Top Twins pitching prospect Jose Berrios has been promoted from Class AA Chattanooga to Class AAA Rochester, according to the Rochester Democrat Chronicle and other media outlets.
Berrios also tweeted about the promotion,which is expected to be officially announced later Tuesday.
Kevin Oklobzeja,who covers the Red Wings for the Rochester newspaper, offered up this bit of Berrios trivia: "He's so good that Coca-Cola distributed Coke bottles in Puerto Rico with his Twitter handle #JOlaMaquina. "The Machine." That's the nickname his personal trainer gave him because of his work ethic."
If Berrios makes his 2015 Rochester debut on Saturday, it would likely be against Philadelphia's top pitching prospect Aaron Nola, who is 3-0 with a 1.53 since he was called up to Class AAA Lehigh Valley.
In 15 starts at Chattanooga, Berrios was 8-3 with a 3.08 ERA. He was tied for the Southern League lead with 92 strikeouts in 90 2/3 innings.
Last season, the 21-year-old Berrios made one start for Rochester and gave up six runs on seven hits and three walks in three innings. He was the 32nd player taken inth 2012 amateur draft.
For more on Berrios from the Rochester newspaper's web site, click here.