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Minnesota Twins place pitcher Tyler Mahle (shoulder) on IL

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Aug 17, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Tyler Mahle (51) comes off the field with the team trainer during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins placed right-hander Tyler Mahle on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation and recalled left-hander Devin Smeltzer from Triple-A St. Paul.

Mahle, 27, left his start Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals with shoulder fatigue. He underwent an MRI exam on Thursday and no structural damage was found.

Minnesota acquired Mahle from the Cincinnati Reds at the trade deadline. He is 1-0 with a 2.51 ERA in three starts for the Twins after going 5-7 with a 4.40 ERA in 19 starts for the Reds.

Overall, Mahle is 32-38 with a 4.31 ERA in 119 career appearances (116 starts) with the Reds and Twins.

Smeltzer, 26, is being recalled for his third stint with the Twins this season.

He is 4-2 with a 4.02 ERA, 17 walks and 37 strikeouts in 12 starts this season. He is 8-4 with a 4.15 ERA in 31 appearances (19 starts) for Minnesota over the past four seasons.

–Field Level Media