Michael Pineda, on the 10-day injured list because of strained triceps, will be activated today by the Twins and will start tonight's game against the Rangers.

The Twins open a four-game series while leading the American League Central by a half-game over the Cleveland Indians.

Pineda is 7-5 with a 4.15 ERA and two stints on the injured list as the pitches his first season after Tommy John surgery.