Former St. John’s baseball standout Cody Stashak placed on Injured List

Former St. John's baseball standout Cody Stashak pitches for the Minnesota Twins. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Former St. John's baseball standout Cody Stashak pitches for the Minnesota Twins. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

Former St. John’s baseball standout pitcher Cody Stashak has been placed on the 10-Day Injured List for the Minnesota Twins with a back injury.

One of the best pitchers from the Minnesota Twins has found his way to the Injured List as the organization has placed Cody Stashak on the 10-Day IL.

Stashak’s injury is officially listed lower back inflammation and his time on the IL is retroactive to August 12.

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While it’s unclear when the injury first presented itself, the ailment came to a head following one of the best outings of the shortened season for the former Red Storm standout as 26-year old responded from three hits, three runs, and one walk with striking out the side on just 12 pitches.

The appearance in which Stashak surrenders his only runs of the season came on August 8 against the Kansas City Royals and his major bounce back performance was on August 11 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Minnesota’s corresponding move to placing Cody Stashak on the Injured List was recalling infielder Ildemaro Vargas.

In this shortened 60-game Major League Baseball season, the New Jersey native has made six appearances, throwing seven innings, with a 3.86 ERA.

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Stashak has allowed five hits and just those three runs against the Royals while striking out a total of ten batters this year and walking just two as opposing hitters are only batting .192 against the former Johnnie.

Derek Falvey, the President of Baseball Operations of the Minnesota Twins, said on a conference call to reporters that Stashak has been dealing with this injury for a majority of the season and the reason for placing him on the IL was to give him a bit of a break and hope the rest is able to correct the small issue.

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The Twins currently lead the Cleveland Indians by one game in the American League Central Division as Minnesota will wrap up a four game series with the Royals on Monday evening.