Twins recall Hendriks to start Wednesday vs A’s

The Minnesota Twins have recalled rookie Liam Hendriks from

Triple-A Rochester to take the rotation spot opened when fellow

right-hander Nick Blackburn was demoted to the minor league

club.

The Twins announced Hendriks will start Wednesday in Oakland,

where Blackburn was originally scheduled to face the Athletics.

Hendriks made eight starts over two previous stints this season

with the Twins, but only two of them lasted at least six innings

with three runs allowed or fewer. His ERA is 7.04, with 10 home

runs surrendered in 38 1-3 innings. The 23-year-old Australian had

a 6.17 ERA over four starts in 2011 with the Twins.

That’s a stark contrast from the way he’s pitched for the Red

Wings. He’s 9-3 with a 2.20 ERA in 16 starts.