After lasting all of 0.2 innings in his start last night, the Twins have optioned Jose Berrios back down to AAA. Berrios made four starts in his major league stint, posting a 10.20 ERA and 20 strikeouts over 15 innings. Last night he gave up seven earned runs, including a home run on his very first pitch, and couldn't even make it out of the first inning.
Considering the Twins are going nowhere fast this season, sending Berrios down is for the best. He struggled with control issues in spring training and he's struggling with them now in the majors.
The Twins have recalled pitcher Taylor Rogers to take Berrios's place on the roster, but it's not clear he will be added to the rotation. Rogers was briefly called up in April and made one relief appearance for the Twins in which he pitched 0.2 innings and gave up no runs, which is better than seven runs, if you want to try and be optimistic about something. Since being sent back to AAA, however, Rogers has made two starts and posted a 5.06 ERA.
If the Twins decide to place Taylor Rogers in the bullpen, they could slide Pat Dean into the starting rotation. He basically started last night anyway.