Prospect Meyer shut down for rest of June

Twins right-hander recovering from shoulder fatigue

Prospect Meyer shut down for rest of June

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins right-hander Alex Meyer will be shut down from throwing for the rest of June as he tries to recover from shoulder fatigue.

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said the club has been close on a couple of occasions to get Meyer back on the mound since being sidelined following his demotion to Triple-A Rochester on May 3.

"He's been throwing the entire time," Ryan said before Saturday's 15-4 loss to the Red Sox. "He's been throwing and he's been throwing often. We thought we were close and it didn't go well. We're going to let him rehab without throwing and then ramp him back up."

Ranked by MLBPipeline.com as the Twins' No. 11 prospect, Meyer boasts a 1.04 ERA over 17 1/3 innings for the Red Wings with 19 strikeouts, but he owns a 12.27 ERA in 3 2/3 innings with Minnesota this season.

"The good news is there's no structural problem,"Ryan said, "but we're losing the summer. He's going to rest, then we'll have the ability to get him going again."

Kerry Walls is a contributor to MLB.com based in Minnesota. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.