The Twins will activate starting pitcher Michael Pineda from the 10-day injured list before tonight's game against Texas.  Pineda will start tonight's game instead of Devin Smeltzer likely pushing Smeltzer to a bullpen role.  Randy Dobnak is likely to be optioned to triple-A Rochester to make room from Pineda.

Pineda is 7-5 with a 4.15 ERA.  He was placed in the 10-day injured list with a strained triceps muscle.