Enns cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester.
Enns was designated for assignment on May 1, but he garnered no interest on the waiver wire after his middling start to the season with the Red Wings (4.50 ERA, 11:11 K:BB in 20 innings pitched). He'll continue to serve as organizational depth moving forward.
The Twins needed a 40-man roster spot for Gregorio Petit to join the big-league club, and Enns wound up being the roster casualty. The southpaw appeared in the big leagues last season, but in four starts at Triple-A this year, he produced a 4.50 ERA and walked as many batters as he struck out. He'll now be exposed to waivers, but he poses as more of an organizational depth piece wherever he winds up.
Enns was one of six Twins sent back to minor-league camp Wednesday, with fellow pitcher Felix Jorge also set to join him in Rochester to begin the campaign. With the Twins bolstering their rotation depth earlier this spring with the acquisition of Jake Odorizzi and Ervin Santana (finger) on the mend, Enns, who appeared in two games (one start) with the big club last season, doesn't have an easy path back to Minnesota even if he excels with Rochester early on this season. At this point, Phil Hughes, Anibal Sanchez, Tyler Duffey and Aaron Slegers probably all rank ahead of Enns as back-end rotation options should injuries open up another spot on the staff.
Enns (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list and optioned to Double-A Chattanooga on Tuesday.
Enns, who landed on the disabled list Aug. 17 with shoulder inflammation, is good to go after getting through a pair of minor-league rehab outings with Triple-A Rochester. With Hector Santiago (back) nearing a return to the rotation and a scheduled off day Monday, the Twins decided Enns wasn't needed in the big-league rotation for the time being, opting to send him to Chattanooga to pitch in the minor-league playoffs instead. He'll remain an option to start for the Twins in September should an opportunity arise.
Enns (shoulder) will make a two-inning rehab start with Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.
Enns will be on a strict pitch count, and will only throw around 30-to-35 pitches during his first game back on a mound since Aug. 15. The left-hander was able to toss a bullpen this past Sunday after receiving a cortisone injection, and hasn't experienced any shoulder problems since. He will be reevaluated following Friday's outing.
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|2012||ASX-Staten Island Yankee||2||0||2.11||22||0||0||0||0||42.2||34||10||10||0||0||15||33|
|2017||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||0||1||2.31||3||1||1||0||1||11.2||13||3||3||2||0||4||9|
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