In the five hour marathon of the Twins-Dodgers second game of the split-doubleheader, two major things happened. Aaron Hicks banged into the wall and hit his head and the Twins used everyone in their bullpen between the two games yesterday, including Jared Burton pitching in both games. Both events were addressed on Friday afternoon.
The Minnesota Twins placed second-year centerfielder Aaron Hicks on the seven-day concussion disabled list after experiencing the hated concussion-like symptoms after his collision with the wall. The Twins called up left-handed pitcher Logan Darnell to replace Hicks on the roster and to help steady a beat-up bullpen.
Logan Darnell has not appeared in a Major League game yet, but unless Ricky Nolasco pitches a complete game on Friday, Darnell should be throwing his first major league pitch at home in Target Field against the Baltimore Orioles.
Darnell is 25 years-old and stands 6’ 2”. Darnell and top prospect Trevor May were teammates in college at the University of Kentucky and together this year at Triple-A Rochester.
In 2014, Darnell has four starts on the year and sports a 1.69 ERA in 21.1 innings of work. Darnell is currently sporting a 1.031 WHIP with 21 strikeouts and only seven walks.