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Twins call up former UK pitcher Logan Darnell to majors

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Logan Darnell walks through the dugout before the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Minneapolis, Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Logan Darnell walks through the dugout before the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Minneapolis, Saturday, July 26, 2014. AP

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.

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