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37 Mike Pelfrey SP
Height/Weight: 6-7/250 | Birthdate: 1/14/1984 | Birthplace: Wright Patterson AFB, OH | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: Wichita State | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $4,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 328.67
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Mike Pelfrey will not pitch again this season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey will not pitch again this season, according to MLB.com.

Pelfrey is currently throwing from 105 feet, but the team won't rush him back. He's been sidelined since May 1 after elbow surgery. 


Mike Pelfrey begins throwing program


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey began a throwing program Wednesday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pelfrey underwent surgery on his elbow in June to alleviate the pressure on his ulnar nerve. He said earlier in July that the numbness was finally gone from his hand, and it appears he's ready to start working his way back toward a return. Pelfrey hasn't pitched for the Twins since May 1.


Numbness gone, but Mike Pelfrey still could miss season


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey is no longer dealing with numbness in his hand, but he still faces an uphill battle if he hopes to return to action this season.

Pelfrey underwent surgery to relieve pressure on the ulnar nerve in his right elbow, and the fact numbness is no longer an issue means it was a success. However, general manager Terry Ryan told the Star Tribune he "wouldn't be surprised" if Pelfrey is unable to pitch again this season. 


Mike Pelfrey moved to 60-day DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey was officially transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. Pelfrey underwent surgery on his right elbow Tuesday to alleviate the pressure on his ulnar nerve. He has been sidelined since May 1 and could be in danger of missing a good portion of the remainder of the season. 

Mike Pelfrey undergoes elbow surgery, out 2-4 months


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey underwent surgery on his right elbow Tuesday to alleviate the pressure on his ulnar nerve, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

It's not Tommy John surgery, shortening Pelfrey's expected recovery time to two-to-four months. Sidelined since May 1, he owns a 7.99 ERA and 10:18 K:BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings.


Mike Pelfrey will not need Tommy John


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey met with Dr. James Andrews on Monday and will not need Tommy John surgery, MLB.com reports. However, Pelfrey may still need surgery to repair a nerve injury in his right elbow. He's expected to make the announcement on Tuesday.

Mike Pelfrey to visit Dr. Andrews about nerve issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) With anti-inflammatory medication not doing the trick, Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey will seek another opinion on the nerve injury in his right elbow.

Pelfrey will see Dr. James Andrews Monday, to determine how to best treat the ulnar nerve issue in his elbow. He was hoping to avoid surgery with rest, but the team announced Wednesday that Pelfrey will visit the famed surgeon for a second opinion. 


Mike Pelfrey will try to play catch this week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey has yet to receive a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews and will try to play catch in 2-3 days, per the St. Paul Pioneer-Press on Monday. Pelfrey remains on anti-inflammatories, as he continues to receive treatment for an ulnar nerve in his elbow, which could require minor surgery.

Pelfrey has been sidelined since May 1 with the issue and remains without a timetable.

Mike Pelfrey seeking second opinion


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey was diagnosed with an ulnar nerve in his elbow but both his elbow and shoulder were structurally sound, MLB.com reports. He is expected to receive a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews and could be in need minor surgery.

Pelfrey has not pitched since May 1, before which he gave up 21 earned runs on 29 hits and 18 walks in 23 2/3 innings.

Mike Pelfrey dealing with inflammation in elbow


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Twins struggling starter Mike Pelfrey has been diagnosed with inflammation in his elbow rather than his shoulder, per MLB.com, which is also reporting that the problem is not considered serious.

What is serious is his continued struggles with a groin injury that followed his continued struggles on the mound. Pelfrey has not pitched since May 1, before which he gave up 21 earned runs on 29 hits and 18 walks in 23 2/3 innings.


Mike Pelfrey recalled from assignment with sore shoulder


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey's groin injury has not been an issue on his minor-league rehab assignment, but he has been pulled off his assignment for another reason Wednesday, the team announced.

Pelfrey was recalled from his assignment Wednesday due to shoulder soreness. He will see a doctor in Minnesota Wednesday evening, to determine the extent of the injury. 


Mike Pelfrey looks sharp in his first rehab start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey (groin) began a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester Friday. Pelfrey allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out three in five innings pitched. He tossed 81 pitches, 53 for strikes.

Mike Pelfrey to begin Triple-A rehab assignment Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester Friday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pelfrey is expected to throw about 60 pitches in Friday's start as he continues to work his way back from a groin injury. He is 0-3 with a 7.99 ERA this season.


Mike Pelfrey able to throw bullpen session Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey (groin) felt fine after throwing a bullpen session Tuesday, per the Pioneer Press.

Mike Pelfrey continuing to improve


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey "continues to improve and increase activity," manager Ron Gardenhire told the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. Pelfey is on the DL with a groin injury.

Mike Pelfrey placed on DL with groin injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) A groin injury has landed Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey on the disabled list.

Pelfrey has certainly performed like there is something wrong. He has yet to record a quality start or make it into the seventh inning in his five outings. He has given up 21 earned runs on 29 hits in 23 2/3 innings. Equally disturbing are his 18 walks and 10 strikeouts.


Mike Pelfrey dealing with reduced velocity


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Twins starter Mike Pelfrey is dealing with reduced velocity, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press

Pelfrey's average fastball was just 91.4 mph during Thursday's start. Last season, he averaged 93.11 mph with the pitch. Pelfrey said he doesn't know why his velocity is down, but admitted it's been frustrating to deal with. He took responsibility for his poor performance thus far, saying it's "unacceptable."

Through five starts, he has a 7.99 ERA. 


Mike Pelfrey's days as a starter coming to an end?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) After his disappointing start to the season, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters he'll meet with right-hander Mike Pelfrey to discuss his options moving forward. Gardenhire would not rule out a potential move to the bullpen, according to MLB.com.

Pelfrey was hit hard again for his third loss of the season on Thursday, surrendering five runs on seven hits in four innings before he was lifted. He owns a whopping 7.99 ERA and a 1.99 WHIP over his first 23 2/3 innings of work.

If he remains in the rotation, his next scheduled start will come Tuesday in Cleveland.

Mike Pelfrey pounded again Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) The disastrous start of the 2014 season continued Thursday for Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey.

He raised his earned run average to 7.99 by yielding five runs in four innings in a loss to the Dodgers that lowered his record to 0-3. Pelfrey gave up all of those runs in the second and third innings combined on five hits and two walks. He surrendered seven hits in four innings before being removed.

Pelfrey will try again to earn his first win of the season next Tuesday in Cleveland.


Twins haven't named starter for second game of doubleheader


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) Despite earlier reports, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Mike Pelfrey will start the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Dodgers and he hasn't decided who will start the second game. It was initially reported Ricky Nolasco would start the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.

Twins set rotation after Tuesday's rainout


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) The Twins pushed back their rotation following Tuesday's rainout. Kyle Gibson, who was scheduled to start Tuesday, will start Wednesday, with Ricky Nolasco starting in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Dodgers and Mike Pelfrey starting the second game.

Mike Pelfrey likely to start Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey will likely take the mound for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pelfrey was available out of the bullpen Saturday to help the team's overworked bullpen, but he wasn't needed in the Twins' win over the Tigers. His status for Tuesday will likely be determined by the weather Sunday, as the chance of rain could push the team's rotation plans back.


Mike Pelfrey available out of the pen Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Twins starter Mike Pelfrey is available out of the bullpen Saturday, according to FSN.

The team's bullpen was overworked during Friday's game, and manager Ron Gardenhire wants to give the relievers a break if needed. Pelfrey has a 7.32 ERA in 19 2/3 innings. 


Mike Pelfrey lasts five innings in no-decision vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks in five innings while striking out one in his team's 6-4, extra-innings win over the Rays.

Pelfrey racked up a high workload in a short amount of time yet again, throwing 92 pitches in his five innings of action. He hasn't thrown more than five innings in any of his last three starts despite topping 90 pitches in each. Pelfrey owns a 6:86 ERA and brutal 8:15 K:BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings. His next start should come Tuesday at home against the Dodgers.


Mike Pelfrey pushed back to Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey has been pushed back to Wednesday.

Pelfrey will still take on the Rays, but he'll go Wednesday instead of Tuesday. Kyle Gibson will pitch Tuesday instead. Pelfrey is set to take on Jake Odorizzi.