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Devin Smeltzer pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and no earned runs Sunday. He struck out one batter and earned his fifth win of the season against the Brewers.
Smeltzer was recently recalled from Triple-A and has worked as a reliever out of the Twins pen. The 26-year-old has a 3.71 ERA, .253 BAA, and a 2.11 K/BB ratio. Smeltzer had worked out of the rotation earlier in the season. With his role shifting to long-relief, he is not a viable fantasy option.
The Twins optioned Devin Smeltzer to Triple-A St. Paul on Sunday.
Minnesota needed to clear a roster spot for Chris Archer and Smeltzer was the casualty. The Twins don't need a fifth starter until August anyway and Smeltzer has struggled since the beginning of June, so there was every reason to give him a breather. Absent the Twins making a deal, expect him back with the team by mid-August.
Devin Smeltzer pitched three innings, allowing five hits, two walks, and two earned runs Friday. He struck out one White Sox and earned a no-decision.
Smeltzer has not made it out of the fourth inning in his last two starts. In 12 starts (4-2) he has a 4.02 ERA, .250 OBA, and a 5.31 K/9 ratio. Fantasy managers relying on Smeltzer should take a wait-and-see approach to see how he performs after the All-Star break.
Devin Smeltzer pitched 3 1/3 innings, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits and three walks, and registered two strikeouts. He earned a no-decision in the Twins loss to Texas on Saturday.
Smeltzer’s streak of three consecutive quality starts broken Saturday. He has 3.92 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and a .236 BABIP in 11 starts this season. Despite the rough outing, Smeltzer has been solid lately and is a decent option for fantasy managers moving forward.
Devin Smeltzer pitched six innings, allowing six hits, one walk, and three earned runs all on solo home runs. He earned the loss Sunday to the Orioles.
Smeltzer has been consistent for the Twins, pitching six innings in each of his last three starts. The 26-year-old has a 3.04 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, .224 batting average against, and a 1.92 BB/9 ratio. Despite today’s loss, Smeltzer provides solid fantasy value in plus matchups.