Minnesota Twins Pitcher To Be Built Up As Starter

He'll get a chance as a starter.

Minnesota Twins will reportedly develop pitcher Josh Winder as a starter during spring training.

Winder opened last season in a long relief role and impressed, leading to him earning several stints in the rotation.

Over his first seven games and three starts, Winder recorded a solid 3.68 ERA before he was forced to miss a month due to right shoulder impingement syndrome.

He struggled with shoulder issues the rest of the season, leading to a total ERA of 4.70, a 1.30 WHIP, with 47 strikeouts across 67 innings of work. He made 11 starts, four relief appearances and held a 4-6 record.

The twenty-six-year-old will be given the opportunity to win the fifth starting spot this spring.

Winder is a former seventh-round pick by the Twins in the 2018 MLB Draft.
Photo Credit:  Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports