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Twins' Mike Pelfrey to 15-day DL

Updated: June 23, 2013, 12:07 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Minnesota right-hander Mike Pelfrey has been scratched from Sunday's start against Cleveland because of back strain and placed on the 15-day disabled list.

His back stiffened while running during batting practice Saturday. Pelfrey is 3-6 with a 6.11 ERA in 14 starts.

Left-hander Pedro Hernandez has been called up from Triple-A Rochester and will pitch instead. He drove from Louisville, Ky., where Rochester is playing and arrived in Cleveland at 4 a.m. Sunday.

He ...

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