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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|
|Elbow - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-September|
|vs Tampa Bay|| 1.1||1||0|| 6.75||0||1||2|
|vs LHB|| 25.1||0||0|| 5.68||0||7||20|
|vs RHB|| 32.1||0||0|| 4.73||0||10||27|
|Last 7 Games|
Twins activate RP Blaine Boyer; J.R. Graham goes on DL
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(8/26/15) The Twins have activated right-handed reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day disabled list. Boyer has not pitched since August 9 due to right elbow inflammation.
To make room on the roster, fellow reliever J.R. Graham was placed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation.
Twins pitcher J.R. Graham shines in spot-start on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/6/15) Twins pitcher J.R. Graham was solid in a spot-start on Saturday against the Brewers. Graham lasted four innings, allowing one run on six hits. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.
This was Graham's first career start, and he was impressive. The only run he gave up was a solo home run to Ryan Braun in the first inning. Graham was left with a no-decision in the eventual 4-2 loss.
Graham tossed 63 pitches on the afternoon, with 45 going for strikes. It is not known if Graham will make another start, or be moved back to the bullpen following Saturday's outing.
Twins' Paul Molitor: J.R. Graham likely to start Saturday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(6/5/15) Twins manager Paul Molitor told reporters that right-handed reliever J.R. Graham, a converted starter who threw 60 pitches against Toronto on Sunday, will likely make the start Saturday against Milwaukee, according to the Star Tribune.
Graham owns a 3.10 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP and 17:7 K:BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings pitched this season.
Twins P J.R. Graham pitches two scoreless innings in 4-0 loss
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(4/6/15) Twins reliever J.R. Graham pitched two scoreless innings in Monday's 4-0 loss to the Tigers. Graham walked one batter and gave up two hits, throwing 20 strikes in 31 pitches.
In 2014 with Double-A Mississippi, Graham finished with an ERA of 5.55 in 27 appearances.
Twins prospect J.R. Graham making push for bullpen role
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) Twins prospect J.R. Graham has worked an efficient spring training to say the least. Graham took over Tuesday after Brian Duensing was hit with a line drive. The bases were loaded with no outs and he managed to get out of the inning unscathed.
Manager Paul Molitor loves what the young player has done so far in camp, reports The Star Tribune.
"I loved that," Molitor said. "That kind of got my blood going the right direction."
Because he was a Rule 5 draft pick, the Twins must either keep him on the roster the entire season or offer him back to the Braves.
"If we think a guy has a ceiling, we'll take care of it, but first he has to make the club," general manager Terry Ryan said. "It's tough to carry a Rule 5 guy that doesn't contribute. We're hoping that J.R. Graham, if he does pitch well enough this spring, he could give us thoughts of carrying him."
Graham has no plans of returning to Atlanta.
"I don't want to go back," he said. "I want to stay on the team, I want to make the team. I looked at this as my opportunity. I’m planning on staying."
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/27/15||@ TB||7:10 pm||Drew Smyly|
|8/28/15||HOU||8:10 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|8/29/15||HOU||7:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|8/30/15||HOU||2:10 pm||Lance McCullers|
|9/1/15||CHW||8:10 pm||Chris Sale|
|9/2/15||CHW||8:10 pm||Carlos Rodon|
|9/3/15||CHW||1:10 pm||John Danks|
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