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Twins | Trevor Plouffe on paternity list

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:54:27 -0700

The Minnesota Twins placed 3B Trevor Plouffe on the paternity list Tuesday, July 28, as his wife is expected to give birth to their first child Wednesday, July 29. SS Jorge Polanco was recalled from Class AAA Rochester to take his roster spot.

Fantasy Tip: Plouffe ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) will be sidelined until at least Friday, so FantasyScore players can avoid him for a few days.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Derek Wetmore


Twins | Eduardo Escobar starting against Bucs

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:04:58 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Escobar will start at short and hit ninth in the order Tuesday, July 28, against the Pittsburgh Pirates and RHP Charlie Morton. SS Danny Santana comes out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is hitting .266 against right-handed pitchers this season, with 15 extra-base hits. FantasyScore owners can consider him for use in GPP tournaments.

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Twins | Byron Buxton will not be rushed

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:25:30 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (thumb) is working his way back from his thumb injury but will not be rushed back. Buxton has been taking part in resistance drills underwater and was scheduled to hit off a tee and soft toss this past weekend. He may take batting practice later in the week to see how his thumb responds. Buxton would then go to the team's spring training facility to take batting practice before starting a rehab assignment. The team is hoping Buxton will be able to return before the start of September.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that Buxton ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is still several weeks away from returning from the team and will take his time in returning. Owners should pay more attention to Buxton when he starts his rehab assignment since that would be a signal that he would be close to returning.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Phil Miller


Twins | Danny Santana not starting

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:06:46 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Danny Santana is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Nathan Eovaldi Sunday, July 26. SS Eduardo Nunez will start at shortstop and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Nunez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting only .150 in limited playing time this month and should not be a starting option on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Torii Hunter hitting fifth

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:58:34 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is hitting fifth Saturday, July 25, against New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia.

Fantasy Tip: Hunter ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has really struggled with a .185 average this month. He has a .276-3-17 line in 76 at-bats against Sabathia, but he's probably not worth using on FantasyScore in the midst of his slump.

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Twins | Joe Mauer out against LHP

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:50:56 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is out of the lineup Saturday, July 25, with 3B Trevor Plouffe hitting third and playing first.

Fantasy Tip: Plouffe ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is 4-for-12 (.333) lifetime off CC Sabathia and has a .282-4-12 line this month. He's a good start on FantasyScore today.

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Twins | Ervin Santana brilliant again

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:58:30 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana delivered his second straight scoreless outing, allowing four hits and striking out seven over eight innings in a win against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Thursday, July 23.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) has been excellent in three of his four stats since serving a suspension for PED use, and he makes a great source of cap relief at his current price at FantasyScore.

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Twins | Torii Hunter sitting out

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:20:59 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is out of the lineup Thursday, July 23, with OF Shane Robinson hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Sugar Shane ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't a good option on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Miguel Sano hitting cleanup

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:20:31 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano is hitting cleanup Thursday, July 23, against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards.

Fantasy Tip: Sano ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has a .304-2-9 line this month and is a solid midrange option at third base on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Brian Dozier resting Thursday

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:10:55 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier is out of the lineup Thursday, July 23, with OF Aaron Hicks taking Dozier's customary leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Hicks ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is hitting .292-2-7 this month and makes for a decent low-end FantasyScore outfielder against Garrett Richards.

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Twins | Miguel Sano returns to the lineup

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:56:01 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano (ankle) is batting fourth as the designated hitter against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson Wednesday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Sano ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) hasn't played since Saturday, July 18, but he has nice upside at his affordable cap hit. He has the handedness advantage going for him and a .326/.434/.558 slash line with five runs, two home runs and nine RBI over 13 games since joining the Twins.

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


Twins | Byron Buxton could begin activities soon

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:25:47 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (thumb) could begin baseball activities by Sunday, July 26. Buxton will be reevaluated in the next few days, according to manager Paul Molitor Tuesday, July 21.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) hasn't played since June 24, but he was just starting to find his stride at the plate before landing on the DL. He should be added in all leagues of 12 or more teams.

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


Twins | Eduardo Nunez starting at DH

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:51:47 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Nunez will serve as the designated hitter and hit sixth in the order Tuesday, July 21, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and RHP Matt Shoemaker.

Fantasy Tip: Nunez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting .333 against righties through 77 plate appearances. He'll be an option of cap relief for owners, and he'll be a strong option to plug in at short stop.

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Twins | Miguel Sano nearing play

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:47:44 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano (ankle) said Tuesday, July 21, his right ankle feels much better. Sano tested the ankle on the field Tuesday, and he hopes to play as soon as Wednesday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Sano ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) hasn't played since July 18, and he had gone 0-for-7 in his past two games. FantasyScore owners can give Sano a little more time before investing.

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


Twins | Kurt Suzuki to lose starter job?

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:25:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki could lose his starting job if the Twins' pursuit of a starting catcher at the trade deadline works out. The Twins are looking at targets like Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski, San Diego Padres C Derek Norris, Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy, and Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila.

Fantasy Tip: Suzuki ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has lost some of his punch at the plate, as his batting average has dropped to .227 this season. Keep an eye on what the Twins do before July 31 and be prepared to drop Suzuki outright if he loses a chunk of his playing time.

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


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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
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
Jay Tyler RP
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 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 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
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
Thielbar Caleb RP
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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