The Minnesota Twins have been rolling lately, riding the highs of a six-game winning streak. Unfortunately, Wednesday afternoon provided an update that will bring Minnesota and their fans back down to Earth. Ahead of the Twins game against the Detroit Tigers, the club received news of an unfortunate setback on talented starting pitcher Joe Ryan, as reported by Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic.

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Per Gleeman, Ryan has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list. The 25-year-old was scheduled to take the mound on Thursday against the Kansas City Royals, but, in an unfortunate twist ahead of the game against the Tigers, will be unable to take the ball.

Ryan, who is technically in his first full season in the big leagues, has been outstanding for the Twins in 2022, pitching to a 5-2 record with a 2.28 ERA and a 42:14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 43 1/3 innings pitched.

The former no. 11 prospect in the Tampa Bay Rays' system, Ryan arrived in Minnesota via the Nelson Cruz trade in 2021.

It's unclear how much time he'll miss on the COVID-19 injured list. The Twins announced that they recalled left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer to replace Ryan on the 26-man roster.

Smeltzer is expected to take the ball for the Twins on Thursday.