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Athletics | Mark Canha sitting vs. Twins

Wed, 06 May 2015 14:31:22 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Mark Canha is not in the starting lineup against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Canha ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is in risk of losing playing time now that Coco Crisp is healthy. Canha, a 26-year-old rookie, is just 15-for-55 over his past 16 games, and while there is a little pop (three home runs during span), Canha could quickly land in a platoon situation. His value could be on a quick decline in seasonal formats.

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Twins | Eduardo Nunez placed on DL

Tue, 05 May 2015 21:23:51 -0700

The Minnesota Twins placed SS Eduardo Nunez (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 5, due to a strained left oblique. The move is retroactive to April 30. The team purchased the contract of INF Doug Bernier from Triple-A Rochester.

Fantasy Tip: Nunez ($1,600; 3.2% of cap) is only worth using as a salary saver in FantasyScore when he is healthy.

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Twins | Torii Hunter's bat warming up

Tue, 05 May 2015 04:57:45 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is 9-for-22 in his last five games.

Fantasy Tip: Hunter ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is having a better time at the plate, and he's facing a strong pitching team in the Oakland Athletics. At this low cost he makes for a decent option as long as the numbers keep coming.

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Twins | Joe Mauer pulling the ball more

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:58:34 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer has never been much of a pull hitter in his career, with just 344 of his 1,540 hits (22.3%) going to the pull side in his 11 seasons before 2015. However, he's already pulled 10 of his 29 hits (33.5%) to right field through 25 games this year. But Mauer said it hasn't been a point of emphasis this year. "We talked about this in spring training. It's more of a physical thing than anything, just being able to move and being able to get to those pitches," Mauer said. "I've always had that approach of trying to spray the field. It's no different this year." Part of the reason may be because Mauer is being more aggressive early in counts, and manager Paul Molitor noticed Mauer is swinging at more first pitches than in the past. Mauer has swung at the first pitch seven times this year after swinging at the first pitch 27 times all of 2014. He is hitting .305 on the year after a career-low .277 average last season, and a return to full health has been a big reason why.

Fantasy Tip: Mauer ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) was left to the waiver wire in a lot of shallow mixed leagues, but he's worth a pickup if you're looking for consistency at a first base or corner infield spot.

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Twins | Oswaldo Arcia hopes to be back soon

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:30:14 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia (hip) thinks he can be back to full health in seven to days. An MRI exam showed a right hip flexor strain.

Fantasy Tip: Arcia ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) should be stashed in a DL slot in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. In the shallowest of mixed leagues, he can probably be moved to the waiver wire if you don't have the roster space. Eduardo Escobar ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) could see the majority of starts in left field in his place, but he's merely a low-end outfield flier at FantasyScore.

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Twins | Oswaldo Arcia to the DL

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:27:55 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia (hip) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip flexor strain Monday, May 4. The Twins recalled OF Eddie Rosario up from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Rosario was hitting only .242 at Rochester, and he's likely to serve as a bench player for Minnesota. In Arcia's absence, Eduardo Escobar ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) and Shane Robinson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) could split playing time in the outfield. Neither player is more than a low-end flier at FantasyScore, and they aren't worth considering outside of deep AL-only leagues.

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Twins | Byron Buxton wins weekly award

Mon, 04 May 2015 11:41:07 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton was named the minor league's Southern League Player of the Week for April 27 through May 3. He has raised his average from .190 to .287 in the last week and has recorded multi-hit games in five contests while hitting four triples and stealing five bases. Buxton is currently playing for Double-A Chattanooga.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton is one of baseball's top prospects for the 2015 season. Injuries derailed his 2014 season in the low minor leagues, but he's bouncing back strong in 2015, hitting .287 (25-for-87) with two home runs, 12 RBI and seven stolen bases. He should already be owned in most AL-only leagues, and there's a good chance we could see him make his major league debut in Minnesota as early as this summer.

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Twins | Oswaldo Arcia injures hip

Sun, 03 May 2015 19:03:05 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia (hip) left in the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox Sunday, May 3, with right hip irritation. He was 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI before exiting.

Fantasy Tip: Arcia ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) should be considered day-to-day for now, but even when he is in the lineup, doesn't offer much in the way of upside at FantasyScore.

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Twins | Trevor Plouffe heating up

Sun, 03 May 2015 18:33:22 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-5 with a grand slam, five RBIs and two runs scored in a 13-3 win over the Chicago White Sox Sunday, May 3, and he is hitting .364 since April 17. Plouffe credits working with hitting coach Tom Brunansky with his recent success.

Fantasy Tip: Plouffe ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) has three homers and 10 RBIs in his last five games, and he could make a nice source of cap relief at FantasyScore while he is swinging a hot bat.

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Twins | Kurt Suzuki out of the lineup

Sun, 03 May 2015 10:52:49 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 3. C Chris Herrmann will be the starting catcher for the Twins.

Fantasy Tip: Suzuki ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) likely is receiving the day off and should return soon. Herrmann ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has seen limited playing time this season but is not a great option on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Byron Buxton lighting up minors

Sat, 02 May 2015 13:21:31 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton is hitting .423/.515/.654 with six walks and two strikeouts in his last seven games at Double-A.

Fantasy Tip: Ordinarily we wouldn't deal with players like Buxton, except he's one of the hottest prospects in baseball still in the minor leagues. If he keeps hitting like this the Twins might give him a look later in the season. Buxton is worth a draft pick in leagues that let you pick up minor leaguers.

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Twins | Phil Hughes to start Monday

Fri, 01 May 2015 14:34:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes (hip) is good to go for his next start Monday, May 4, according to manager Paul Molitor.

Fantasy Tip: Hughes ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) was in the midst of a fine start against the Detroit Tigers before his hip impingement knocked him out this week. The Oakland Athletics are a decent matchup for Hughes on Monday, but you may want to play it safe and avoid him at FantasyScore coming off a short outing.

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Twins | Oswaldo Arcia out again

Fri, 01 May 2015 14:23:56 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia is out of the starting lineup against a left-hander Friday, May 1. OF Shane Robinson is starting in center field and hitting eighth in the batting order against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana.

Fantasy Tip: Robinson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) had two hits last night and is hitting .342 (13-for-38) in limited duty as a backup outfield for the Twins. However, Robinson has very little offensive upside for those looking for a cheap outfield candidate at FantasyScore.

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Twins | Jordan Schafer returns

Fri, 01 May 2015 14:16:29 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Jordan Schafer (knee) is back in the starting lineup Friday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Schafer ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) won't be a popular or smart play at FantasyScore tonight coming off a knee injury, and he's hitting only .188 (9-for-48) with two RBI on the season. He's also facing a lefty, and he hit just .143 (7-for-49) with no homers against southpaws in 2014. Avoid him everywhere.

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Twins | Tommy Milone headed to bullpen

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:48:02 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone will pitch out of the bullpen with the return of Ricky Nolasco (elbow) to the starting rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Milone ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) posted a 7.20 ERA through 15 innings over his past three starts, so he held minimal fantasy value to begin with. He can be dropped in all mixed leagues. He is a low-upside stash in cavernous AL-only leagues, as he could be forced into starting duty again at some point this season.

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Minnesota Twins Player News

Achter A.J. P
Adam Jason P
Alderson Tim RP
Arcia Oswaldo OF
Aselton Kyle P
Bailey Jeff 1B
Bard Luke P
Bargas Paul P
Basak Chris INF
Bazardo Yorman P
Beresford James SS
Bernier Doug INF
Berrios Orlando P
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
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 P
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
Jean Miguel SS
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 SP
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
Peterson Brock 1B
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 OF
Rodriguez Reynaldo 1B
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
Schafer Jordan OF
Sebastian Danny OF
Shibuya Tim SP
Sierra Eliel OF
Silva Mauricio P
Singleton Steve SS
Smith Curt 1B
Sobolewski Mark 3B
Sosa Oswaldo P
Stauffer Tim RP
Stevens Jake P
Stewart Kohl P
Summers Matt P
Suzuki Kurt C
Tapia Roni 3B
Thielbar Caleb RP
Thomas John P
Thomas Tony 2B
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 TO
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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