Minnesota Twins news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:14:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: You may want to temper your expectations a tad down the stretch for Sano ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) if he has to fight his hammy issues for the remainder of the regular season. However, it hasn't stopped him from continuing to display his home run power, so you can obviously do much worse than this rising star as your third base pick on FantasyScore.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:09:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hicks ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) was really starting to turn things on at the plate before he was injured, and his fantasy owners are hoping he can pick up where he left off. If it does, it could come at the expense of Buxton, who has yet to live up to expectations as a top prospect. Add Hicks in deep mixed leagues if he's still available. He'll likely be overlooked on FantasyScore tonight if you're looking for a sneaky value pick.
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.
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.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:58:00 -0700
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:19:49 -0700
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.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:36:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sugar Shane ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't much of an option against Jeff Samardzija on FantasyScore.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:35:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is a low-end option against Jeff Samardzija on FantasyScore.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:57:00 -0700
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.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:09:07 -0700
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.
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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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:37:34 -0700
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.
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.
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