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66 Alex Meyer SP
Height/Weight: 6-9/220 | Birthdate: 1/3/1990 | Birthplace: Greensburg, IN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 14/0 | Average Draft Position: 234.58
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Alex Meyer dealing with late-season shoulder injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Twins starting pitcher prospect Alex Meyer was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Rochester due to shoulder inflammation, according to the Democrat & Chronicle.

Meyer is 7-7 with a 3.52 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 27 starts for Rochester. He is striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings, but is also walking 4.4 batters per nine innings.


Alex Meyer continues to bounce back


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer has continued to bounce back after a rough stretch.

Meyer has now just two earned runs over his last three starts. Prior to this stretch, Meyer had given up nine runs over two starts. Meyer tossed six innings Wednesday, striking out eight and walked three. He gave up three hits. Meyer has posted a 3.31 ERA in 10 games. 


Alex Meyer has success with new grip on changeup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Twins starting pitcher prospect Alex Meyer tied a career high with 11 strikeouts Wednesday during a no-decision for Triple-A Rochester. He allowed three hits and three walks in 6 2/3 scoreless innings.

Meyer attributed his success Wednesday to a new grip on his changeup. Instead of throwing a circle changeup, Meyer threw a three-finger changeup. Rochester catcher Dan Rohlfing has urged Meyer to throw his changeup more often.

"It was something I had been working on, and he made me feel confident in it," Meyer said of the pitch, per MLB.com. "I was getting pretty good sink on it. It was moving a little bit. It was coming out of my hand well. I can throw it at full arm speed. I don't have to slow things down. It had a little run and sink to it, and it was easier for me to command than the circle change was."

Meyer has a 3.48 ERA and .236 opponents' batting average through four starts. He has 24 strikeouts to eight walks in 20 2/3 innings.


Twins make several roster moves Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) The Twins made a slew of roster moves Sunday. The team announced pitchers Logan Darnell, Edgar IbarraBrooks Raley and Trevor May were optioned to Triple-A Rochester. 

The Twins also announced first baseman Kennys Vargas was optioned to Double-A New Britain, while infielder Jorge Polanco  and outfielder Max Kepler  were optioned to Class A Ft. Myers.

The Twins also reassigned pitchers Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros and Yohan Pino, catchers Kyle KnudsonMatt Koch  and Stuart Turner, outfielders Byron Buxton  and Chris Rahl  and infielder Miguel Sano to minor-league camp.


Alex Meyer close to MLB debut?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Twins starting pitcher prospect Alex Meyer is expected to open the season at Triple-A Rochester, but manager Ron Gardenhire is eager to see this spring how close the highly touted pitching prospect is to the majors.

"Whether he's ready for this or not, he'll tell us," Gardenhire said, per MLB.com. "I don't want any player coming into spring training thinking they don't have a chance. But he's a long shot just because he didn't pitch a lot of innings last year, and we want to make sure we do the right thing. But he has a definite chance sometime throughout the year to pitch [in the majors]."

Meyer's goal is to pitch in the majors this season.

"I'd love to," Meyer said of potentially making his debut this season. "That's obviously the goal. If I just go out there and do my job and get guys out, and get myself in that position, that's all I can do. I try not to think about it too much or put too much pressure on myself. I just want to get guys out."


Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton among 23 non-roster invitees


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) The Twins announced Thursday they invited 23 players to spring training as non-roster invitees. Among the more notable names are top prospects Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton and Alex Meyer.

Other notable names are infielder Jason Bartlett and outfielder Jason Kubel, who have played for the Twins in the past. 

The remaining list of invites include Sean Gilmartin, Matt Hoffman, Aaron Thompson, Deolis Guerra, Lester Oliveros, Yohan Pino, Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch, Dan Rohlfing, Stuart Turner, James Beresford, Doug Bernier, Deibinson Romero, Brandon Waring, Darin Mastroianni, Jermaine Mitchell, Chris Rahl and Wilkin Ramirez.


Alex Meyer doing well since returning from injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2013) Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer has tossed nine scoreless innings since he returned from his shoulder strain. 

In two starts, Meyer has allowed seven hits and notched 11 strikeouts. He's walked two batters. In 13 starts at Double-a New Britain, Meyer has a 3.21 ERA. 


Alex Meyer returning to New Britain


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2013) Twins top pitching prospect Alex Meyer will make his next start with Double-A New Britain, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports. Meyer threw Monday in a rehab outing with the Gulf Coast League Twins as his fastball touched 98 mph. 

Meyer, 23, made his last start with Double-A on June 1. He was then placed on the disabled list with a strained throwing shoulder. In 8 1/3 rehab innings at the GCL level, Meyer has 16 strikeouts with just one earned run allowed. 


Alex Meyer ready to rehab in Gulf Coast League


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2013) Twins prospect Alex Meyer, acquired in the trade that sent Denard Span to the Nationals, will make a rehab appearance with the Gulf Coast League Twins Friday, MLB.com reports. He's expected to pitch two innings. 

The right-handed starter is ranked as the club's No. 3 prospect, according to MLB.com. He's been out of action with Double-A New Britain since early June with a right shoulder strain. 


Twins prospect Alex Meyer aiming for August return


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer is aiming for an early August return from a shoulder strain that has kept him on the disabled list since June, MLB.com reports. Meyer, who posted a 3.69 ERA with 73 strikeouts in 61 innings for Double-A New Britain before the injury, is expected to pitch a game or two with the GCL Twins before returning to New Britain.

Alex Meyer expected back this year


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2013) Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer , who has a shoulder injury, is expected to return before the end of the minor league season, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports Monday. This news comes from Meyer's agent, Scott Boras.

"I spoke to (general manager) Terry (Ryan) about Alex," Boras said. "They're doing the appropriate things, examining him, resting him. We have not heard anything that suggests that he wouldn't be back (by season's end)."

The Twins are taking things slowly with Meyer. He has been out since early June.

Alex Meyer begins rehab


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2013) Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer will begin his rehab, according to the Star Tribune

Meyer has been sidelined with a shoulder issue since June 1. He was checked out by team doctors, who were satisfied with his progress and cleared him to begin rehab. In three starts at Double-A New Britian, Meyer has a 3.69 ERA. 


Alex Meyer goes on minors DL


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A New Britain due to a shoulder strain that is not considered serious, MLB.com reports Sunday. 

It is likely Minnesota will take a cautious approach with Meyer. He's pitched well this year at New Britain posting a 3.69 ERA with 73 strikeouts over 61 innings. 


Twins sending Alex Meyer to Double-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2013) Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Monday pitcher prospect Alex Meyer, who was acquired in the offseason from Washington, will start the season at Double-A New Britain, according to FOX Sports North.

Meyer, who is considered a top 100 prospect by MLB.com (No. 40) and Baseball America (No. 59), is 10-6 with a 2.86 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 129 minor-league innings. The 2011 first-round pick is also striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings.


Meyer headed for the minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2013) The Twins announced Sunday starting pitcher prospect Alex Meyer was reassigned to minor-league camp. Also reassigned were Nick Blackburn, Lester Oliveros, Bryan Augenstein and Esmerling Vasquez.

Meyer working on changeup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2013) The Star Tribune reports Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer, who was acquired in the Denard Span trade with Washington, has spent the offseason adding a new pitch to his repertoire. "The main thing I'm working on this winter is developing a changeup," he said. "I'm working on it as much as I can."