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Top Matt Canterino News

  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Joins 40-man roster

    Canterino (elbow) was added to the Twins' 40-man roster Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Canterino underwent Tommy John surgery in August, but the Twins still opted to protect him from potentially being selected in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The 25-year-old had a 1.83 ERA across 34.1 innings for Double-A Wichita prior to the injury but will now be sidelined for 2023 while he rehabs from the procedure.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Needs Tommy John surgery

    Canterino (elbow) is set to undergo Tommy John surgery later this month, Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul reports.

    Before being shut down in late June with a right elbow strain, Canterino turned in a 1.83 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 50:22 K:BB over 34.1 innings. He made two rehab starts in the rookie-level Florida Complex League late last month before he was shut down again. With the Twins determining that surgery is now necessary for the right-hander, he'll miss the remainder of the 2022 campaign and likely all of the 2023 season.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Starts up rehab assignment

    Canterino (elbow) has struck out four while allowing one run on three hits and one walk in 2.2 innings between two appearances since beginning a rehab assignment Monday with the Twins' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate.

    Canterino has been shut down at Double-A Wichita since early June with a right elbow strain, but he should be ready to rejoin the affiliate within the next couple of weeks. Prior to being deactivated, the 24-year-old turned in a 1.83 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 50:22 K:BB over 34.1 innings for Wichita.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Ready for throwing program

    Canterino, who has been on Double-A Wichita's 7-day injured list since June 8 with a right elbow strain, is scheduled to resume a throwing program this week at the Twins' spring training site in Fort Myers, Fla., Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul reports.

    Canterino was cleared to resume throwing after meeting with renowned arm specialist Dr. Keith Meister a few days earlier. The right-hander was previously shut down in mid-August of last season with a strained elbow, so the Twins will more than likely have the 24-year-old build back up slowly in Florida. Canterino submitted a 1.83 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 50:22 K:BB across 34.1 innings for Wichita prior to landing on the shelf.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Placed on injured list

    Canterino was placed on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Wichita on Wednesday. He's battling elbow tendinitis, Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul reports.

    This is worrisome since a right elbow strain ended his 2021 season in mid-August, but Wolfson reports the team hopes he can return in two weeks. Canterino is one of Minnesota's top pitching prospects and looked impressive with a 1.83 ERA and 50:22 K:BB ratio in 34.1 innings at Double-A.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Rounding into form at Double-A

    Canterino has a 2.79 ERA with 14 strikeouts and eight walks over 9.2 innings in his first four starts at Double-A Wichita.

    Canterino has given up too many walks early in the season, but the more important thing is that he looks healthy after a right elbow strain ended his 2021 season in mid-August. He pitched just three innings in his last start as the team manages his workload on his way back from injury.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Shakes off elbow injury

    Canterino resumed throwing live bullpen sessions at the Twins' minor-league camp Feb. 25 and appears to have made a full recovery from the right elbow strain that ended his 2021 season in mid-August, Aaron Gleeman and Dan Hayes of The Athletic report.

    The same injury sidelined Canterino on two occasions in 2021, but both he and the Twins training staff seemed to be comfortable with his health heading into the upcoming season after he experienced no issues during his first live bullpen session in six months. A second-round draft choice of the Twins in 2019 following a prolific three-year college career at Rice, Canterino leaned on a mid-90s fastball and two plus off-speed offerings to generate excellent results in his first taste of full-season ball in 2021. Between stops at Low-A Fort Myers and High-A Cedar Rapids, the 24-year-old right-hander struck out 45 batters over 23 innings and held opposing hitters to a .125 average.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Back on injured list

    Canterino was placed on the 7-day minor-league injured list with a right elbow strain Saturday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    Canterino had been sidelined since May due to a right elbow strain, but he returned to action Sunday and allowed no hits and a walk while striking out eight in three innings at High-A Cedar Rapids. Unfortunately, it now appears he hasn't moved past the injury and will be forced to miss more time. It's not yet clear whether the right-hander is facing another lengthy absence.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Returns from injured list

    Canterino (elbow) returned from the injured list Saturday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    Canterino had been out since May with a strained right elbow. Prior to suffering the injury, he'd looked great in four starts for High-A Cedar Rapids, allowing just two earned runs in 18 innings while striking out an incredible 51.5 percent of the batters he faced.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Begins rehab assignment

    Canterino (elbow) struck out two over two perfect innings Sunday in a rehab start at Low-A Fort Myers.

    Canterino has been sidelined at High-A Cedar Rapids since late May with a right elbow strain, but he looks on track to return from the 7-day injured list in short order. The Twins may want to have Canterino get in one more tune-up outing at Low-A before slotting him back into the Cedar Rapids rotation.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Could return in August

    Canterino (elbow) is hoping to return to action sometime in August, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

    He has missed over two months with an elbow strain, but for now it seems the plan is for him to avoid surgery and get back on the mound this season. Canterino was dominant through four starts with High-A Cedar Rapids before suffering the injury, logging a 1.00 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 35:3 K:BB in 18 innings (four starts). While he has a very high ceiling, he is not out of the woods yet from a health standpoint.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Avoids structural damage

    Canterino has been diagnosed with right elbow inflammation after undergoing an MRI, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    The 23-year-old was placed on the 7-day injured list by High-A Cedar Rapids on Saturday, but he's not dealing with any structural issues with his elbow. It's unclear how long Canterino is expected to be sidelined, but it appears he's avoided a serious injury.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Out with elbow injury

    Canterino has been placed on the minor-league injured list with a strained right elbow, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Canterino is one of the Twins' more interesting pitching prospects. The 2019 second-round pick had gotten off to an excellent start through four outings for High-A Cedar Rapids, striking out an incredible 51.5 percent of opposing batters en route to a 1.00 ERA and 0.72 WHIP. The severity of his injury is not yet clear, but elbow issues are certainly never a good sign for a pitcher.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Dominating at High-A

    Canterino has a 1.00 ERA and 35 strikeouts with three walks over 18 innings in his first four starts for High-A Cedar Rapids.

    Canterino was the Twins' second-round pick in the 2019 first-year player draft, and spent some time last season at the alternate training site for developmental purposes. As a 23-year old pitcher out of college, he could advance quickly if he continues to dominate at High-A.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Invited to big-league camp

    The Twins announced Monday that Canterino will receive an invitation to big-league spring training as a non-roster invitee.

    Canterino, Trevor Larnach, Royce Lewis and Aaron Sabato are among the Twins' higher-rated prospects who will get a look with the big club this spring. A 2019 second-round draft pick, Canterino hasn't pitched above the Low-A level, so he won't be a serious candidate to break camp with the Twins. Since the 23-year-old had high-level college experience at Rice before being drafted, the Twins could still choose to move him through their system more aggressively than most of their other recently-drafted pitchers. Look for the Twins to assign him to High-A Cedar Rapids or Double-A Wichita to begin the 2021 campaign after he lost out on development time in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor-league season.

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  • Twins' Matt Canterino: Added to player pool

    Canterino was added to the Twins' 60-man roster Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Canterino was the Twins' second-round pick in the 2019 first-year player draft, and he'll get to finish the season at the alternate training site for developmental purposes. It's highly unlikely that he'll be considered for a major-league roster spot in 2020.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 222 lbs
Birthplace: Southlake, TX
Age: 25
School: Rice
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, R