Skip to main content

May struggles in final start, Twins to announce rotation Saturday

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Twins first-year manager Paul Molitor and his pitching coach Neil Allen are expected to make their biggest decision of the spring, to this point, on Saturday.

They are expected to announce who will be the fifth starter in the rotation when the team opens the season in Detroit on April 6.

Mike Pelfrey, Trevor May and Tommy Milone have been competing for the spot, and while all three have had decent springs, none of them closed spring training with their strongest performance.

May started on Friday and had the last chance leave an impression on Molitor and Allen, but he was tagged with the loss and gave up four runs in less than five innings of work.

Milone didn't have his best stuff in his final start either on Thursday either, he gave up three runs in five innings to the Red Sox. But he battled through the five innings and was happy with how he finished the outing.

"He did fine," Molitor said on Thursday. "He minimized a few times. We got some outs that probably should've been hits, and they got some hits that should've been outs. The ball was carrying pretty good to left field and got a little bit of a boost, but that's Fenway baseball. But he got through five and got his pitch count up close to 90, so I thought for the most part he was effective."

It looks like Pelfrey is headed to the bullpen. Saturday would have been a day he was scheduled to start, but he is not listed as a scheduled starter for either game.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-07-06 at 7.45.25 PM

Four shot in alley near St. Cloud State campus

Police say an argument led to gunfire.


Acclaimed investigative podcast 'In the Dark' canceled by American Public Media

The Peabody Award-winning investigative podcast earned national acclaim.

Screenshot of the incident showing a teacher throw a hockey stick at a second-grade student at a Sherburne County school.

Former MN teacher charged for knocking student's tooth out with hockey stick

Kimberly June Neubauer has been charged with third-degree assault and is no longer a teacher at Princeton Public Schools.

Screen Shot 2022-07-06 at 11.56.59 AM

Guthrie cancels 'Emma' performances, Illusion Theater delays premiere due to COVID

The pandemic is continuing to leave theater seats empty in the Twin Cities.

Ellie Ragin

Property owners asked to monitor river shorelines in ongoing search for Elle Ragin

Investigators are focusing their search on the Mississippi River in Stearns County.

Shots fired scene

Over 100 shots fired in Brooklyn Center, no injuries reported

Police said they haven't learned of any injuries as of Wednesday.

Screen Shot 2022-07-06 at 12.37.52 PM

Unleashed, off-duty police K-9 attacks boy in Isanti

The attack involved an Anoka County Sheriff's Office K-9, named Bubba.

Michael Bruner

New 'Big Brother' season includes a Minnesota attorney

Michael Bruner will compete against 15 other houseguests starting Wednesday night.

grain bin, farming

Man, 34, dies after being found unresponsive in grain bin

The incident happened in Stearns County Tuesday afternoon.


Laser pointed at plane descending into MSP Airport

Nationwide, laser pointing incidents rose 42% last year compared to 2020.

Screen Shot 2022-07-06 at 9.48.02 AM

Gray's restaurant in Dinkytown to close in July

The restaurant, formerly known as Loring Pasta Bar, had only been open since late 2020.