The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have returned right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 15-day Injured List.

Maeda, who missed the Twins’ last 51 games with a right triceps strain, made four starts on rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul, posting a 2.03 ERA (13.1 IP, 3 ER) with five walks and 17 strikeouts. Prior to being placed on the Injured List, he made four starts for the Twins, going 0-4 with a 9.00 ERA (16.0 IP, 16 ER), three walks and 14 strikeouts. Maeda is scheduled to make the start tonight for the Twins against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

To make room for Maeda on the 26-man roster, the Twins have optioned right-handed pitcher Oliver Ortega to St. Paul. Ortega, who had his contract selected by the Twins on Tuesday, appeared in one game for the Twins that day vs. Boston, allowing two runs on one hit (home run) in 1.0 inning pitched, with one walk and one strikeout.

(info courtesy of Twins)

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