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  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 31, 2014 - 12:25 AM

Meyer exits game early

Alex Meyer, rated as the top pitching prospect in the Twins’ system, “couldn’t get loose” while pitching for Class AAA Rochester on Saturday, a Twins official said, and was removed from the after recording only four outs. The move was “precautionary,” Twins director of minor leagues Brad Steil said via text.

The outing was likely Meyer’s final one of 2014, since the International League regular season ends on Monday. Meyer, generally limited to 80-85 pitches all season after suffering a shoulder injury in 2013, had been a candidate for promotion to the major leagues when rosters expand next month, but that’s unlikely after he faced only six batters in his final start against Buffalo.

Meyer, whose fastball is normally clocked at 95 mph or above, was hitting only 90 mph during his brief start.

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