De Vries happy with results of rookie season

De Vries happy with results of rookie season

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins right-hander Cole De Vries said Friday that he's frustrated he'll miss the rest of the season with a cracked rib but that he's happy with the way his rookie season went.

De Vries, who was hit by a line drive in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Indians, underwent an MRI on Thursday and found out he cracked a rib. But he took the news in stride, as he knew something was wrong.

"I'm glad they did find something, because four days after the impact, I still was feeling the same, and things didn't seem like they were progressing the way they should," De Vries said. "So I was glad. I would have been very confused had it come back negative."

De Vries finishes his season as a pleasant surprise for the Twins, as he recorded five wins and a 4.11 ERA in 16 starts and one relief appearance. De Vries, who was signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Minnesota in 2006, also struck out 58 and walked 18 in 87 2/3 innings.

"In quick retrospect, I'm just pretty pleased with the way everything's gone," De Vries said. "I feel like I've shown well for myself. There were a few low spots in there, but I'd really say there were more high spots."