Ago. 20 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 CST2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-The Minnesota Twins have sent struggling starting pitcher Nick Blackburn back to Triple-A Rochester and taken him off their 40-man roster. The move was made before Monday's game at Oakland. The Twins will replace him on the 25-man roster on Tuesday. Blackburn was scheduled to take the mound on Wednesday against the A's. Analisis: After a decent performance over his first two major league seasons, making 33 starts each in 2008 and 2009, Blackburn has regressed since signing a four-year, $14 million contract in 2010. He has a 7.39 ERA in 19 starts and 143 hits allowed in 98 2-3 innings. The right-hander is making $4.75 million this season and due $5.5 million in 2013.
Ago. 18 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 CST3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-Blackburn lasted 5 1-3 innings, allowing five earned runs and 11 hits in Friday's 5-3 loss to Seattle. Analisis: He has lost five consecutive decisions and has not won since June 22.
Ago. 6 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET11:54 ET15:54 GMT23:54 CST8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST11:24 AM VEN19:54 UAE10:54 AM CT-Blackburn was on the short end Sunday in a 6-4 loss at Boston. Analisis: Blackburn's road woes continued, giving up four runs on nine hits in five innings to fall to 17-35 in career road starts.
Julio 26 2:16 PM PT3:16 PM MT4:16 PM CT5:16 PM ET17:16 ET21:16 GMT5:16 CST2:16 PM MST4:16 PM EST4:46 PM VEN1:16 UAE (+1)4:16 PM CT-Blackburn (4-6) gave up a season-high eight runs and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings of Wednesday's 8-2 loss to the White Sox. Analisis: Blackburn has allowed five or more runs in eight of 15 starts.
Julio 21 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET12:53 ET16:53 GMT0:53 CST9:53 AM MST11:53 AM EST12:23 PM VEN20:53 UAE11:53 AM CT-Blackburn pitched 6 2-3 innings in Friday's 3-2, 11-inning win over the Royals. Analisis: Blackburn, who was just recalled from Triple-A Rochester, held the Royals to one run and seven hits, while walking none and striking out two. "I just finally put it all together,'' Blackburn said.
Mayo 17 9:16 AM PT10:16 AM MT11:16 AM CT12:16 PM ET12:16 ET16:16 GMT0:16 CST9:16 AM MST11:16 AM EST11:46 AM VEN20:16 UAE11:16 AM CT-Manager Ron Gardenhire said Thursday that Blackburn was going on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps. Analisis: Blackburn (quad) threw a bullpen on Saturday and will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.
Mayo 12 1:22 PM PT2:22 PM MT3:22 PM CT4:22 PM ET16:22 ET20:22 GMT4:22 CST1:22 PM MST3:22 PM EST3:52 PM VEN0:22 UAE (+1)3:22 PM CT-Blackburn earned his first 2012 win, 7-6 over Toronto on Friday. Analisis: Blackburn snapped a 13-start winless streak. He gave up five runs over five innings.
Abr. 25 1:51 PM PT2:51 PM MT3:51 PM CT4:51 PM ET16:51 ET20:51 GMT4:51 CST1:51 PM MST3:51 PM EST4:21 PM VEN0:51 UAE (+1)3:51 PM CT-Blackburn went down to defeat in Tuesday's 11-2 loss to Boston. Analisis: Blackburn gave up five runs and eight hits for the Twins.
Abr. 14 12:18 PM PT1:18 PM MT2:18 PM CT3:18 PM ET15:18 ET19:18 GMT3:18 CST12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST2:48 PM VEN23:18 UAE2:18 PM CT-Blackburn will miss his next start with shoulder stiffness. Analisis: He was expected to start Thursday after leaving his last start in the sixth inning, but the Twins are moving carefully. Anthony Swarzak would likely start in his place.
Abr. 10 2:42 PM PT3:42 PM MT4:42 PM CT5:42 PM ET17:42 ET21:42 GMT5:42 CST2:42 PM MST4:42 PM EST5:12 PM VEN1:42 UAE (+1)4:42 PM CT-Blackburn (0-1) was charged with five runs over six innings in Monday's 5-1 loss to the Angels. Analisis: Blakcburn, though, recorded 15 straight outs in one stretch and surrendered just five hits, a decent first start after two straight rough seasons.