Minnesota places Tyler Mahle on injured list with shoulder inflammation

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The Minnesota Twins placed former Cincinnati Reds right-handed pitcher Tyler Mahle on the 15-day injured list with shoulder inflammation retroactive to August 18, the team announced Thursday.

The team announced Thursday that Mahle was considered "day-to-day" after an MRI on his shoulder detected no damage. The team did not say whether Mahle would make his next scheduled start in Houston next week.

Mahle left his third start with the Twins since being acquired at the MLB trade deadline from the Reds in the 3rd inning Wednesday afternoon at Target Field, accompanied by a trainer.

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Tyler Mahle throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Tyler Mahle throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Mahle, 27, didn't allow a hit in 2 1/3 scoreless innings - with one walk and one strikeout - against the Kansas City Royals before leaving the game.

In his first two starts for the Twins, Mahle posted a 3.00 ERA and 0.917 WHIP in 12 innings.

Mahle led the National League in games started with 33 in 2021. He made 19 starts in his sixth and final season for the Reds before the trade, posting a 4.40 ERA and 1.246 WHIP in 104 1/3 innings.

Social media reactions after Mahle left his start:

Infielders Spencer Steer and Christian Encarnacion-Strand and left-handed pitcher Steven Hajjar came to Cincinnati in the Mahle trade.

Steer had a two-hit night Tuesday in his home debut for the Triple-A Louisville Bats.

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