CLEVELAND — Minnesota right-hander Mike Pelfrey has been scratched from Sunday's start against Cleveland because of back strain and placed on the 15-day disabled list.
His back stiffened while running during batting practice Saturday. Pelfrey is 3-6 with a 6.11 ERA in 14 starts.
Left-hander Pedro Hernandez has been called up from Triple-A Rochester and will pitch instead. He drove from Louisville, Ky., where Rochester is playing and arrived in Cleveland at 4 a.m. Sunday.
He has made eight appearances with the Twins this season, going 2-1 with a 5.85 ERA. Hernandez started against the Indians on May 3 and allowed five runs in 5 1-3 innings in a no-decision.
|Chicago WSox - WP: R. Belisario||7||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: J. Soria||4|
|Colorado - LP: P. Hernandez||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta||3|
|St. Louis - WP: S. Miller||6||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne||2|
|Philadelphia||7||Bottom 6th Inning|
|LA Angels||0||Top 7th Inning|
|Seattle||4||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Cincinnati||3||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Minnesota||2||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Toronto||2||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Pittsburgh - J. Locke||8:40 PM|
|Arizona - J. Collmenter|
|Atlanta - J. Teheran||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - C. Kershaw|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Edmonton||8/8/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||8/8/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/9/14 6:30 PM|
|Atlanta||54||3rd Qtr 4:45|
|Phoenix||44||3rd Qtr 5:00|
|New York||49||3rd Qtr 5:06|