KANSAS CITY -- As expected, right-hander Liam Hendriks will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester to start Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
It'll be the third start with the Twins this year for Hendriks, who made the Opening Day roster and had a 4.66 ERA in two starts before being optioned to Triple-A. Hendriks posted a 5.12 ERA in 14 starts with Rochester, but he has fared better recently with a 4.10 ERA over his last eight outings.
"He's been the most consistent," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "He wasn't very good his last start, but six of his last eight have been pretty good. So, he was the logical guy. He's been up here before. And we don't have a lot of options to be honest. But he's been pitching better."
The Twins won't need to make a corresponding move, as both teams will have a 26th player available to them, per MLB's Collective Bargaining Agreement, because of the doubleheader. Rookie right-hander Kyle Gibson will start the first game of the twin bill.
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