Twins place Kenta Maeda on 10-day IL with adductor strain

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CLEVELAND — The Minnesota Twins placed pitcher Kenta Maeda on the 10-day injured list with a right adductor strain.

Maeda was pulled before the sixth inning against Cleveland. The right-hander allowed three runs and three hits in five innings while striking out six. Maeda was bothered by the injury in previous starts, so the Twins decided to shut him down.

“It’s definitely something that’s the right move,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. “It’s going to give him the opportunity to get strong. His stuff has been down most likely related to what he’s dealing with.”

Maeda is 2-2 with a 5.27 ERA in nine starts. Infielder Nick Gordon was called up from Triple-A St. Paul.

Maeda joins an extensive list of injured players for the Twins, who are last in the AL Central. Designated hitter Nelson Cruz was out of the lineup again after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch. Infielder Jorge Polanco (ankle) remains sidelined and outfielder Byron Buxton (hip) is on the injured list.

Second baseman Luis Arraez was in the lineup after injuring his right shoulder sliding into second base. He remained in the game and was cleared to play after arriving at the ballpark.

Twins place Kenta Maeda on 10-day IL with adductor strain originally appeared on NBCSports.com