Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Aaron Slegers will start for the Twins on Wednesday

He pitched brilliantly in his MLB debut earlier this month.

Rookie right-handed pitcher Aaron Slegers will get another look in the Twins' starting rotation.

Slegers will start on Wednesday when the Twins wrap up their series with the Tampa Bay Rays, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.

He'll look to build upon a strong MLB debut from Aug. 17 when he allowed just two hits, on two runs over 6.2 innings.

At 6-foot-10-inches tall, Slegers is a tall drink of water who's had an impressive season in the minor leagues. 

In 24 starts at Triple-A Rochester, Slegers is 15-4 with an ERA of 3.58 in 148.1 innings pitched.

He owns impeccable control too, having walked just 29 batters this season. Over his last two starts, Slegers has struck out 20 batters in 14.2 innings

Bollinger notes that the righty has a goal of reaching 180 innings this season and so far he's pitched 154.2 innings this season. So there's a possibility he may be shut down after he reaches that innings limit.

Slegers will take Dillion Gee's spot in the rotation as Gee will move back to long relief in the bullpen.

Minnesota opens play on Monday 1.5 games up in the American League Wild Card picture

If the Twins are able to sweep the Rays, Tampa's playoff hopes will be all but buried as they're currently four games back of the Twins.

Next Up

Dalvin Cook

Report: Dalvin Cook has dislocated shoulder, will undergo MRI

The Vikings running back was carted off the field in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Kirk Cousins

Watch: Kirk Cousins lines up under guard on critical 4th down play

Kirk Cousins went "Full Kirk" at the worst possible time.

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook injured, Vikings drop crucial game against 49ers

The Vikings couldn't stop the Niners' rushing attack in a 34-26 loss.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake

Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.

Minnesota Wild

Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning

Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.

Byron Buxton

Reports: Twins reach extension with Byron Buxton

The long-term deal locks in one of the Twins' franchise players.

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.

Related

Advanced metrics show losing Trevor May hurts the Twins

Trevor May tore a ligament earlier this month.

Advanced metrics show losing Trevor May hurts the Twins

Trevor May tore a ligament earlier this month.

Doubleheader throws a wrench in the Twins' starting rotation

The Twins will be playing musical chairs with their starting rotation.

Doubleheader throws a wrench in the Twins' starting rotation

The Twins will be playing musical chairs with their starting rotation.

Twins' 2017 draft picks are off to phenomenal starts

This year's class has the potential to be something special.

Twins' top prospects starting slow, battling injuries

It's been a slow start for the top prospects.

Santiago will start on the mound after his grandmother died

Santiago announced on his Instagram his grandmother died.

Santiago will start on the mound after his grandmother died

Santiago announced on his Instagram his grandmother died.