Lefthander Dietrich Enns, one of two pitchers traded to the Twins in exchange for lefthander Jaime Garcia on July 30, will be called up Thursday and will start against the Brewers.
Enns, who will make his major league debut, last pitched on Friday, when he held Syracuse to two runs over six innings on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts. His old high school, Lincoln-Way Central in Frankfort, Ill., congratulated Enns on twitter for his promotion to the majors.
Tremendous person, worker and player. Lincoln-Way Central baseball wishes the best of luck to @DietrichEnns when he gets his debut soon!— Knights Baseball (@LWCvarsity) August 9, 2017
Enns is on his regular schedule to start on Thursday. The Twins could push righthanders Kyle Gibson, Jose Berrios and Ervin Santana back a day in the rotation. Gibson now will pitch the first game of the Tigers series on Friday, with Berrios and Santana following.
This makes up for the loss of lefthander Adalberto Mejia, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday with a left arm brachalis strain.
Mejia left Tuesday's game in the third inning when he began feeling discomfort. Molitor gave Mejia credit for not trying to push through the soreness, which could have led to something worse.
Less than a week after trading with Atlanta for Garcia, the Twins flipped him to the Yankees for Enns and righthander Zack Littell. Enns throws in the low 90 miles per hour range with a change up and slider/curve hybrid.