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De Vries not worrying about future with team

MINNEAPOLIS -- Cole De Vries doesn't know how long his current stint on the Twins' big league roster will last, but he's trying not to worry about it.

The rookie right-hander is currently in his third stint with the club this year. His seventh outing of the season on Saturday was also his worst as Oakland battered him for a season-worst seven runs, five of which came from three home runs.

"I really try to not put anything into [how long I'll be here] because then it's going to put so much added pressure on myself," he said. "I think it's very hard to pitch when you put more pressure on than there should be."

Still, unlike his second stint -- which saw him allow only one run in six innings against the Royals in his only start -- De Vries will have at least one more start this time to make another impression as he's slated to get the ball on Wednesday against Baltimore.

De Vries is 2-2 with a 4.37 ERA, though he entered Saturday's game with a 3.00 ERA. His previous start, conversely, was his best. He threw seven shutout innings against the Rangers on July 8.

"I've had a few good outings -- my last ones," he said. "This is just one of those outings that wasn't very good. We all have them. That's why I'm going to try to make my next one as good as I can."

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MIN Full Game Coverage NEAPOLIS -- Cole De Vries doesn't know how long his current stint on the Twins' big league roster will last, but he's trying not to worry about it.

The rookie right-hander is currently in his third stint with the club this year. His seventh outing of the season on Saturday was also his worst as Oakland battered him for a season-worst seven runs, five of which came from three home runs.

"I really try to not put anything into [how long I'll be here] because then it's going to put so much added pressure on myself," he said. "I think it's very hard to pitch when you put more pressure on than there should be."

Still, unlike his second stint -- which saw him allow only one run in six innings against the Royals in his only start -- De Vries will have at least one more start this time to make another impression as he's slated to get the ball on Wednesday against Baltimore.

De Vries is 2-2 with a 4.37 ERA, though he entered Saturday's game with a 3.00 ERA. His previous start, conversely, was his best. He threw seven shutout innings against the Rangers on July 8.

"I've had a few good outings -- my last ones," he said. "This is just one of those outings that wasn't very good. We all have them. That's why I'm going to try to make my next one as good as I can."

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