The Minnesota Twins called up former University of Kentucky pitcher Logan Darnell to the majors on Friday.
Darnell, a sixth-round pick by the Twins in 2010, has spent all of this season at Triple-A Rochester. The left-hander is 5-1 with a 2.78 ERA.
Though he has spent most of the season as a reliever, all five of his last appearances with the Red Wings were starts. He was 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA in that span, and he didn't give up more than one earned run in any of those outings.
Darnell made his major league debut last season on May 6 for Minnesota. He pitched three scoreless innings against Cleveland. Overall in three stints with the Twins, he was 0-2 with a 7.13 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 24 innings.
He pitched for Kentucky from 2008 to 2010, compiling a 10-9 record and a 5.06 ERA.