Meyer to replace injured May at Futures Game

Meyer to replace injured May at Futures Game

SEATTLE -- Right-hander Trevor May is still sidelined with a strained right calf muscle, so he'll be replaced by fellow right-hander Alex Meyer in the Sirius/XM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday at Target Field.

May, ranked as the club's No. 11 prospect by, was placed on the 7-day Minor League disabled list by Triple-A Rochester on June 28. He was expected to be ready to make his return in time to participate in the Futures Game, but the injury has taken a bit longer than expected to heal. It's still considered a minor injury, as he's expected to be cleared to rejoin Rochester's rotation by as early as Sunday. The Twins, however, didn't want his return to come at the Futures Game.

"It was disappointing for Trevor May," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "He's had a very good year but had bad timing with a calf strain."

His teammate at Rochester, Meyer, will take his spot on the roster. Meyer, ranked as the No. 24 overall prospect by, has a 3.46 ERA with 93 strikeouts and 39 walks in 83 1/3 innings this year.

"He's had his ups and downs," Antony said. "He's had some tremendous games and had some where he's struggled with his command and couldn't get it going. But his last outing was very good and he had two or three before that weren't so good. So we're just looking for some consistency."

Meyer joins right-hander Jose Berrios and first baseman Kennys Vargas as Minnesota's representatives in the Futures Game. Berrios was promoted to Double-A Rochester on Monday.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.