No matter how badly Twins Territory wanted an Alex Meyer September call up, the point is now moot, that just isn’t going to happen. While pitching for the Rochester Red Wings last night, Meyer was removed from his start in just the second inning after experiencing some shoulder discomfort. He has since been placed on the Triple-A disabled list.
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For Meyer, one of the Twins top pitching prospects, the news isn’t good at all. He was reportedly struggling to hit 90 mph, a mark that he sits in with ease, as well as failing to making it past the second inning. Following a season that he had right shoulder issues, Saturday’s news looks even more bleak. At this point, the Twins say the injury isn’t serious but haven’t indicated whether or not he would be headed for an MRI.
On the positive side of things, Jose Berrios, fellow top Twins pitching prospect, will now be called upon by Triple-A Rochester. The Red Wings are in the midst of a playoff push, and Berrios will make the start on Sunday.
Through eight games at Double-A New Britain, Berrios has compiled a 3.54 ERA with a 28/12 K/BB ratio.
After pitching in the 2014 All Star Future’s Game at Target Field, Berrios has watched his stock soar. Although he is likely at least a year away from Target Field and the Minnesota Twins, some late season solid starts for the Red Wings could expedite that time frame.
The Twins will likely release more information regarding Meyer in the coming days, Twins fans will have to hold their breath and hope for the best.