All-Star Jake Odorizzi the latest Twin to be placed on the injured list

The Twins hope he's ready to pitch again after the All-Star break.
Publish date:

Jake Odorizzi has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of a blister on his pitching hand, the Twins announced after losing 8-6 to the Oakland A's Tuesday night. 

The All-Star starting pitcher starting developing a blister near the tip of the middle finger on his pitching hand during the second inning. One inning later he served up a two-run homer to Matt Olson and wound up leaving the game after throwing 84 pitches in three innings. 

“I think it’s the right thing to bump him and get him ready for post-All-Star break games,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. “We think he’s going to be fine to make those starts after the break.”

Odorizzi was scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Rangers so he wouldn't have pitched in the All-Star Game anyway. Instead, Zack Littell will return to the Twins from Triple-A Rochester and start Sunday. 

The Twins hit three homers in the loss to the A's. Jason Castro hit two homers and Miguel Sano homered for the fourth time in his last four games. Sano has six homers in his past 10 games. 

Game 2 of the three-game series in Oakland starts at 8:07 p.m. Wednesday. Kyle Gibson takes the mound for the Twins against A's right-hander Mike Fiers. 

Next Up

minnesota state fair

Planning for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair is underway

The fair suffered huge financial losses due to COVID-19, but organizers are moving forward with planning "different scenarios" for this summer.

Screen Shot 2021-01-15 at 2.16.44 PM

Heather Brown named as new WCCO 'This Morning' anchor

She will be joining Jason DeRusha on the CBS affiliate's Morning Show.

DPS John Harrington

DPS Commissioner: No credible threats to state Capitol, but ready if something arises

Local and state law enforcement officials have a plan in case a threat arises.

snow, slush (submitted photo, ok to use)

Here are snow totals from Thursday-Friday winter storm

It's a slushy mess in the metro, but snow did pile up in southern counties.

tim walz

Walz fury after report that government's COVID vaccine reserve is nonexistent

The Washington Post reported Friday that the Trump Administration has shipped out all the vaccines it has already, with none in reserve.

closed sign

What's open and closed in Minnesota on MLK Day 2021?

Local government offices will generally be closed on Monday.

BMTN 900x450 (8)

Company that falsely promised student loan forgiveness banned from MN

It's also been ordered to repay $11,499 in fees taken from Minnesotans.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID update for January 15

Hospitalizations are the lowest in Minnesota since October 25.


Osterholm: B117 COVID strain could become major issue in 6-8 weeks

The B117 variant is believed to be more easily transmitted.

General Mills

General Mills halts donations to Republicans who voted to block Biden win

Two Minnesota representatives voted against certification of results in Arizona and Pennsylvania.


Jose Berrios

Jose Berrios replaces Jake Odorizzi on All-Star team

Berrios is very deserving of being an All-Star.

Jake Odorizzi

Will the Twins submit a qualifying offer to Jake Odorizzi?

Odorizzi has had an up and down 2019 season.

Jake Odorizzi

Odorizzi lowers league-leading ERA as Twins top Tampa again

Minnesota won the last three games of the four-game series in Tampa Bay.

Jake Odorizzi

Impressive pitching continues as Odorizzi mows down Tigers

Odorizzi retired 20 straight batters before leaving the game after seven innings.

Jake Odorizzi

Odorizzi locked in for 2020 after accepting Twins' $17.8M offer

The deadline to accept or reject the offer was Thursday.

Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios, Eddie Rosario

Twins finalize 30-man roster; Buxton included, Odorizzi on IL

The 60-game season begins Friday night in Chicago.

Byron Buxton

Twins place Byron Buxton on the injured list

Jake Cave has been recalled from Triple-A Rochester.