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Minnesota Twins activate Kenta Maeda to start against Seattle Mariners

May 22, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kenta Maeda (18) delivers in the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins activated right-hander Kenta Maeda from the 10-day injured list to start Monday night against the host Seattle Mariners.

Maeda had been sidelined due to groin and arm issues. The 33-year-old last pitched for the Twins on May 22.

Maeda is 2-2 with a 5.27 ERA in nine starts this season.

The Twins also placed right-hander Michael Pineda (elbow) and outfielder Rob Refsnyder (hamstring) on the 10-day IL and recalled utility player Luis Arraez (shoulder) after a two-game rehab stint.

Pineda departed Sunday’s game against the Houston Astros after four innings due to the injury. He gave up three runs and six hits and took the loss.

Pineda, 32, is 3-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 11 starts this season.

Refsynder, 30, is batting .321 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 18 games. Arraez, 24, is hitting .277 with one homer and 14 RBIs in 39 major league games.

–Field Level Media