Twins recall Hendriks from Triple-A Rochester
OAKLAND — The Twins recalled right-hander Liam Hendriks from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, and he’s scheduled to start Wednesday against the A’s.
Hendriks is starting in place of right-hander Nick Blackburn, who was outrighted to Triple-A on Monday after struggling this season with a 7.39 ERA in 19 starts.
Hendriks has been impressive in Rochester, posting a 2.20 ERA in 16 starts. He’s also struck out 82 and walked 28 in 106 1/3 innings. His last start came Friday, when he allowed four runs on seven hits over seven innings.
Hendriks, though, has had trouble translating his Minor League success to the Majors, as evidenced by his career 6.71 ERA in 12 big league starts. He’s 0-5 with a 7.04 ERA in eight outings with the Twins this season.