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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Stays in Minnesota

    Moran (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Nov. 20, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    The left-handed reliever was non-tendered by the Twins last month but winds up remaining in the organization. Moran recently underwent Tommy John surgery which will sideline him until 2025.

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  • Jovani Moran: Cut loose by Minnesota

    Moran (forearm) was non-tendered by the Twins on Friday, reports.

    Moran landed on the injured list in late August with a forearm strain. He logged a 5.31 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 48 strikeouts in 42.1 innings with the big club.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Moves to 60-day IL

    The Twins recalledMoran (forearm) from Triple-A St. Paul on Sunday and transferred him to the 60-day injured list.

    While pitching for St. Paul, Moran suffered a left forearm strain in late August and was placed on the affiliate's 7-day IL. Though Moran was recalled from the minors prior to being transferred to the 60-day IL, the transaction was strictly for the purpose of opening up a spot on the 40-man roster for Chris Paddack (elbow), who was reinstated from the 60-day IL. Moran will miss the rest of the season, but so long as he avoids offseason surgery on his forearm, he should be fully cleared for the start of spring training.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Out with forearm injury

    Moran was placed on the 7-day IL at Triple-A St. Paul with a left forearm strain. "It doesn't sound like he'll be back any time soon. We'll see what the next few weeks hold," Saints pitching coach Pete Larson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

    Moran would have been a candidate to join the Twins when rosters expand in September, but it sounds like this injury could end his season.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Sent to minors

    Moran was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Sunday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Moran recorded nine holds early in the season for Minnesota but will head down to Triple-A after giving up six runs in his past four outings. Brent Headrick was recalled from St. Paul in a corresponding move.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Takes second loss

    Moran (0-2) took the loss in Thursday's 8-4 defeat the hands of the Tigers. He allowed three runs on three hits with one strikeout over one inning.

    The 26-year-old made his mess in the fifth inning, highlighted by Javier Baez's two-run triple that tied the game at 4-4. Moran had allowed just one run over his previous 11 appearances (10.2 innings), while Thursday's outing was the first time he'd given up more than one run since April 18. His ERA is now up to 4.50 with a 1.43 WHIP and 31:14 K:BB across 28 innings while working in middle relief for the Twins.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Blows save in extra innings

    Moran (0-1) blew a save chance in the 10th inning and took the loss Tuesday against the Red Sox. He allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and one walk while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning.

    Moran was called on to finish the game after Minnesota's top bullpen arms (Jorge Lopez, Griffin Jax, Jhoan Duran) had been used earlier in a tie game. Moran has struggled this season by allowing six earned runs in seven innings (7.71 ERA). Although he has nine strikeouts, he also has five walks. Moran struggled with walks in the minors before improving his control last season (11% walk rate), so his slow start is a concern.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Walks an issue this spring

    Moran threw a scoreless inning with two walks in Tuesday's spring training win over Tampa Bay. He's thrown four scoreless innings with four walks this spring. Moran reached 98 mph on the radar gun while pitching for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, reports.

    Moran gave up one earned run with five strikeouts and two walks in 2.2 innings in the WBC. Moran improved in his second season in the majors to become an impact reliever in the Minnesota bullpen due to his strikeout rate (32.9% in 2022). A big part of his success last season was due to improving his control (allowing just a 11% walk rate from 18.4% in 2021). His six walks in 6.2 innings between the two teams this spring is thus a concern. However, he's set to begin the season as a second lefty setup man in the Minnesota bullpen.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Back in big leagues

    The Twins recalled Moran from Triple-A St. Paul on Sunday.

    One day after being sent down to the minors to clear room on the 28-man active roster for starter Tyler Mahle's return to the rotation, Moran will be back with the Twins after Mahle was sent back to the IL upon suffering a recurrence of right shoulder inflammation in Saturday's 13-0 loss to the White Sox. Aaron Sanchez is likely the top candidate to replace Mahle in the rotation, while Moran presumably serves as a long man or middle-relief option for Minnesota. Moran thrived in his most recent appearance for the Twins on Wednesday, striking out five while allowing one run on three hits over three innings in a relief appearance against Boston.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Sent down Saturday

    Moran was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    Moran rejoined the Twins' bullpen Monday but made just one relief appearance during his stint with the big-league club. He allowed a run on three hits and no walks while striking out five in three innings Wednesday against the Red Sox but will head back to the minors after Tyler Mahle (shoulder) was reinstated from the injured list Saturday.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Recalled Monday

    Moran was recalled from Triple-A St. Paul on Monday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Moran was sent to the minors in early August but will rejoin the major-league bullpen after Devin Smeltzer was optioned to Triple-A on Monday. Moran has posted a 1.93 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 23.1 innings over 20 major-league relief appearances this year.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Sent to Triple-A

    Moran was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Moran has been effective out of the Twins' bullpen this year, posting a 1.93 ERA, 31:15 K:BB and 1.20 WHIP in 23.1 innings over 20 appearances. However, he'll head to the minors since Tyler Mahle is slated to join the active roster after being traded from Cincinnati to Minnesota.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Shakes off calf issue

    Moran (calf) struck out four in a perfect two-inning appearance out of the bullpen in Friday's 6-2 loss to the White Sox.

    Moran had been nursing a bruised right calf coming out of his most recent appearance Tuesday against the Brewers, but he avoided a trip to the injured list and was flawless in his return. Unless he's used out of the bullpen in Sunday's series finale with the White Sox, Moran will head into the All-Star break with a 1.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP to go with 27 strikeouts across 18 innings with the big club this season.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Suffers bruised calf in appearance

    Moran struck out a batter and worked around a hit over 1.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Brewers before he was lifted from the contest with a bruised right calf, Dave Campbell of the Associated Press reports.

    The injury is considered a minor concern and doesn't look to be anything that will keep Moran unavailable for more than a day or two. The 25-year-old lefty lowered his season ERA to 1.13 with the scoreless showing Tuesday.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Called up from minors

    The Twins recalled Moran from Triple-A St. Paul on Sunday.

    Minnesota will add the right-hander to the bullpen as a replacement for Joe Smith, who was placed on the 15-day injured list with upper trapezius tightness. Though Smith has been one of the Twins' top setup men this season, Moran is likely to be deployed in lower-leverage spots while he's up with the big club.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Sent to St. Paul

    The Twins optioned Moran to Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday.

    The transaction clears room on the 26-man active roster for right-hander Sonny Gray (pectoral), who was activated from the 15-day injured list in advance of his scheduled start Wednesday in Seattle. During his two-and-a-half-week-long stay with the big club, Moran made five appearances in relief and collected one save while striking out 10 in 7.2 innings and giving up two earned runs on five hits and seven walks.

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  • Twins' Jovani Moran: Notches first save

    Moran earned a one-out save while allowing one hit in Sunday's win over Toronto.

    Moran entered the game to preserve a two-run lead after Tyler Duffey coughed up a three-run homer in the ninth. He allowed a single to George Springer before forcing a Bo Bichette groundout to end the contest. The 25-year-old has 12 punchouts through 6.2 shutout frames at the MLB level this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 167 lbs
Birthplace: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Age: 27
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, L