Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:19:32 -0800
Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas, who hit .274/.316/.456 with nine home runs, 10 doubles and 38 RBI in 53 games last year, is looking to build on his numbers in 2015. He's expected to be the team's everyday designated hitter this year, but he wants to improve on some things offensively, mainly because he struck out 63 times and walked just 12 times in 234 plate appearances. He made it a point to work on plate patience this offseason while playing winter ball in Puerto Rico. Vargas led the winter league with 33 walks and had just 30 strikeouts. Vargas was also serious about his conditioning in the winter, and he worked to improve his agility.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:27:40 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas is slashing .330/.360/.515 with 17 runs, four home runs and 23 RBIs in 25 games since his major league debut Friday, Aug. 1.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:34:44 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas and OF Jordan Schafer are making their debuts with the team against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Fantasy Tip: Both Vargas and Schafer present nice discounts in daily fantasy games against the Friars tonight. For season-long leagues, Vargas isn't a bad investment in AL-only leagues for the rest of the season.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:32:40 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas' call-up is more of a long-term plan, unless he fails miserably.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:23:45 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas was recalled from Double-A New Britain.
Fantasy Tip: As noted in his previous update, Vargas could be a deep-league asset on the chance the power he displayed at Double-A shines through.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:08:02 -0700
Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Kennys Vargas will be called up from Double-A New Britain.
Fantasy Tip: The switch-hitter is having a standout year at New Britain with a .281 BA, 17 HRs and 63 RBIs in 356 at-bats. He's an AL-only grab with deep-mixed potential who could find himself in the lineup at least a few times per week.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:41:06 -0700
The Minnesota Twins optioned Ps Logan Darnell, Edgar Ibarra, Brooks Raley and Trevor May to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, March 9. In addition, 1B Kennys Vargas was sent to Double-A New Britain, and INF Jorge Polanco and OF Max Kepler were optioned to Class A Fort Myers (FSL). The Twins also reassigned Ps Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros and Yohan Pino; Cs Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch and Stuart Turner; OFs Byron Buxton and Chris Rahl and IF Miguel Sano to their minor league camp.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:29:04 -0800
The Minnesota Twins invited non-roster players SS James Beresford, OF Jermaine Mitchell, RP Lester Oliveros, OF Wilkin Ramirez, C Daniel Rohlfing, 3B Deibinson Romero and SP Aaron Thompson to spring training. The team also signed SP Deolis Guerra to a minor-league contract Wednesday, Nov. 20, and invited him to spring training. The team also selected the contracts of OF Max Kepler and SS Jorge Polanco from Class A Cedar Rapids, and selected the contract of P Logan Darnell from Triple-A Rochester and 1B Kennys Vargas from Class A Fort Myers.
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:48:46 -0700
Chicago Cubs C Luis Flores, Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas and free-agent P Emanuel Ramirez were all suspended for violating MLB's drug policy Thursday, Aug. 11. All three players received 50-game suspensions.