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Team W-L L10 STRK
33-17 9-1 W6
32-19 8-2 W6
26-23 3-7 W2
23-27 3-7 L5
15-35 3-7 L1

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2024 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 16.2 0 4 9.18 18 9

Top Louie Varland News

  • Twins' Louie Varland: Dispatched to Triple-A

    Minnesota optioned Varland to Triple-A St. Paul on Monday.

    The move comes one day after Varland turned in another ugly start in which he allowed four runs over just 2.2 innings in a 6-1 loss to the Tigers. Varland offered plenty of potential at the beginning of the season, but it hasn't manifested thus far, as he held a 9.18 ERA in four outings. Simeon Woods Richardson could be called up from Triple-A to take Varland's spot in the rotation later this week.

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  • Twins' Louie Varland: Rotation spot in question

    Twins manager Rocco Baldelli wouldn't commit to Varland making another turn in the Minnesota rotation after Sunday's 6-1 loss to Detroit, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    The lack of commitment from the Twins comes as little surprise after Varland gave up four runs in 2.2 innings Sunday and now owns a 9.18 ERA and 2.16 WHIP through four starts. Varland is likely to head to Triple-A St. Paul in the near future, though he could move to the bullpen. Simeon Woods Richardson is the most likely candidate to enter the rotation if the Twins choose to pull the plug on Varland as their No. 5 starter.

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  • Twins' Louie Varland: Falls to 0-4

    Varland (0-4) allowed four runs on three hits and four walks over 2.2 innings Sunday, striking out two and taking the loss against Detroit.

    Varland coughed up two runs in the first inning before Buddy Kennedy knocked him out of the game with a two-run shot in the third. It was Varland's shortest start of the year and bumped his ERA up to 9.18 through four outings. He threw just 35 of 74 pitches for strikes and forced one whiff. Varland's next outing is lined up to be on the road against the Angels.

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  • Twins' Louie Varland: Saddled with another loss

    Varland (0-3) allowed six runs (four earned) on 11 hits over five innings to take the loss Monday against the Orioles. He struck out six.

    Varland's five-inning effort did not include a clean inning and included three separate innings in which he allowed two runs, though neither of the runs scored in the first inning were earned. Varland has failed to make it past five innings in any start this year, earning the loss in all three, with Monday's 11 hits allowed representing a career high. Varland won a job in the Twins rotation after having allowed zero runs in the spring but has allowed 13 earned runs over 14 innings thus far for an ERA of 8.36 with a 2.07 WHIP. He'll look to turn things around in his next start, tentatively slated to take place over the weekend in Detroit against the Tigers.

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  • Twins' Louie Varland: Struggles against Dodgers

    Varland (0-2) picked up the loss after he tossed five innings, surrendering six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six in Tuesday's 6-3 defeat to the Dodgers.

    After three scoreless frames to open the game, Varland was done in by the long ball Tuesday, giving up a three-run homer to James Outman in the top of the fourth inning before Will Smith launched another three-run shot the following frame. The right-hander now owns an inflated 9.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP with 10 strikeouts over nine innings in his first two starts of the 2024 campaign. Varland is tentatively set to return to the mound Sunday for a road matchup with the Tigers.

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  • Twins' Louie Varland: Labors through four frames

    Varland (0-1) took the loss Tuesday in Milwaukee after he allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out four.

    Varland generated 11 swinging strikes on 89 pitches but was unable to find much consistency in his season debut. The right-hander pitched well down the stretch as a reliever last season and earn a rotation spot during spring training, partially thanks to Anthony DeSclafani requiring season-ending elbow surgery. Varland lines up for a tough matchup his next time out, as he's tentatively projected to face the Dodgers early next week.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 205 lbs
Birthplace: St. Paul, MN
Age: 26
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, R