projected to face the Rays at home next week.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Sharp in second win
Smeltzer (2-0) picked up the win in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Tigers, allowing two runs on six hits over 6.2 innings. He struck out four without walking a batter.
The soft-tossing southpaw got staked to a 6-0 lead before Detroit finally got a run across against him in the fourth inning, as Smeltzer cruised to his second straight quality start. He'll take a 1.50 ERA and 12:4 K:BB through 24 innings into his next outing as he tries to secure a permanent spot in the Twins' rotation.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Devin Smeltzer: Receiving another start
Smeltzer is scheduled to start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader in Detroit, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Smeltzer will be making his fourth start of the season with the big club and his second straight turn through the Minnesota rotation after he struck out six over seven scoreless innings Thursday against the Royals following his call-up from Triple-A St. Paul. The Twins could get Joe Ryan (illness) back from the COVID-19 injured list as soon as Tuesday, but with Sonny Gray (pectoral) exiting early in his start Sunday against Kansas City, Smeltzer may have an opportunity to stick around in the rotation beyond his upcoming outing in Detroit.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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