Twins Return Berrios to Minor Leagues
DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have sent right-hander Jose Berrios to Triple-A Rochester, after the rookie allowed seven runs without finishing the first inning of his fourth career start.
The Twins made the move Tuesday before their game at Detroit, recalling left-hander Taylor Rogers from Rochester for help for the staff.
Berrios gave up 17 earned runs in 15 innings with 12 walks and 20 strikeouts in his major league debut, including recording only two outs Monday against the Tigers. The 21-year-old Berrios is Minnesota's top pitching prospect.
The Twins will need to decide on a starter for their game against Toronto on Saturday, when Berrios' next turn in the rotation would be up.
Rogers, also a rookie, made one relief appearance for the Twins last month.