4 pitchers Twins could call up if Louie Varland and Bailey Ober struggle
By Josh Hill
Brent Headrick, LHP
Like Woods Richardson, we've seen Brent Headrick with the Twins this season, and it seems likely that we'll see him again. He was called up to support the bullpen after a rocky start to the year, and in 8.1 innings has managed a 3.24 ERA with 12 stirkeouts and a 3.00 SO/W.
He was optioned at the end of April so that Josh Winder could be activated and called up after starting the year on the IL. The move really wasn't indicative of how Headrick had performed on the mound, rather he was caught in a wird revolving door situation with Twins pitchers as the team tries to figure out how to navigate the current ongoing conundruum.
When he was up with the Twins, Headrick was just in a relief role, but there's a world in which he's a fifth starter for Minnesota. The sample size out of the bullpen was encouraging and it seems to suggest that he can stretch that production into what the Twins would need out of him in a start.
Even if he doesn't fill in as rotational help, it doesn't seem like the worst idea in the world to have Headrick as an option out of the bullpen given the current state of things.