Minnesota Twins Tyer Mahle’s Shoulder MRI Shows No Damage
MINNEAPOLIS -- The MRI exam on Tyler Mahle's shoulder showed no damage, and the Minnesota Twins right-hander avoided landing on the injured list.
The Twins announced Thursday that Mahle would be listed as day-to-day with general soreness and fatigue after their newest starting pitcher was pulled from his outing Wednesday in the third inning. His next turn in the rotation is unclear.
Making his third start since he was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds at the trade deadline, Mahle faced eight batters before his early exit against the Kansas City Royals. He pitched 2⅓ innings of hitless ball, throwing 29 of 42 pitches for strikes with diminished velocity.
On July 6, the Reds placed Mahle on the 15-day injured list with a strained right shoulder, and an MRI then ruled out any serious issues.
Coming off back-to-back shutouts and a sweep of the Royals, Minnesota will continue their home stand with a Hall of Fame Weekend.
The club will induct former manager Ron Gardenhire during pregame ceremonies on Saturday, August 20, followed by the former outfielder and current broadcaster Dan Gladden, along with former multi-positional player César Tovar on Sunday, August 21.
The Twins begin the weekend at Target Field with Dylan Bundy (6-5) taking the mound in game 1 Friday against Texas Rangers LHP Martin Perez(9-3). The first pitch is 7:10 PM on ESPN 102.3/AM 1000 KSOO.