The Twins started the season with six starts. They will start the unofficial second half with a four.
With Chris Archer active from the injured list to begin Sunday afternoon’s play against the White Sox at Target Field, the Twins selected left-hander Devin Smeltzer for St. Paul. It follows a June 30 decision to send right-hander Josh Winder back to the Saints, with an All-Star break on the horizon.
Young pitchers made 12 and six starts respectively for the big league team this season, and Bailey Ober (Groin) is still on the injured list, leaving Archer, Sonny Grey, Joe Ryan and Dylan Bundy as twin entrants. gives. All-Star Break.
While manager Rocco Baldelli is generally loath to look forward, he said on Sunday, “At this point, we only know that we plan to use four starters for the long term until at least the beginning of August.” are making.”
The Twins have an unusually long All-Star break as they officially resume a day before their two-game series begins at Comerica Park on Saturday in Detroit. They were originally scheduled to play a double-header against the Tigers on Friday, but were rescheduled after Major League Baseball decided to play 162 games this season due to the lockdown in the first week of the season. was eliminated.
Instead, the Tigers are scheduled to play a double-header in Oakland on Thursday and the Twins have two days off. So will the Angels. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the five-day stretch is the longest All-Star break since at least 2000.
Smeltzer has struggled in his last three starts, leading 0-2 with an average of 8.67 earned runs. Baldelli said he was upset and not happy to be sent down when he was pulled up after three innings after being tied 2-2 in three innings after losing to the White Sox on Friday.
“We talked a little bit about the conditions, and also about him and everything related to pitching and him personally,” Baldelli said. “So, whatever he said, he corrected the news. He’s not happy with the news (but) he’s a man who is above everything.
“He can handle things. He’s grown up and he can handle it.”
Major League Baseball settled a class action lawsuit on behalf of minor league players in May, but it was revealed this week that the settlement was worth more than $185 million.
According to the Associated Press, about $65 million of this will go to plaintiffs’ attorneys and administration costs, leaving just over $120 million to be divided among the 23,000 players who played in the minors after 2014, when the lawsuit was filed. it was done. in California.
This would be around $5,200 per player.
Twins outfielder Kyle Garlick said on Sunday that the money should be shared by players who never made a major. When the new CBA was approved in March, the minimum player wage increased to $700,000, and players with 43 days of service time qualify for an MLB pension.
“Making the major leagues changes your life, even if it’s just for one game,” said Garlick. “I have a lot of friends who never made it. They should (compromise) those people.
Baldelli said with a fracture to Ryan Jeffers’ right thumb on the injured list, veteran Gary Sanchez would find big time playing behind the plate. The catchers were starting before Jeffers was injured by a stray pitch during the July 2 bullpen session – 52 for Jeffers, 40 for Sanchez.
The Twins called on Caleb Hamilton on Saturday from St. Paul, where they have played 23 games behind the plate. He was scoring .252 runs including 10 home runs and scored 35 runs in 49 matches.
“Gary is looking forward to this opportunity to get some more regular time behind the plate,” Badelli said, “but he’s not going to every game for the rest of the year; We know that. So, once we get to that point, we’ll take Caleb over there or do whatever we need to do when we get there.”
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