Prospect Berrios may not miss a start

Prospect Berrios may not miss a start

KANSAS CITY -- Top pitching prospect Jose Berrios left his start Tuesday night with shoulder tightness, according to Twins director of Minor League operations Brad Steil, but the early reports are that it was for precautionary reasons and that he could make his next start.

Berrios, ranked as the No. 38 overall prospect and Minnesota's No. 5 prospect by, exited his outing with Double-A New Britain after just 1 2/3 innings Tuesday.

The right-hander gave up three runs on four hits and two walks to get the loss in his fourth start at Double-A. The 20-year-old has a 4.58 ERA with 13 strikeouts and six walks in 19 2/3 innings at New Britain.

He was promoted from Class A Advanced Fort Myers in early July after posting a 1.96 ERA to go along with 109 strikeouts and 23 walks over 96 1/3 innings in 16 starts with the Miracle.

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