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Alex Meyer | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 4 - 12:05 AM

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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.
Jun 26 - 8:39 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.
Jun 25 - 2:33 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.
Jun 4 - 3:36 PM

The Twins have moved pitching prospect Alex Meyer to the bullpen at Triple-A Rochester.

It's hard to imagine the Twins giving up on Meyer as a starter, but for now they'll see if he can rediscover himself while working in shorter stints. The 25-year-old has struck out 41 over 39 1/3 innings at Rochester this season but has also walked 24 while holding a 7.09 ERA. Meyer entered the season ranked by Baseball Prospectus as the No. 14 prospect in baseball.
May 22 - 4:05 PM

Twins prospect Alex Meyer recorded 11 strikeouts Tuesday in his third start for Triple-A Rochester.

That ties a career-high. Meyer didn't allow a run in six innings of work, lowering his ERA from 8.31 to 4.91 in the process. A first-round pick out of the University of Kentucky in 2011, Meyer is MLB.com's 29th-ranked prospect. He'll make his next start at home against Syracuse.
Source: MiLB.com
Apr 22 - 2:30 PM

Twins optioned RHP Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester.

One of the club's top pitching prospects, Meyer allowed just one run but walked seven over 5 2/3 Grapefruit League innings. The big right-hander has had some shoulder issues over the last year but could wind up spending ample time in the Twins' rotation this season provided he's healthy.
Mar 20 - 12:41 PM

Alex Meyer walked four while giving up one run in two innings Thursday against the Rays.

It's the first run Meyer has allowed in 5 2/3 innings this spring, but he's up to seven walks. All signs point to him returning to Triple-A Rochester's rotation to begin the season.
Mar 19 - 5:06 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Saturday that Alex Meyer was unlikely to crack the Twnis bullpen on Opening Day.

When asked about it, Molitor quipped "I would say the odds on that are pretty long — pretty long." While Meyer has indicated that he'll work in whatever role is best for the team, it makes much more sense to keep him stretched out as a starter. He's likely to make his big league debut at some point during the 2015 season.
Mar 14 - 2:16 PM

Alex Meyer pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings Monday in his spring debut, walking two Pirates hitters along the way.

Meyer missed a couple of days of camp last month following the death of his grandfather. He'd seem to be a long shot to break camp with the Twins, but he almost certainly will finally make his major league debut at some point during the season. It'd sure help his chances if he could cut down on the walks.
Mar 9 - 4:31 PM

Alex Meyer will leave Twins' camp following the death of his grandfather.

Meyer will miss two workouts and should be back in a few days. The 25-year-old right-hander is one of the Twins' top prospects and should make his major league debut this year.
Feb 25 - 1:12 PM

Alex Meyer has admitted to being open to the idea of pitching out of the bullpen if it's in the best interest of the Twins.

Meyer is expected to compete for a rotation spot this spring, and his future in the organization is still as a starter, but if he doesn't win a spot he could still help the team in a spot starter/long relief role.
Jan 25 - 5:31 PM

Twins purchased the contract of RHP Alex Meyer from Triple-A Rochester.

Meyer is now on the Twins' 40-man roster and thus protected from December's Rule 5 Draft. The 24-year-old right-hander registered a 3.52 ERA and 153/64 K/BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings this past season at the Triple-A level. He should make his MLB debut in early 2015.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 12:15:00 PM

Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer does not have any structural damage in his right shoulder.

Meyer had to make an early exit from his final start of the season with discomfort in his throwing shoulder, but it was merely inflammation. The 24-year-old right-hander spent all of 2014 at Triple-A Rochester, where he registered a 3.52 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 153/64 K/BB ratio in 130 1/3 innings. He's likely to make his MLB debut in early 2015.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 12:51:00 PM

Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer has been placed on Triple-A Rochester's disabled list due to right shoulder inflammation.

Meyer had to exit Saturday's start due to the injury. The Twins have indicated to this point that the ailment isn't serious, but it's worrisome after the righty's shoulder issues last season. It's not clear whether Meyer will be sent for an MRI.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 11:17:00 AM

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2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
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3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Aaron Hicks
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RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
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10Ryan O'Rourke
11A.J. Achter