It's been almost a full month since Michael Pineda last started a game for the Minnesota Twins. The 32-year-old veteran pitcher landed on the injured list with right elbow inflammation back in mid-June. Fortunately, it looks like Minnesota will be getting a punch back to their starting rotation on Wednesday.
Minnesota announced that Pineda has been cleared for return from the IL and will start in Wednesday's contest against the Chicago White Sox.
Michael Pineda Injury Update
On the year, Pineda has been one of Minnesota's most reliable starters. He owns a 3.70 ERA and 1.143 WHIP across 11 starts. Pineda has also racked up 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings with 51 punch outs in 56.0 innings pitched. The Twins do own the fourth-highest ERA mark (5.00) in all of baseball, so getting a veteran starter back in the mix is absolutely crucial.
It hasn't been a great year for Twins fans as this franchise sits in dead last in the AL Central with their 35-49 overall record, trailing the division-leading White Sox by 14.5 games. It's longshot odds for Minnesota to make a postseason push with FanDuel Sportsbook giving the Twins just +6000 odds to win the division. Still, getting Pineda back is a sigh of relief for anyone rooting for this franchise.
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