Minnesota Twins news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:50:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Nunez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting just .167 this month and isn't a good selection on FantasyScore. It's a little curious for Plouffe to be sitting out when the team just had an off day Monday, but Francisco Liriano is a tough draw.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:50:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hicks ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is hitting .323 this month and is hitting .340 against lefties this season. He has a tough matchup with Francisco Liriano, but he's a good low-end OF option on FantasyScore.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:53:01 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (thumb) took batting practice Tuesday, July 28, and is expected to spend the rest of the week taking swings. He could join the team on the field for pre-game drills. If he has no setbacks, he could head to Fort Myers, Fla., to continue his rehab.
Fantasy Tip: Buxton will be brought along slowly, but he should be back by the time rosters expand Sept. 1. Hold onto him if you have the DL spot.
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.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:04:58 -0700
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.
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.
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.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:58:34 -0700
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.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:50:56 -0700
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.
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.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:20:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sugar Shane ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't a good option on FantasyScore.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:20:31 -0700
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.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:10:55 -0700
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.
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:56:01 -0700
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.
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:25:47 -0700
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.
KFFL: Sports Link of the Day
Minnesota Twins Player News
KFFL: Sports Link of the Day