Minnesota Twins sign Joe Ryan, a star rookie pitcher, to the COVID-19 injured list

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins Placé as starting pitcher Joe Ryan On Wednesday, the COVID-19 injured roster was bumped to the top of the surge rookie's list.

Ryan was to pitch against Kansas City on Thursday. Manager Rocco Baldelli stated that Ryan was doing OK.

The right-hander is 25 years old and made five starts last season after being traded with Tampa Bay. He has a 2.28 ERA this year in eight starts. Ryan has 14 walks, 42 strikeouts and a.186 opponent's batting average in 43 1/3 innings. He is the second-most successful rookie in major league baseball in innings and wins, and the third in strikeouts.

The Twins recall left-hander Devin Smeltzer Ryan will be moving to the rotation from Triple-A St. Paul. Smeltzer has made two starts with the Twins before, winning one and posting a 1.74 ERA for 10 1/3 innings. Before being sent down, he pitched last Friday. Bailey Ober From the injured list, a back and forth move that he has become accustomed to since his debut in 2019.

“It gets worse. The longer you have been around, the more you want to stay. You're playing with your house money the first year. Smeltzer stated that you go up and down, and that you are just happy to be here.” Once you feel more at home here, you can perform. Then it becomes harder and more difficult to get back down.

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