Twins’ Graham goes on DL day after 1st major league win, Boyer activated

Twins pitcher J.R. Graham went 1-1 with a 5.15 ERA in 34 games, including one start for Minnesota.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Minnesota Twins have put right-hander J.R. Graham on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation one day after he earned his first major league win.

Minnesota also reinstated reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day DL prior to Wednesday night’s game against Tampa Bay. Boyer had missed 15 games due to right elbow inflammation.

Graham gave up one run over two-thirds of an inning in the Twins’ 11-7 victory over the Rays on Tuesday night. The Rule 5 draft pick went 1-1 with a 5.15 ERA in 34 games, including one start.

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Graham experienced shoulder stiffness during Tuesday’s game.

"We’re going to give Graham a couple weeks to get that thing to calm down," Molitor said. "We hope it’s nothing major. Our doctors will look at it when we get back to Minneapolis."

Boyer was 2-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 51 games before going on the DL.