The Twins placed Stashak on the major-league injured list with a back injury Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Stashak presumably suffered the injury before being optioned to Triple-A on May 29. It's unclear how long he'll miss with the injury, and whether he'll be on the big-league roster or not once healthy.
Stashak was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
Stashak was hit hard in Friday's series opener against the Royals and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three in two relief innings. The right-hander will now return to the Triple-A club after right-hander Juan Minaya's contract was selected.
The Twins called up Stashak to the big-league roster Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The righty had been optioned to Triple-A after a three-run outing May 7, but he now returns to the Twins' bullpen. Stashak and Bailey Ober were both called up to fill the spots of Derek Law, who was DFA'd, and Shaun Anderson (quad), who was placed on the IL.
Stashak was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Stashak had pitched relatively effectively during his most recent stint on the major-league roster, but he gave up three runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three in one inning during Friday's win over the Tigers. He'll head to Triple-A St. Paul as part of a shuffle after right-hander Derek Law's contract was selected in a corresponding move.
The Twins recalled Stashak from their alternate training site Sunday.
Minnesota optioned Devin Smeltzer to its alternate site to make room in the bullpen for Stashak, who gave up four earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 12 over his five innings with the Twins earlier this season.
Stashak was sent to the alternate training site Thursday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Stashak's 12 strikeouts over five innings stand out, but he's also posted a 7.20 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in that span. Shaun Anderson will take his place in the bullpen.
Stashak has won a spot on Minnesota's 26-man roster for Opening Day.
Stashak threw a scoreless inning in Monday's spring outing, but otherwise had a rough spring with a 6.75 ERA and six strikeouts and three walks in eight innings. However, Stashak was productive with a 17:3 K:BB last season, improving his strikeout rate to 33 percent, albeit in a small sample of 15 innings. Stashak has mediocre fastball velocity (91.9 mph), but his pinpoint control and effective slider help keep hitters off balance. If he can maintain the improvements from a short 2020 season, Stashak's prominence in the Minnesota bullpen could rise.
Stashak looks likely to win a bullpen job with Devin Smeltzer and Shaun Anderson optioned to the team's alternate training site, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He threw a scoreless inning with a walk in Friday's spring training loss to Atlanta.
Not that Stashak's spot in the bullpen was really in doubt, but the pitching staff is starting to come into focus. He got off to a slow start this spring and has a 7.20 ERA, albeit with four strikeouts in five innings. Stashak has mediocre velocity (91.9 mph fastball), but his pinpoint control and effective slider help keep hitters off balance. His 15.2 percent swinging-strike rate was 23rd best among all pitchers with 10 or more innings pitched last season. If he can maintain the improvements from a short 2020 season, Stashak's prominence in the Minnesota bullpen could rise.
Stashak (1-0) pitched 2.1 perfect innings in relief of Jake Odorizzi (finger) to earn the win in Wednesday's game versus the White Sox.
Stashak recorded two strikeouts in the appearance. His performance was the start of 5.1 perfect innings of relief by three Twins relievers. Through 11.2 innings this season, Stashak has a 3.09 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 15 strikeouts and four holds.
Stashak (back) was activated off the injured list Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Stashak will wind up missing nearly a month with lower-back inflammation. He posted a 3.86 ERA and a 10:2 K:BB in seven innings prior to suffering the injury. Devin Smeltzer was optioned in a corresponding move.
Stashak (back) is improving and is expected to throw a bullpen session soon, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Stashak has already served the minimum 10 days on the injured list, but his lower-back inflammation doesn't seem likely to keep him out for too much longer. The righty posted a 3.86 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a 10:2 K:BB over seven innings prior to suffering the injury.
Stashak (back) is unlikely to return from the 10-day injured list when he's first eligible, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Stashak has been on the 10-day injured list with lower back inflammation since Thursday, but manager Rocco Baldelli said that the first few days of his recovery were focused on rest. As a result, he hasn't been able to ramp up significantly yet and should require longer than 10 days on the shelf. The team hasn't announced a timetable for his return yet.
Stashak was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with lower-back inflammation.
Stashak has made six appearances out of the Twins' bullpen to begin the season, and he's had scoreless outings in five of the six stat lines. However, a lower-back issue apparently flared up during his last game. The transaction is retroactive to Wednesday, but it's unclear whether the right-hander will have to spend more than the minimum of 10 days on the injured list.
Stashak has made Minnesota's 30-man Opening Day roster, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Stashak missed the first several days of summer camp after the birth of his first child, but is on track to be ready for the start of the season. Stashak's 17.1% swinging-strike rate last season was 15th best among all pitchers with 20 or more innings pitched. He will have to improve against left-handed batters to earn a higher-leverage role (.844 OPS vs. lefties). In the meantime, Stashak should find steady work in middle relief for the Twins.
Stashak (personal) has reported to the Twins' camp and was cleared to join workouts Tuesday, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Stashak missed the first several days of camp after the birth of his first child, but he arrived at camp, and his presence at workouts signals that his intake testing for COVID-19 went smoothly. Whether his brief absence will impact his availability for the start of the regular season remains to be seen, but the right-hander should have a steady role in the Twins' bullpen in 2020.
Stashak did not report to summer camp Friday because his wife recently gave birth to their first child, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
It's not clear when he'll report, but it's not thought it will impact his availability for the start of the regular season. Stashak should have a steady role in Minnesota's bullpen and could be used earlier in games initially if the Twins ease their starters into action.
Stashak will open Saturday's game against the Royals, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Stashak is in line to toss the first inning or two before handing the ball to a bulk reliever. He hasn't allowed a run in five straight appearances.
Stashak was recalled from Triple-A Rochester ahead of Saturday's matchup against the Tigers, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Ryne Harper was sent down to Rochester in a corresponding move. Stashak will begin his third stint with the Twins and has posted a 5-0 record with a 1.44 ERA over 14 appearances this season at Triple-A. The 25-year-old right-hander has allowed five earned runs with a 9:0 K:BB across 8.1 innings in the majors. Stashak will attempt to provide depth to a Twins bullpen that owns a 4.40 ERA, which ranks 13th in the league.
Stashak was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Stashak's latest stint in the big leagues didn't last long, as he made just one appearance after being promoted Friday. He fired a scoreless two-thirds of an inning against Cleveland on Sunday. Sam Dyson (biceps) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Stashak was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.
Stashak was optioned to Rochester on Wednesday but makes a quick return to the majors with Nelson Cruz (wrist) landing on the injured list. The 25-year-old has allowed five runs on 13 hits with a 9:0 K:BB over 7.2 major-league innings this season.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/28||vs KC||L 3-8||2.0||3||2||1||3|
|05/20||@ LAA||L 1-7||1.0||1||0||0||2|
|05/18||vs CHW||W 5-4||2.0||0||0||2||2|
|05/07||@ DET||W 7-3||1.0||3||3||1||3|
|05/05||vs TEX||L 1-3||1.0||0||0||1||0|
|05/03||vs TEX||W 6-5||1.0||1||0||1||1|
|05/01||vs KC||L 3-11||1.2||0||0||0||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2016||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||16.2||3||3||0||2||0||0||10||3||13||0.56||0.988|
|2016||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||105.1||18||17||0||8||5||1||80||30||90||3.17||1.142|
|2017||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||83.1||16||16||0||3||4||0||72||20||72||3.90||1.107|
|2018||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||4.0||2||0||0||1||0||0||5||2||2||4.50||1.000|
|2019||AAX-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||28.1||19||0||0||2||3||4||40||5||28||4.80||1.174|
|2019||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||25.0||14||2||0||5||0||0||34||4||17||1.44||0.840|