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|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City|| 3.1||0||0|| 2.70||0||2||2|
|vs LHB|| 15.2||0||0|| 2.87||0||3||11|
|vs RHB|| 21.1||0||0|| 2.95||0||8||17|
|Last 10 Games|
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."
Twins select Braves pitcher J.R. Graham in Rule 5 draft
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/11/14) The Twins selected Braves pitcher J.R. Graham in Thursday's Rule 5 draft.
The 2011 fourth-round pick went 1-5 with a 5.55 ERA in 27 appearances (19 starts) for Double-A Mississippi in 2014. The former top-100 prospect is 19-12 with a 3.37 ERA over four minor-league seasons.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/4/15||@ KC||7:15 pm||Joe Blanton|
|7/5/15||@ KC||2:10 pm||Danny Duffy|
|7/6/15||BAL||8:10 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
|7/7/15||BAL||8:10 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
|7/8/15||BAL||1:10 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|
|7/9/15||DET||8:10 pm||David Price|
|7/10/15||DET||8:10 pm||Justin Verlander|
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