Twins recall De Vries, option Hendriks
MINNEAPOLIS — A day after right-hander Liam Hendriks gave up four runs in four-plus innings against the Tigers, the Twins optioned him to Triple-A Rochester. Right-hander Cole De Vries was recalled from Rochester to take his place on the roster.
Hendriks, 23, is winless in 12 career starts with a career 6.71 ERA. He has a 7.04 ERA in eight outings this season.
He appeared in line for his first win on Monday, as he took a 6-1 lead into the fifth inning, but allowed four straight runners to reach base and was pulled from the game in favor of reliever Anthony Swarzak.
De Vries, meanwhile, pitched well against the Royals on Saturday, allowing one run on five hits over six innings. But he was called up that day as the 26th man for a doubleheader and was optioned to Triple-A Rochester after his start.
De Vries is expected to take Hendriks’ spot in the rotation, which means he’s slated to start Saturday against the Rangers in Texas.