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Twins | Glen Perkins bothered by back spasms

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:18:58 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (back) said he could "barely walk" and is unsure how he ended up with back spasms. He is out indefinitely and will not accompany the team on their upcoming road trip.

Fantasy Tip: Check back for further updates on Perkins' status. Kevin Jepsen will handle any save opportunities for the Twins in his absence and he should be owned in all fantasy formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - La Velle E. Neal III


Twins | Eddie Rosario has grand day Thursday

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:03:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Eddie Rosario hit a grand slam in a loss to the Chicago White Sox Thursday, Sept. 3. Rosario finished the game 1-for-4 with the home run and four RBI and is hitting .271 on the year.

Fantasy Tip: Rosario ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has quietly had a very productive season for the Twins and has earned an everyday outfield role. That could change with Aaron Hicks returning this weekend, but when Rosario is in the lineup, he continues to be an under-the-radar daily option worth considering.

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Twins | Aaron Hicks to be activated Friday

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:58:00 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (hamstring) will be activated from his rehab assignment Friday, Sept. 4, according to manager Paul Molitor. Hicks last played Aug. 19.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen how much Hicks ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) will play when he returns with Byron Buxton also in the picture, but Buxton continues to disappoint as a top prospect in his limited major league action. Hicks is at least worth a roster spot in AL-only leagues if he was previously dumped.

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Twins | Phil Hughes throws bullpen

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:09:44 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes (back) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session without setbacks Thursday, Sept. 3. He plans to throw another bullpen of around 40 to 45 pitches Sunday, Sept. 6, and then move to a simulated game next week. Hughes is still hoping he'll be able to return to the rotation before the end of the season, but he also noted that his back won't be fully healthy until the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Using a less-than 100% healthy Hughes ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) for what could be a handful of starts down the stretch in any fantasy format wouldn't be recommended.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger


Twins | Glen Perkins being rested

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:52:25 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (back) will be rested against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, Sept. 3, as he is being bothered by back spasms for the second time in a week. He also won't travel with the team to begin their series against the Houston Astros Friday, Sept. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Although Perkins is second in the American League with 32 saves this year, he also has an ERA of 2.68 and is limping toward the finish line. Don't rule out a stint on the DL this month if he can't get healthy soon. Kevin Jepsen should continue to serve as the closer with Perkins being rested, and he should be owned everywhere.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Twins | Kurt Suzuki resting

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:19:49 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 3. C Chris Herrmann draws the start behind the plate and is batting eighth against Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija.

Fantasy Tip: On a day with very few games for FantasyScore users, Herrmann ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) still remains an unattractive option, unless you want to load up on studs for the rest of your roster. He's hitting only .165 (15-for-91) with two home runs and 10 RBI in a backup role in 2015.

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Twins | Torii Hunter has day off

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:36:50 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is out of the lineup Thursday, Sept. 3, with OF Shane Robinson hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Sugar Shane ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't much of an option against Jeff Samardzija on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Miguel Sano out Thursday

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:35:40 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano (hamstring) is out of the lineup Thursday, Sept. 3, with 1B Kennys Vargas hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is a low-end option against Jeff Samardzija on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Jose Berrios won't join Minnesota

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:57:00 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Jose Berrios will not be recalled from Class AAA Rochester this season due to his hefty workload in the minors this year, according to general manager Terry Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Berrios is a top pitching prospect for the Twins, and he owns a 2.90 ERA with a 7.4 K/9 over 161 1/3 innings through two minor league stops this season. He is a stash candidate in deep keeper/dynasty formats, but he can be dropped in all one-year leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger


Twins | Miguel Sano nursing hamstring injury

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:09:07 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano (hamstring) has been nursing a mild right hamstring strain since Thursday, Aug. 27, and has been told by the coaching staff to take it easy on the base paths.

Fantasy Tip: The injury hasn't impacted Sano ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) at the dish, as the rookie is 6-for-14 with a double and two home runs over his past four games. Although, it is a bit of a downer in the long run for his fantasy value, especially if the injury lingers. Continue to check back for updates, but for the time being don't be scared to keep Sano in your seasonal lineups. It is a different story at FantasyScore, though, and you should view the slugger as a risky buy while playing injured.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger


Twins | Miguel Sano in rare territory

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:00:42 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano swatted a home run Tuesday, Sept. 1, against the Chicago White Sox, finishing 3-for-5 with the solo home run and two runs scored. He is the fourth player in the past 10 seasons to hit at least 14 homers through his first 50 career games.

Fantasy Tip: Sano ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) has emerged as a must-start FantasyScore option thanks to his mid-level price and power potential.

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Twins | Phil Hughes may throw

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:37:34 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes (back) may throw off a mound later this week, according to Twins manager Paul Molitor.

Fantasy Tip: Hughes ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has been on the disabled list since Aug. 10, so he is eligible to come off. The fact he has a back injury may be enough to make any fantasy owner skittish, so you may be better off throwing him out for the time being.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Twins | Ervin Santana pitches well at home

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:25:01 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana earned his first home victory at Target Field Sunday, Aug. 30, as the Twins beat the Houston Astros 7-5. It was Santana's 15th career game with double-digit strikeouts. He entered Sunday 0-1 with a 9.77 ERA in three starts at Target Field since returning from an 80-game suspension to start the season.

Fantasy Tip: It would have looked foolish to start Santana ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) in your lineup with that record, but he pretty much shut the Astros down. This might mean a shift in your thinking for Santana as far as when to start him.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Twins | Kurt Suzuki not playing

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:19:32 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Sunday, Aug. 30. C Chris Herrmann will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Suzuki ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup soon. Herrmann ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting only .172 this season and should not be a starting option.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball Press


Twins | Torii Hunter out of the lineup

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:06:26 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Sunday, Aug. 30. OF Shane Robinson will start in left field and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Hunter ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) should return to the lineup in the next game or two. Robinson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting .306 with three RBI this month and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Minnesota Twins Player News

Achter A.J. P
Adam Jason P
Alderson Tim RP
Arcia Oswaldo OF
Aselton Kyle P
Avery Xavier OF
Bailey Jeff 1B
Bard Luke P
Bargas Paul P
Basak Chris INF
Bazardo Yorman P
Beresford James SS
Bernier Doug INF
Berrios Jose SP
Betsill Matthew 3B
Blackburn Nick SP
Boyd Hudson P
Boyer Blaine RP
Boyer Brad INF
Brandon Eric P
Brown Matt B. INF
Bryant Patrick P
Burrt Landon OF
Buxton Byron OF
Chang Ray SS
Chargois J.T. P
Childress Daylan RP
Christian Jason SS
Christy Jeff C
Condrey Clay RP
Cotts Neal RP
Darnell Logan RP
De Los Santos Estarlin SS
De Vries Cole SP
Deminsky David P
Diaz Argenis SS
Diaz Lewin OF
Dickerson Joe OF
Dinkelman Brian OF
Dozier Brian 2B
Duensing Brian RP
Duffey Tyler SP
Duvall Mike RP
Escobar Eduardo SS
Estrada Horacio P
Farfan Alexander P
Farris Eric 2B
Fernandez Jair C
Fernandez Jorge C
Fien Casey RP
Florentino Yeison P
Floyd Jesse P
Fryer Eric C
Gaski Matt SS
Gault Joe P
Geiger Kyle C
Gibson Kyle SP
Gonzales Michael 1B
Gordon Nick SS
Graham J.R. SP
Gruver Steven RP
Hamburger Mark RP
Harrington Michael OF
Hart Jason INF
Hebert Robbie P
Hendrickson Ben SP
Hermsen B.J. P
Herrmann Chris C
Hicks Aaron OF
Hinojosa Jonatan INF
Hodges Trey RP
Hollimon Michael SS
Huber Justin 1B
Hughes Phil SP
Hunt Shooter P
Hunter Torii OF
Hurley Eric SP
Jacobson Brett P
Jay Tyler RP
Jean Miguel SS
Jepsen Kevin RP
Jewell Garrett RP
Jimerson Charlton OF
Jones Zach P
Jones Zachary P
Jorge Felix SP
Kelly Paul SS
Kepler Max OF
Killian Billy C
King Bradford C
Knudson Kyle C
Kvasnicka Mike C
Lahey Tim RP
Lawman Matt SS
Leger Jose C
Lehmann Danny C
Martin Alfredo INF
Martinez Jose SS
Mauer Billy P
Mauer Joe 1B
May Trevor SP
McCallum Derek 2B
McCardell Mike SP
McLemore Mark S. P
Melotakis Mason P
Meneses Heiker INF
Meyer Alex RP
Michael Levi SS
Miller Jason P
Milone Tommy SP
Minier Amaurys INF
Mitchell Jermaine OF
Molina Felix INF
Moses Matt 3B
Mousser Jeff P
Mullins Ryan P
Najac Greg C
Nelson Brad OF
Nelson Cole P
Nolasco Ricky SP
Nunez Eduardo SS
Nussbeck Mark P
O'Connor Mike SP
Oliveros Lester RP
Ortiz Daniel OF
Ortiz Darfi INF
Osterbrock Dan P
Palki Jeromy P
Pattee Ben INF
Pelfrey Mike SP
Perdomo Luis RP
Perkins Glen RP
Pettit Bo P
Pimentel Javier SS
Pineda Jeremias OF
Pinto Josmil C
Plouffe Trevor 3B
Polanco Jorge SS
Portes Juan OF
Poulson Brandon RP
Powell Christian P
Pressly Ryan RP
Prieto Alex 2B
Province Chris P
Pryor Stephen RP
Pugh Bruce RP
Pulido Carlos P
Quesada Michael C
Rahl Chris OF
Rainville Jay P
Ramirez Wilkin OF
Rams Danny C
Requena Jonathan INF
Richardson Sean C
Rizzotti Matt 1B
Robinson Mark OF
Robinson Shane OF
Rodriguez Jairo C
Rodriguez Reynaldo 1B
Rodriguez Reynaldo OF
Romero Josmir P
Rosario Eddie OF
Rutgers Paul OF
Salcedo Adrian P
Samuels Matt P
Sanchez Henry 1B
Sanchez Javier C
Sano Miguel 3B
Santana Danny SS
Santana Ervin SP
Sawatski Jay P
Sebastian Danny OF
Shibuya Tim SP
Sierra Eliel OF
Silva Mauricio P
Singleton Steve SS
Smith Curt 1B
Sobolewski Mark 3B
Sosa Oswaldo P
Stevens Jake P
Stewart Kohl P
Summers Matt P
Suzuki Kurt C
Tapia Roni 3B
Thomas John P
Thompson Aaron SP
Thorpe Lewis P
Tindall Nick C
Tintor Eli OF
Tolar Kevin RP
Tonkin Michael RP
Tootle Ben P
Torres Gabby C
Turner Stuart C
Turpen Daniel P
Vargas Kennys 1B
Vasquez Virgil SP
Velasquez Jon P
Villarreal Brayan RP
Waldrop Steven P
Walker II Adam Brett OF
Ward Zach P
Waring Brandon 3B
Watkins Tommy INF
West Kevin OF
Williams Reggie SS
Wimberly Corey OF
Wimmers Alex P
Wise Brendan P
Wood Tim RP
Woodard John 1B
Yersich Greg C
Ynoa Huascar P
Ynojoso Jonatan SS
Zarzuela Ezequiel P
Zink Charlie P

Allen Neil PC
Brunansky Tom TO
Cuellar Bobby TO
Glynn Gene TO
Guardado Eddie TO
Krivsky Wayne TO
Mientkiewicz Doug TO
Molitor Paul MAN
Perlozzo Sam TO
Radcliff Mike TO
Ryan Terry GM
Smith Bill TO
Steinbach Terry TO
Vavra Joe TO

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