Mike Pelfrey to the DL with a groin injury, Sam Deduno to the rotation
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Sam Deduno will join the rotation in place of Mike Pelfrey, who will be placed on the DL with a groin injury.
Ron Gardenhire said Friday that Pelfrey came into a meeting and reported the injury, despite saying he was healthy after Thursday's start.
Gardenhire said the confusion is because Pelfrey didn't want to make excuses for his poor performance.
Deduno made the team out of spring training in a bullpen role. He was one of the most effective starters for the Twins a season ago, and now apparently will be given a chance to earn a rotation spot.