Twins bump Berrios up to Triple-A Rochester

Club's No. 4 prospect scheduled to make first start with affiliate on Friday

Twins bump Berrios up to Triple-A Rochester

CINCINNATI -- After a strong showing at Double-A Chattanooga, Twins No. 4 prospect Jose Berrios was promoted to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

Berrios, ranked as the No. 26 overall prospect by MLBPipeline.com, went 8-3 with a 3.08 ERA in 15 starts with Chattanooga. The 21-year-old struck out 92, walked 24 and allowed six homers in 90 2/3 innings.

Berrios will make his first start with Rochester on Friday, replacing right-hander Ervin Santana in the rotation for the Red Wings. Santana made his final rehab start with Rochester on Tuesday, and he is lined up to return from his 80-game suspension on Sunday.

Berrios is also set to represent the Twins in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will take place on July 12 at Great American Ball Park. Berrios, a Puerto Rico native, will pitch for the World Team.

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Worth noting

Shane Robinson was scratched from Minnesota's lineup shortly before the start of Tuesday's game due to illness. Robinson was slated to start in left field and bat eighth. Danny Santana replaced Robinson, but started in center field with Eddie Rosario moving from center to left field. The game was delayed by rain at the start for 2 hours and 1 minute.

• Reliever Nick Burdi, who was projected as a player who could be fast-tracked to the Majors after being selected in the second round of the 2014 Draft, was demoted from Double-A to Class A Advanced Fort Myers. Burdi, whose fastball can reach 100 mph, posted a 5.93 ERA with 33 strikeouts and 22 walks in 30 1/3 innings. Burdi is ranked as the No. 8 prospect in Minnesota's organization, according to MLBPipeline.com.

Suzuki gets shaken up

• Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki, who was hit in the throat on a warmup pitch from reliever Ryan Pressly in Monday's 11-7 loss, remained in the lineup Tuesday. But manager Paul Molitor said he plans on giving Suzuki the day off on Wednesday with Chris Herrmann getting the start behind the plate.

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