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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||85.00||4.00||7.00||0.00||4.66||1.40||50.00||28.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland|| 5.0||0||0|| 1.80||0||4||2|
|vs LHB|| 7.2||0||0|| 3.52||0||5||4|
|vs RHB|| 2.1||0||0|| 7.71||0||0||0|
|Last 10 Games|
Twins general manager expects pitcher Mike Pelfrey to be better
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(2:12 pm ET) Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey is off to a slow start in 2015 and general manager Terry Ryan said he expects better from his right hander, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.|
"He can do better. We expect him to do better," Ryan said. "I wasn't worried about his pace. I was worried about him putting away hitters."
In two starts this season, Pelrey has allowed five earned runs in 10 innings (4.50 ERA) with four strike outs and five walks.
Twins starter Mike Pelfrey allow one run over five innings for no decision
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/17/15) Twins starter Mike Pelfrey took a no decision on against the Indians on Friday, allowing one run in five innings of work.|
Pelfrey's next start is Wednesday in Kansas City.
Twins' Mike Pelfrey serves up two HRs in loss to White Sox
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/11/15) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey surrendered a pair of home runs and was unable to factor into the decision Saturday afternoon against the White Sox.
Pelfrey (0-1) was unable to preserve an early four-run advantage, serving up homers to Adam LaRoche in the second and Geovany Soto in the fourth. He was charged with four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out one over five innings of a 5-4 defeat. Of his 81 pitches, 53 were strikes.
Pelfrey, who owns a 7.20 ERA after his first start of the season, will look to get back on track Friday at home against Cleveland. He permitted three runs over 5 1/3 innings of work last season against the Indians.
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."
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/19/15||CLE||2:10 pm||T.J. House|
|4/20/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|4/21/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|
|4/22/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|4/24/15||@ SEA||10:10 pm||J.A. Happ|
|4/25/15||@ SEA||9:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|4/26/15||@ SEA||4:10 pm||James Paxton|
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