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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. White Sox|| 5.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||0||4|
|vs LHB|| 9.2||0||0|| 1.86||0||4||10|
|vs RHB|| 12.1||0||0|| 4.38||0||2||4|
|Last 10 Games|
Twins looking to Aaron Thompson, Ryan Pressly for long relief
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/3/15) The Twins are working without a dedicated long reliever. Tim Stauffer is on the 15-day disabled list, and the team decided to send Tommy Milone to Triple-A so he could remain a starter, instead of sending him to the bullpen.
Manager Paul Molitor said he'd mix and match pitchers in long-relief situations. Aaron Thompson got the first call, going 2 1/3 innings on Saturday. Ryan Pressly is probably next.
Pressly was promoted from Triple-A on Friday.
"Pressly is probably one of the longer guys I could use in a game right now, but it could change day to day," Molitor said, per MLB.com.
"It's all fine by me," Pressly said. "I just want to pitch and prove to them I've made some tweaks, and I'm not the same reliever that was all over the place in Spring Training. I just have to take the opportunity and run with it."
Twins P Aaron Thompson unlikely to throw Monday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/20/15) After throwing 35 pitches in Sunday's game, Twins manager Paul Molitor said pitcher Aaron Thompson will only pitch in Monday's contest at Kansas City in an emergency situation, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
In 10 1/3 innings this season, Thompson has a 0.87 ERA.
The Twins are the underdogs (+143) against the Royals.
Santana suspended for PEDs; Pelfrey joins rotation, Thompson recalled
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/3/15) Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana has been suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, which is a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced Friday.
“We were disappointed to learn of the suspension of Ervin Santana for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program," the Twins said in a statement Friday. "We fully support Major League Baseball’s policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing substances from our game. Per the protocol outlined in the Joint Drug Program, the Minnesota Twins will not comment further on this matter.”
Santana's suspension comes a day after Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino was suspended 80 games for also testing positive for Stanozolol.
The 32-year-old Santana is in his first year with the Twins after signing a four-year, $55 million contract in the offseason. He also has a $14 million team option for a fifth year.
Mike Pelfrey, who lost out on the competition for the fifth spot in the rotation, will avoid a bullpen assignment and take Santana's spot in the rotation. Reliever Aaron Thompson was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to take Santana's roster spot.
"I am very disappointed that I tested positive for a performance enhancing drug," Santana said in a statement. "I am frustrated that I can't pinpoint how the substance in question entered my body. I would never knowingly take anything illegal to enhance my performance. What I can guarantee is I never knowingly took anything illegal to enhance my performance. That's just not me, never has ben and never will."
Twins don't have roster spot for Thompson, optioned to Triple-A
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/31/15) The Twins announced Monday they optioned reliever Aaron Thompson to Triple-A Rochester. Thompson went 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA and two saves in seven relief appearances this spring.
Aaron Thompson added to Twins bullpen
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(8/30/14) The Twins purchased the contract of pitcher Aaron Thompson from Triple-A Rochester Saturday, to take Samuel Deduno's roster spot.
Thompson has not appeared in the majors since 2011, and has a 3.98 ERA in 52 innings at Rochester this season.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/15||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|5/23/15||@ CHW||4:10 pm||Chris Sale|
|5/24/15||@ CHW||2:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
|5/25/15||BOS||2:10 pm||Joe Kelly|
|5/26/15||BOS||8:10 pm||Clay Buchholz|
|5/27/15||BOS||1:10 pm||Rick Porcello|
|5/29/15||TOR||8:10 pm||Mark Buehrle|
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