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Twins' Jorge Alcala: Avoids arbitration with Minnesota
Alcala (elbow) signed a one-year, $790,000 contract with the Twins on Friday to avoid arbitration, Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul reports.
Alcala was limited to just two appearances for the Twins in 2022 due to an elbow issue while eventually required surgery in August. He's expected to be ready for Opening Day and has the potential to be a high-leverage bullpen option if he can stay healthy.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Done for season
Alcala underwent elbow surgery Wednesday and will not pitch again in 2022, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Alcala was placed on the injured list April 12 and attempted to return to the bullpen multiple times since. However, he recently had arthroscopic debridement surgery to end his campaign after just 2.1 innings. Alcala is expected to be ready for spring training in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: No sign of return from injured list
Alcala (elbow) remains in a holding pattern and hasn't made progress after being shut down once again June 1 with tightness in his pitching elbow, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
There have been conflicting reports on whether Alcala is set to throw again or has been shut down for an extended period. Either way, it doesn't sound like he has a chance to return any time soon. Alcala has been on the injured list since April 12 with right elbow inflammation. He made a rehab appearance June 1 but was later shut down again with tightness in his pitching elbow.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Set to resume throwing
Alcala (elbow) will resume his throwing program next week, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Alcala has been on the injured list since April 12 with right elbow inflammation. He made a rehab appearance June 1 but was later shut down again with tightness in his pitching elbow. He's still likely a long way away from returning, but at least he's showing some progress and his setback wasn't season ending.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Rehab assignment paused
Alcala's rehab assignment has been paused since he experienced increased tightness in his pitching elbow, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Alcala made his first rehab appearance at Triple-A St. Paul on June 1 and allowed an unearned run on two hits and no walks while striking out one in one inning. Although he's eligible to return from the 60-day IL as early as Friday, he'll require more time after his rehab assignment was paused. A better idea of Alcala's return timetable should come into focus once he's cleared to resume throwing.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Kicking off rehab assignment
Alcala (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Single-A Fort Myers on Tuesday.
Alcala has been on the injured list since April 12 with right elbow inflammation, so he'll likely require at least a handful of appearances in the minors before the Twins are comfortable activating him. The 26-year-old reliever is first eligible to return from the 60-day IL on June 10, according to Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Throws bullpen session
Alcala (elbow) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Alcala hasn't thrown since April 10, and he was transferred to the 60-day injured list April 23. While the right-hander isn't eligible to be activated until at least June 10, he'll take a significant step in his recovery Saturday, when he's scheduled to throw live batting practice. Whether Alcala is able to return when he's first eligible isn't yet clear, but he's certainly trending in the right direction.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Shifts to 60-day injured list
Alcala (elbow) was transferred to 60-day injured list Saturday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
A sleeper pick for saves this spring, Alcala won't be earning any until mid-June at the absolute earliest. He hit the injured list with right elbow inflammation after just his second appearance this season, and while he resumed throwing just four days later, he was shut down again shortly after that with his elbow still not feeling right. He'll now get an extended period to rest. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Twins to select Jose Godoy's contract.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Shut down from throwing
Alcala (elbow) has been shut down from throwing, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Alcala made just two appearances this season before hitting the injured list with elbow inflammation. He resumed throwing Friday, just four days after being placed on the injured list, but he didn't feel right and will now back off again. Manager Rocco Baldelli said the Twins will have him "reset to zero," so this may be more than a brief pause. He'll still have to build back up once he's ready to go again, so it seems likely that he'll miss at least several more weeks.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Begins throwing
Alcala (elbow) threw from 60 feet and 90 feet on Friday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "I didn't feel quite where I wanted to be, but we're progressing and that's what matters. We're moving forward, so hopefully soon I'll get back," he said.
Alcala said he felt pain in his elbow when throwing a fastball Sunday, but said the pain was 20 on a 100 scale. That sounds encouraging that this isn't a major injury, but there's still no timetable for his return.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Heads to IL with inflamed elbow
The Twins placed Alcala on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with right elbow inflammation.
Alcala showed a significant drop in his velocity in his most recent relief appearance Sunday against the Mariners, so the move to the IL doesn't come as a major shock. Minnesota recalled Griffin Jax from Triple-A St. Paul in a corresponding move to provide some added depth in the bullpen while Alcala is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Pitching in middle innings
Alcala threw 1.1 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and a walk in Sunday's win over Seattle. He hasn't given up a run in 2.1 innings and has notched two strikeouts and two walks. He hasn't appeared after the 7th inning in either of his outings.
After the trade of Taylor Rogers to San Diego, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli has said the team will use a committee approach initially. It was thought Alcala could be the leading option to close games, but he hasn't been used late in games or in high-leverage spots so far.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Makes spring debut
Alcala (finger) gave up a run on a home run in one inning in his spring debut in Sunday's win over Boston.
Alcala had been slowed by a nail tear on his right middle finger, but it doesn't look like it will be an issue for the start of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Slowed by finger issue
Alcala has a nail tear on his right middle finger, but his status for Opening Day is not in jeopardy, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Alcala is still throwing side sessions, though he has yet to appear in a spring training contest. He was a key part of Minnesota's bullpen in 2021, posting a 3.92 ERA and 0.97 WHIP across 59.2 innings. If Taylor Rogers falters in the closer role, Alcala could be a candidate to pick up some saves given that he posted 11 holds last season and had a strong 61:13 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Earns save against Kansas City
Alcala struck out three in 1.1 perfect frames to earn the save in Sunday's win over the Royals.
Alcala recorded a 3.92 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 59.2 innings during his third season with the Twins, but he was dominant late in the year and was rewarded with his first save of 2021 in Sunday's season finale. The 26-year-old tossed eight scoreless innings across his final eight appearances of the season and recorded three holds during that time.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Suffers loss Sunday
Alcala (3-6) allowed one run on two hits and a walk while striking out a batter over an inning as he took the loss against the Royals on Sunday.
Alcala entered to pitch the eighth with the game knotted at three and allowed the Royals to grab the lead for good. The first two batters he faced reached base and one scored on a single to right by Kyle Isbel. It was the first run Acala has given up since returning from the injured list Aug. 27 and his first loss since July 27. The 25-year-old owns a 4.53 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 50:13 K:BB over 51.2 innings this year.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Returns from injured list
Alcala (biceps) was activated off the injured list Friday.
Alcala had been out with biceps tendinitis since early August but is ready to go without making any rehab appearances. He struggled to a 5.11 ERA in 44 innings prior to the injury while allowing 10 homers, though his 1.09 WHIP provides reason for optimism if he can get the long balls under control.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Throws bullpen session
Alcala (biceps) threw a bullpen session Saturday and could be activated from the injured list for this week's series in Boston, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
His right biceps tendinitis was described as "mild," but it's still surprising he may not need a rehabilitation assignment. Even if he is sent to the minors, it sounds like he'll be activated from the injured list soon, barring a setback.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 180 lbs|
|Birthplace: Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic|
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