Another injury to the Twins' pitching staff as Boyer hits the DL


Blaine Boyer is the latest Twin to land on the disabled list.

According to multiple outlets, Boyer (elbow) will be placed on the 15-day DL and hard-throwing right-hander Michael Tonkin will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

Boyer is a pitch-to-contact reliever whereas Tonkin can miss bats, striking out an average of 10.5 batters per nine innings. Boyer's strikeout rate is less than half of that.

Boyer has a 4.35 ERA in 51 appearances this season. After allowing five earned runs in his first four appearances with Minnesota, he settled into a stretch of 22 appearances where he allowed just one run.

Phil Hughes was placed on the DL with a back issue on Thursday, and the team shortly after announced a rather significant shakeup to the starting rotation.

Trevor May will start Friday's series opener against Cleveland; Tyler Duffey was recalled from Triple-A Rochester and will start Saturday; Tommy Milone will start Sunday in his first appearance since going on the DL with a forearm strain in July.

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