Twins activate Pineda, send down Smeltzer
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.