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Twins | Minnesota waives Casey Fien

Thu, 05 May 2016 18:01:15 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Casey Fien was placed on waivers Thursday, May 5, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: After serving as the primary setup man for most of the last three years for Minnesota, Fien (7.90 ERA in 14 outings this season) was banished to middle and long relief this year. Even if he latches onto another team, he's miles away from fantasy relevancy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Mike Berardino


Twins | Tommy Milone placed on waivers

Thu, 05 May 2016 17:48:09 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone was placed on waivers Thursday, May 5, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Milone was demoted to the bullpen last week after posting a 5.79 ERA and going winless in his first four starts. The Twins might have been willing to give him more time, but they needed to make room for Ervin Santana, who is expected to start Saturday. Kyle Gibson is reportedly making progress as he returns from a shoulder injury and could make it back as soon as next week.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Mike Berardino


Twins | Joe Mauer reaches safely again

Wed, 04 May 2016 23:58:56 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer reached safely for the 28th consecutive game Wednesday, May 4, against the Houston Astros, the second-longest streak to start a season in franchise history. It is also the longest streak in the majors this season.

Fantasy Tip: Mauer has re-emerged as a must-start across all fantasy formats and in DFS play after a couple of down years by his standards. He is hitting .323, which is 10 points higher than his career average. Welcome back, Mr. Mauer.

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


Twins | Phil Hughes gets smacked around

Wed, 04 May 2016 23:58:14 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes allowed six earned runs, six hits and two walks in just two innings in a loss Wednesday, May 4, against the Houston Astros.

Fantasy Tip: Hughes slipped to 1-5 with a 5.85 ERA on the season. He just had some poor luck early on, as he went 1-3 in his first four outings, but they were all quality starts. However, it has gone off the rails over the past two outings, with Hughes going 0-2 with a 12.86 ERA. He cannot be trusted in any fantasy formats right now.

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


Twins | Eduardo Escobar taking a breather

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:58:51 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Escobar is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 4. INF Eduardo Nunez is taking his place at shortstop and is hitting ninth against Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar could split more time at the 6 now with Nunez now that Trevor Plouffe is off the DL. Nunez has a cool .371/.420/.484 slash line with a homer and 10 RBI in 62 at-bats to begin the year. He won't hit this well all year but is a consideration for infield depth in AL-only leagues as long as he sees regular playing time. Nunez's daily ceiling is low hitting ninth.

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Twins | Oswaldo Arcia starting Wednesday

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:22:26 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia is starting in left field and batting seventh Wednesday, May 4, against Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers.

Fantasy Tip: It's unfortunate Arcia doesn't get more playing time, as this is only his second start since April 29. Many thought he'd be farther along by now after cranking 20 homers a couple of years ago in 103 games. Through 52 at-bats this season, he already has three dingers, to go with nine RBI and a .250/.304/.423 slash line. He's got upside if he could just crack the lineup more.

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Twins | Alex Meyer sent down

Wed, 04 May 2016 10:01:58 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Alex Meyer was optioned to the minors after his start Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Meyer lasted just 2 2/3 innings and allowed three earned runs to the Houston Astros Tuesday night. Before that, he was used in relief for an inning April 29 and allowed two runs. Meyer could be swing man/long relief arm for the Twins again at some point this year, but his fantasy value is limited to deeper AL-only setups.

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Twins | Brian Dozier makes adjustment

Tue, 03 May 2016 17:51:27 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier said he realized he was standing too close to the plate while watching video with hitting coach Tom Brunansky. He's been better over the last week or so, registering a .250/.308/.417 line with a home run, three doubles and six RBI in his past eight games.

Fantasy Tip: This might explain why Dozier was struggling so mightily through April, as it took a three-hit effort on Monday night just to get his season average up over the Mendoza Line. Considering he was an All-Star last year and is one of the best power-hitting second baseman in the league, his owners should be hopeful that he can break out of his rut and start producing more consistently again.

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


Twins | Trevor Plouffe back in action

Tue, 03 May 2016 15:03:21 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe (intercostal) is back in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Plouffe is back off the DL and will return to his starting third base job. If he's out there on your league's waiver wire in deep mixed leagues, scoop him up if you need an upgrade at the hot corner. Plouffe is certainly of capable of returning to the 20-homer mark.

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Twins | Ervin Santana starting Saturday

Tue, 03 May 2016 14:43:45 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana (back) will return from the disabled list to start against the Chicago White Sox Saturday, May 7.

Fantasy Tip: Santana's return could mean Alex Meyer is bumped to the bullpen or back to the minors. The White Sox have the best record in the AL and are no slouches offensively, so you should certainly think twice before activating Santana and throwing him back into your starting lineups immediately.

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


Twins | Brian Dozier snaps slump

Mon, 02 May 2016 23:59:05 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier snapped an 0-for-16 slump with three hits Monday, May 2.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier has never hit higher than .244, so his .204 average is expected to be part of the package. Keep him in your lineups.

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Twins | Jose Berrios wins first game

Mon, 02 May 2016 23:47:46 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Jose Berrios earned his first major league win Monday, May 2, with a win over the Houston Astros. He allowed two runs on three hits and struck out eight in 5 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Tip: Berrios is the team's top hurler prospect and is showing signs that he's here to stay. He should be picked up off waivers in mixed leagues.

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Twins | Trevor Plouffe activated from DL

Mon, 02 May 2016 21:49:13 -0700

The Minnesota Twins activated 3B Trevor Plouffe (intercostal) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 2, and optioned INF Jorge Polanco to Class AAA Rochester.

Fantasy Tip: Give Plouffe a game or two to prove his health before trusting him again in seasonal fantasy leagues. The same applies to DFS play.

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


Twins | Ervin Santana could return Saturday

Mon, 02 May 2016 15:20:15 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana (back) could come off the disabled list to face the Chicago White Sox Saturday, May 7, if he doesn't suffer any setbacks during a 30- or 40-pitch simulated game Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Santana, who is the Twins' ace of the staff, should've remained stashed in all formats after landing on the DL. You may want to keep him out in his first start back if it's against the White Sox this weekend, though. Chicago has been clicking to begin the year and are one of the more dangerous lineups in the AL.

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


Twins | Glen Perkins building strength

Mon, 02 May 2016 14:31:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) is still strengthening his injured left shoulder.

Fantasy Tip: Perkins went on the disabled list weeks ago, and it turns out his injury was worse than the team initially thought. When he's built up enough strength in his shoulder, he'll be able to begin a throwing program. In the meantime, Kevin Jepsen will continue to close games, though he's been shaky at times thus far in the interim.

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Minnesota Twins Player News

Abad Fernando RP
Adam Jason P
Albers Andrew P
Arcia Oswaldo OF
Aselton Kyle P
Bailey Jeff 1B
Bard Luke P
Bargas Paul P
Basak Chris INF
Bazardo Yorman P
Beresford James SS
Berrios Jose SP
Betsill Matthew 3B
Blackburn Nick SP
Boshers Buddy P
Boyd Hudson P
Boyer Brad INF
Brandon Eric P
Britton Buck 2B
Brown Matt B. INF
Bryant Patrick P
Burrt Landon OF
Buxton Byron OF
Centeno Juan C
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 Lewin OF
Dickerson Joe OF
Dinkelman Brian OF
Dozier Brian 2B
Duffey Tyler SP
Duvall Mike RP
Escobar Eduardo SS
Estrada Horacio P
Farfan Alexander P
Farris Eric 2B
Fernandez Jair C
Fernandez Jorge C
Fernandez Raul P
Florentino Yeison P
Floyd Jesse P
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
Hinojosa Jonatan INF
Hodges Trey RP
Hollimon Michael SS
Huber Justin 1B
Hughes Phil SP
Hunt Shooter P
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
Kintzler Brandon RP
Knudson Kyle C
Kvasnicka Mike C
Lahey Tim RP
Lawman Matt SS
Leger Jose C
Lehmann Danny C
Maloney Joseph C
Martin Alfredo INF
Martinez David P
Martinez Jose SS
Mastroianni Darin OF
Mauer Billy P
Mauer Joe 1B
May Trevor RP
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
Minier Amaurys INF
Mitchell Jermaine OF
Molina Felix INF
Moses Matt 3B
Mousser Jeff P
Mullins Ryan P
Murphy J.R. C
Najac Greg C
Nelson Brad OF
Nelson Cole P
Nolasco Ricky SP
Nunez Eduardo SS
Nussbeck Mark P
O'Connor Mike SP
Ortiz Darfi INF
Osterbrock Dan P
Palka Daniel OF
Palki Jeromy P
Park Byung Ho 1B
Pattee Ben INF
Perkins Glen RP
Pettit Bo P
Pimentel Javier SS
Pineda Jeremias OF
Plouffe Trevor 3B
Polanco Jorge SS
Portes Juan OF
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
Rodriguez Jairo C
Rodriguez Reynaldo 1B
Rodriguez Reynaldo OF
Rogers Taylor RP
Romero Josmir P
Rosario Eddie OF
Runzler Dan RP
Rutgers Paul OF
Salcedo Adrian P
Samuels Matt P
Sanchez Henry 1B
Sanchez Javier C
Sano Miguel OF
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
Strong Mike P
Summers Matt P
Suzuki Kurt C
Tapia Roni 3B
Thomas John P
Thorpe Lewis P
Tindall Nick C
Tintor Eli OF
Tolar Kevin RP
Tonkin Michael RP
Tootle Ben P
Torres Gabby C
Tovar Wilfredo 2B
Turner Stuart C
Turpen Daniel P
Vargas Kennys 1B
Vasquez Virgil SP
Velasquez Jon P
Villarreal Brayan RP
Walden Marcus 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
Gardenhire Ron 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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