Twins activate Pineda, send down Smeltzer

              Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda throws against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 27, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

The Minnesota Twins activated Michael Pineda from the injured list on Friday. To make room on the 25-man roster, Devin Smeltzer was sent to Triple-A Rochester.

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Pineda, who went to the IL with right knee tendinitis, will start in Detroit on Friday for the Twins. In 11 starts this season, Pineda is 4-3 with a 5.34 ERA. In 59 innings he has 11 walks and 50 strikeouts.

Smeltzer made two starts for the Twins, going 0-1 with a 3.65 ERA and three walks and nine strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings.