Ryan and Gray of the Twins are expected to return against the Mariners

Ryan and Gray of the Twins are expected to return against the Mariners

As the Minnesota Twins set their pitching matchups for a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners, Sonny Gray and Joe Ryan will return to the mound this week.

Ryan has been in the hospital since May 25 after testing positive for COVID-19. This season, the rookie right-hander has a 5-2 record with a 2.28 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in eight starts.

Ryan will make his return against Logan Gilbert on Tuesday, after Chris Archer faces Chris Flexen in Monday’s opener.

Gray will make his return against Marco Gonzales on Wednesday night, which is good news for the Twins.

Getting two starters back in the lineup will be huge for the Twins as they continue to navigate injuries. Bailey Ober (groin) and Josh Winder (shoulder) remain on the injured list and their depth has been tested after Chris Paddack underwent Tommy John Surgery.

Gray has posted a 4-1 record with a 2.41 ERA but is wrapping up his second stint on the injured list. The right-hander went on the list with a groin injury on April 16 and went 3-0 with a 1.65 ERA in five starts before injuring his pectoral muscle on May 29.

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