The Minnesota Twins are in the midst of an April free fall that’s reached panic proportion for many fans across the state. Alex Colome has helped fuel that downfall, surrendering 13 runs in 8 innings (only 6 earned) while posting a -1.4 WAR, 13.5 HR/9, 1.750 WHIP and a 5.85 FIP. Gross.
Finally, Rocco Baldelli is waving the white flag on the Alex Colome experiment, announcing today that he will be demoted into a lower-leverage role inside of the Twins bullpen.
Rocco Baldelli said the #MNTwins will move Alexander Colomé into a lower-leverage role for the time being. Baldelli spoke to Colomé earlier today to let him know. More on that upcoming.— danhayesmlb (@DanHayesMLB) April 27, 2021
Rocco says the #MNTwins are moving Alexander Colomé into some lower-leverage roles to find himself following his early-season struggles.— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) April 27, 2021
"We could see him earlier in the game. We could see him, potentially when we're up, but maybe when we're down as well."
In more good news, Byron Buxton is back in the lineup where he will bat 3rd tonight and play centerfield. Buxton missed yesterday’s game wit “patella tendonitis” (sore knee) and Baldelli told reporters that Buxton has dealt with pain in his knee all season.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan