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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.

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


Twins | Kyle Gibson starts throwing

Mon, 02 May 2016 14:29:26 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson (shoulder) started light throwing Monday, May 2.

Fantasy Tip: It's unknown yet if Gibson will be able to return as soon as he's eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list, but this news indicates he's getting closer. There are probably some frustrated owners out there who may have dropped him following his injury, so give him a look if he's on the waiver wire. He deserves to be on rosters in deep leagues, at least.

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


Twins | Oswaldo Arcia out of lineup

Mon, 02 May 2016 14:25:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros left-handed SP Dallas Keuchel Monday, May 2. OF Eddie Rosario receives the start in left field and is hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Rosario does have three home runs in the first month of the season, but he's also hitting just .190 (15-for-79) and makes for a low-end outfield option in daily formats with Keuchel on the hill.

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


Twins | Ervin Santana throwing sim game

Mon, 02 May 2016 14:00:42 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana (back) said he will throw a two-inning simulated game Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Santana could be back from the DL when he's eligible unless he suffers a setback, and he'll have a rotation spot to return to. He posted a 3.15 ERA and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings in his first four starts of the year and should remain stashed in most fantasy leagues. Alex Meyer, Tyler Duffey or Jose Berrios could be in danger of losing their spots when Santana is ready.

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


Twins | Trevor Plouffe set to return from DL

Mon, 02 May 2016 13:28:33 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe (intercostal) is expected to be activated from the disabled list after the game against the Houston Astros Monday, May 2.

Fantasy Tip: Plouffe is nothing more than a low-end option in the majority of seasonal leagues. However, there is some security in his reliability. He is a strong bet for 65 runs, 20 home runs and 80 RBI and has returned a .248/.312/.426 slash line over the previous four seasons. Eduardo Nunez stands to lose playing time when Plouffe returns.

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


Twins | Three hits for Joe Mauer

Sun, 01 May 2016 16:50:04 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in a 6-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers Sunday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: His power has deteriorated, but he can certainly help bolster your team batting average with his .337 mark.

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Twins | Ervin Santana close to returning

Sun, 01 May 2016 16:42:19 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana (back) will travel with the team for the upcoming road trip against the Cleveland Indians, general manager Terry Ryan said Sunday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Santana should return to action soon, but you can afford to take a wait-and-see approach with him before deciding whether or not he is worth adding.

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Twins | Oswaldo Arcia, Kurt Suzuki playing

Sun, 01 May 2016 07:52:55 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia and C Kurt Suzuki are back in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Mike Pelfrey Sunday, May 1. 3B/OF Miguel Sano will play third base and INF Eduardo Nunez is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Suzuki is batting .346 with two doubles and three RBI over the past two weeks, so he should be viewed as an inexpensive flier option for daily fantasy leagues. Arcia has batted just .200 over the same stretch and is hitting just .227 versus righties this season, making him a risky play in all formats.

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Twins | Oswaldo Arcia, Kurt Suzuki out

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:28:45 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia and C Kurt Suzuki are not in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Jordan Zimmermann Saturday, April 30. OF Eddie Rosario will start in left field and is batting eighth, while C J.R. Murphy will start at catcher and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Rosario is hitting .105 over the last seven days and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues. Murphy is also struggling at the plate and should not be used in any leagues.

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Twins | Kyle Gibson won't return when eligible

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:55:53 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson (shoulder) is not likely to come off the 15-day disabled list when eligible, manager Paul Molitor indicated Friday, April 29. He is not expected to miss much more time.

Fantasy Tip: Gibson should be reserved in all fantasy leagues and avoided in DFS play until he can knock off the rust and make it through a full game or two without any setbacks.

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Twins | Ervin Santana scheduled to throw

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:55:09 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana (back) is scheduled to have a light throwing session Saturday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Manager Paul Molitor said he expects Santana to be ready to come off the 15-day disabled list when eligible, but fantasy owners should avoid him until he can make it through a full start without any setbacks.

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Twins | Glen Perkins not close to throwing

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:52:09 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) hasn't given any indications that he's close to resuming throwing, according to manager Paul Molitor.

Fantasy Tip: Continue stashing Perkins everywhere, but this looks like an extended absence, especially after injuries came up for him at the end of each of the last two seasons. Kevin Jepsen remains the ninth-inning man for now, but he's already blown two saves recently. Trevor May, who has 20 K's in just 12 1/3 innings, is likely the better long-term bet for saves in Minnesota if Perkins remains sidelined.

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


Twins | Tommy Milone out, Alex Meyer in

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:32:13 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone is moving to the bullpen, and SP Alex Meyer will make the start in Milone's place Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Milone is a soft tosser who had a 5.40 ERA and only 17 strikeouts in 20 innings over his four starts. He can be left to the waiver wire outside of maybe deep AL leagues. Meyer will be making his first major league start against the Astros Tuesday. He sported a 5.28 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and struck out 9.8 hitters per nine in the minors last year. Meyer's stay in the rotation may be brief, though, and while he has strikeout upside, he's strictly a wait-and-see option in deeper mixed leagues for now.

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


Twins | Jose Berrios knocked out early

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:38:07 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Jose Berrios allowed five runs on six hits and struck out five in four innings in his loss to the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, April 27. "Jose was probably a little amped up," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "I don't think we saw him at his best. He competed fairly well. Command wasn't particularly sharp."

Fantasy Tip: Berrios is arguably their best pitching prospect and one of the better prospects in the majors. He's worth holding onto to see if he can harness his command.

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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
Fien Casey RP
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 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
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 OF
Rodriguez Reynaldo 1B
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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