Testing on Tyler Mahle's pitching shoulder has uncovered no structural damage, the Twins announced Thursday, and the righthander apparently will not require a stint on the injured list.
Mahle, acquired in a four-player trade with Cincinnati on Aug. 2, left Wednesday's start against Kansas City in the third inning with shoulder fatigue, and a magnetic resonance imaging test was ordered. Mahle spent two weeks on the injured list with the Reds in July but had shown no signs of discomfort during his first two starts with the Twins.
The 27-year-old's next start is scheduled for Tuesday in Houston, though the Twins have yet to confirm that he will make that start. He has thrown 118 2⁄3 innings this season and could miss his next start in order to give his shoulder more time to recover.
The Twins open a four-game series with Texas at Target Field on Friday night.
Twins sign Jewell
The Twins claimed pitcher Jake Jewell off waivers from Cleveland and assigned him to St. Paul.
The 29-year-old righthander was 2-2 with a 2.49 ERA with the Columbus Clippers, Cleveland's Class AAA farm team. He has pitched in 31 major league games.
Jewell started the 2021 season with the Cubs, where he was 0-2 with a 9.90 ERA in 10 games. Chicago designated him for assignment on Aug. 28 and he was claimed by the Dodgers; after they waived him, he was claimed by the Giants.
He signed a minor league deal with Cleveland in March.
He made his major league debut in 2018 with the Angels, who drafted him in the fifth round in 2014 out of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.