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Twins to promote Jose Berrios

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Yesterday we posted about the Twins’ alleged lack of interest in bringing up top prospect Jose Berrios in the short term. Scratch that. They’re doing it. He’s being called up and will start for the Twins on Saturday.

Berrios did not impress in his partial season in the majors last year, posting a 8.02 ERA and walking everyone on the planet in 14 starts. He’s been fantastic at Triple-A Rochester so far this season, however, posting a 1.13 ERA with 39/8 K/BB ratio in 39.2 innings in his first six starts.

While the Twins could’ve gotten an extra year of control over him if they had waited until June 27 to call him up, they’ve got some serious rotation issues at the moment. They’re also contending, sitting in a tie for first place in the AL Central thanks, mostly, to a potent offense, so his arm would be a welcome addition.

Wilson Ramos suffers head injury on Ruben Tejada’s backswing

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Rays catcher Wilson Ramos had to exit Monday night’s game against the Orioles in the fifth inning after suffering a head injury. Ruben Tejada broke his bat on a ground out and the barrel hit Ramos in his helmet. Rich Dubroff reports that Ramos needed six staples to close a laceration on his head.

Ramos will continue to be evaluated under MLB’s concussion protocol. He may wind up on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Ramos, 29, entered Monday’s action batting .222/.259/.426 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 59 plate appearances. He was 0-for-2 before being replaced by Jesus Sucre.

Video: Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop turn a sweet 5-4-3 double play

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Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and second baseman Jonathan Schoop teamed up to turn an impressive 5-4-3 double play in the bottom of the first inning of Monday night’s game against the Rays.

Steven Souza, Jr. led off the frame with a single. Corey Dickerson struck out, bringing Evan Longoria to the dish. Longoria sharply grounded a 1-2 fastball from Kevin Gausman to Machado, who showcased his strong arm with a perfect feed to Schoop at the second base bag despite his momentum taking him towards into territory. Schoop made an off-balance throw to first to complete the twin-killing.

The Orioles took the lead in the top of the third when Adam Jones hit a solo home run off of Ian Snell.