Twins select Pino, place Nunez on 15-day DL, Pelfrey to 60-day DL
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins officially have selected Yohan Pino's contract, the team announced Thursday. If Thursday's game is not washed out by the rain, Pino is scheduled to make his Major League debut.
To make room on the active roster, the Twins placed Eduardo Nunez (right hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list. Mike Pelfrey was transfered from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL to make room for Pino on the 40-man roster.
Pino will wear No. 63, according to the Twins.
Pino struck out 61 batters and walked 16 in 61 innings for Triple-A Rochester. The 30-year old from Venezuela may not be considered a top prospect, but his minor league numbers are impressive. He is known more for his breaking pitches than his fastball, which sits in the upper-80s. Pino has two complete game shutouts this season.