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Alex Meyer | Starting Pitcher | #51

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (23) / WAS
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Alex Meyer (shoulder) resumed playing catch on Wednesday.
He's been sidelined with shoulder fatigue since early May. There's still no timetable for the right-hander's return but at least he's throwing again. Meyer was optioned to Triple-A Rochester before his injury but he'll likely get another shot in the big leagues when healthy, especially given how poorly the Twins' bullpen has fared this season. Jul 7 - 8:37 PM

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Alex Meyer (shoulder) will be shut down for the rest of June.

Meyer hasn't pitched in a game since being optioned to Triple-A Rochester in early May. He had been throwing bullpen sessions but still doesn't feel quite right, so the Twins will pump the brakes. There's no timetable for Meyer's return. "That's the good thing, there's no structural problem. Unfortunately, we're losing the summer here," general manager Terry Ryan said.
Jun 12 - 9:20 AM

Alex Meyer (shoulder) threw a bullpen session without any issues on Friday.

He'll repeat the process again on Sunday as he continues his recovery from right shoulder fatigue. The 26-year-old hurler still does not have a timetable for a potential return to game action.
May 20 - 7:55 PM

Alex Meyer (shoulder) is expected to throw a bullpen session on Friday.

Shoulder fatigue has sidelined him for the past two weeks. Meyer made two appearances for the Twins before getting sent down on May 3. The 26-year-old should get another chance with Minnesota once his shoulder is back at full strength.
May 19 - 8:22 PM

Alex Meyer hasn't made an appearance for Triple-A Rochester since being optioned earlier this month due to fatigue in his right shoulder.

Meyer reported the fatigue after a bullpen session, so the club skipped his turn in the rotation. He's tentatively scheduled to rejoin Rochester's rotation next week.
May 13 - 9:13 AM

Twins optioned RHP Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester.

Meyer allowed five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings (one start, one relief appearances) with the big club. The 26-year-old right-hander will return to the rotation at Rochester for now and should get another shot soon.
May 3 - 11:44 PM

Alex Meyer will make his first major league start on Tuesday in Houston.

He's replacing Tommy Milone in the rotation. Meyer has started and relieved since the beginning of last season, putting up a 1.04 ERA and 19/4 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings at Triple-A Rochester in 2016. He has major control issues but also a big arm, so it will be interesting to see how he fares. He's worth a shot if you're in a deep league.
Apr 29 - 5:33 PM

Twins recalled RHP Alex Meyer from Triple-A Rochester.

Meyer will join the Twins as a long reliever. He had been working as a starter at Triple-A Rochester and could eventually work his way into the Minnesota starting rotation, but there's no reason to grab him off the waiver wire right now. Meyer allowed five earned runs over 2 2/3 innings of relief last season at the major league level.
Apr 25 - 3:27 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Twins are promoting Alex Meyer.

Meyer was working as a starter at Triple-A Rochester, but he'll fill a long relief role in Minnesota. This will be the second trip to the majors for the 26-year-old former top prospect, who allowed five earned runs in 2 2/3 innings out of the Twins' bullpen last season. He won't hold any fantasy relevance as a mop-up man.
Apr 25 - 1:54 PM

Alex Meyer will work as a starter at Triple-A Rochester.

Might as well give it another shot. Meyer primarily pitched as a reliever in 2015, but he finished with a 4.79 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 92 minor league frames. The former top prospect needs a big resurgence in 2016.
Mar 21 - 1:10 PM

Twins optioned RHP Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester.

Meyer held a 5.79 ERA over four appearances this spring. The former top prospect still has a chance to have an integral role in the Twins' bullpen this season.
Mar 18 - 9:15 AM

Twins optioned RHP Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester.

The 25-year-old struggled in his two appearances with the big league club, allowing five runs in 2 2/3 innings (16.88 ERA). He will continue to work out of the bullpen at Triple-A and should make his way back to the Twins at some point this summer.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 12:05:00 AM

Twins recalled RHP Alex Meyer from Triple-A Rochester.

Meyer put up a 0.53 ERA and 20/6 K/BB in 17 innings since being moved to the bullpen at Rochester. His future might still be in the rotation, but he'll be used in relief for now and could earn a high-profile role in the Twins' bullpen in short order.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 08:39:00 AM

According to Brandon Warne of 105 The Ticket, the Twins will call up Alex Meyer on Friday.

Meyer has registered a 0.53 ERA and 20/6 K/BB ratio in 17 innings since being converted into a reliever at Triple-A Rochester. The 25-year-old right-hander could quickly slide into a setup role with the Twins if he's able to keep his control in check.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 02:33:00 PM

Twins prospect RHP Alex Meyer struck out five batters over 2 1/3 innings out of the bullpen on Wednesday for Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins moved Meyer to the bullpen in late May after the right-hander posted a 7.09 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 5.5 BB/9 in 39 1/3 innings (eight starts) to open the season. In his first three appearances as a reliever, the 6-foot-9 right-hander has struck out eight batters and allowed just four baserunners (1 H, 1 HBP, 2 BB) over 3 2/3 innings. It’s long been believed that Meyer, 25, would end up in the bullpen due to his problems repeating his delivery and throwing strikes, but also because he’s one of the top strikeout artists in the minor leagues, with 441 strikeouts in 386 2/3 career innings (10.3 K/9). Meyer should make his big league debut with the Twins later this season.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 03:36:00 PM

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