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Twins | Shane Robinson injured Wednesday

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:49:52 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Shane Robinson (elbow) left the game early in the sixth inning Wednesday, July 1, after being hit by a pitch above the left elbow. Robinson returned to the lineup Wednesday after sitting out with a stomach ailment Tuesday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Robinson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is likely to sit out tomorrow. He's strictly a low-end sleeper play at FantasyScore otherwise mainly as a way to save valuable salary cap space for your lineups.

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Twins | Kyle Gibson likes facing KC

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:35:16 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson is 4-2 with a 2.68 ERA in six career starts against the Kansas City Royals. Gibson is 5-6 on the season. Gibson faces the Royals Thursday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: Gibson ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) has a 3.30 ERA on the season, 1.26 WHIP and is fanning only 5.6 hitters per nine innings. The last time he faced KC June 10 he allowed four earned runs in six innings in a loss. The Royals are aggressive and don't strike out much. There's plenty of risk in going with Gibson on FantasyScore tomorrow.

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Twins | Miguel Sano joining Twins

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:18:50 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano will be recalled from Class AA Chattanooga, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Sano will likely see the majority of his at-bats as the designated hitter, although, expect more news on the plan for his playing time to come. Regardless, he is boasts tremendous power upside and is worth an immediate add in the majority of formats. Continue to check back for updates. He had 55 runs, 18 doubles, 15 home runs, 48 RBI and a .274/.374/.544 slash line with Chattanooga. He is a must-add shortstop where he has eligibility.

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

Twins | Max Kepler becoming serious prospect

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:15:11 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Max Kepler has blossomed from a project to a complete hitter at Class AA Chattanooga this year, hitting .336 with a .940 OPS and three home runs, eight triples and 22 doubles in 64 games. He's also walked nearly as often as he has struck out, and he hit .364 with a 1.052 OPS in June. Kepler, a lefty swinger, has expanded his approach at the plate to become more assertive, especially when it comes to pulling the ball. He has more of a line-drive swing but has added power after tacking on 10-15 pounds over the years. He has also shown improvement against lefties, with a .910 OPS against them in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Kepler is still far away from a major-league call-up, but he's worth keeping an eye on in dynasty and keeper leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MiLB.com - Jake Seiner

Twins | Ervin Santana set for Sunday

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:13:29 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana is set to return from his 80-game suspension and start against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 5. Manager Paul Molitor said the team could move a starter to the bullpen or go with a six-man rotation to make room for Santana in the rotation. Santana tossed eight scoreless innings in his third and final rehab start for Class AAA Rochester Tuesday, June 30. General manager Terry Ryan is against a six-man rotation, but in this case it would only be for a week heading into the All-Star break. Santana had a 1.84 ERA in 20 1/3 innings with 11 strikeouts and four walks in his three rehab starts in the minors.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) should immediately be snatched up if he's available on your league's waiver wire. He can definitely make a big impact for your pitching staff in the second half. On FantasyScore, it's a big risk to go with Santana immediately against the Royals Sunday. KC is an aggressive club that strikes out rarely.

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Twins | Kurt Suzuki taking day off

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:13:20 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 1. C Chris Herrmann is catching and hitting sixth against Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto.

Fantasy Tip: Herrmann ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting at a .172 clip (10-for-58) in a backup role and has just one home run. Look elsewhere for your FantasyScore catcher today.

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Twins | Eduardo Nunez hitting second

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:08:48 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Nunez is hitting second against Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Nunez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting a cool .305 (29-for-95) with two home runs and 11 RBI for the Twins this year and has fallen into an everyday role at shortstop of late. However, he doesn't have much power and isn't a strong option for FantasyScore gamers using this afternoon's games with a matchup against Cueto.

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Twins | Joe Mauer sitting out

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:00:35 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is out of the lineup Wednesday, July 1, in favor of 1B Kennys Vargas.

Fantasy Tip: It's a good day for Mauer to sit in the NL park against ace Johnny Cueto. Vargas ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) had a .235-2-5 line in June, and his matchup is one to avoid on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Torii Hunter takes a seat

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:00:05 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is out of the lineup Wednesday, July 1, with OF Eddie Rosario hitting third.

Fantasy Tip: Rosario ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) presents one of the lesser challenges of three-hole hitters today as he had a .266-2-7 line in June. Sit him against Johnny Cueto today.

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Twins | Shane Robinson under the weather

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:52:55 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Shane Robinson (illness) was a late scratch Tuesday, May 30, against the Cincinnati Reds due to illness.

Fantasy Tip: Robinson ($1,800; or 3.6% of cap) is a low-priced FantasyScore option worth using as a salary saver when he does make an occasional start.

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

Twins | Jose Berrios being promoted

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:59:13 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Jose Berrios will make his first start with Class AAA Rochester Friday, July 3, as he's replacing SP Ervin Santana in the starting rotation there.

Fantasy Tip: Berrios is the team's top pitching prospect after going 8-3 with a 3.08 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 92 strikeouts in 90 2/3 innings over 15 starts for Class AA Chattanooga this year. If he performs well at Class AAA, he could be called up to Minnesota later this year. He should be firmly on your radar in dynasty and keeper leagues.

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

Twins | Kurt Suzuki back in Tuesday

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:54:44 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki (throat) is back in the lineup Tuesday, June 30, after taking a warmup throw to his throat in the game Monday, June 29. However, he's expected to sit out Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Suzuki ($3,100, 6.2% of cap), who's hitting .224 (47-for-210) with three home runs and 21 RBI on the season, is a midrange catching option on FantasyScore that doesn't have much power upside.

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

Twins | Phil Hughes solid interleague option

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:22:47 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes will make his first career appearance against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, June 30. He is 9-4 with a 3.82 ERA in interleague play for his career.

Fantasy Tip: Hughes ($5,300; or 10.6% of cap) has pitched well in interleague play, and he is working against a youngster. The Reds are 4-13 in their past 17 interleague games, making Hughes an intriguing mid-level FantasyScore play.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco looking for another opinion

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:04:01 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (ankle) is set to receive another opinion on his injured left ankle, according to manager Paul Molitor.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) has a 5.40 ERA, a 1.54 WHIP and 6.7 K/9 over his last 34 starts. Those aren't the statistics fantasy owners are looking for, in any format. At best, Nolasco is worth the odd spot start in the most favorable of matchups when healthy. Continue to check back for updates on what is next for the starter.

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

Twins | Ervin Santana near return

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 15:03:08 -0700

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor said he has not determined how the starting rotation will be reshuffled when SP Ervin Santana is eligible to pitch on Sunday, July 5.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will definitely be inserted, but the question is who leaves. Speculation had Tom Milone ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) being removed, but Trevor May ($5,400, 10.8 of cap) could be a casualty with a 4-6 record and a 4.62 ERA. Or Molitor could go with a six-man rotation. Stay tuned to see what happens.

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Alderson Tim RP
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Aselton Kyle P
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
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Christian Jason SS
Christy Jeff C
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Darnell Logan RP
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Farfan Alexander P
Farris Eric 2B
Fernandez Jair C
Fernandez Jorge C
Fien Casey RP
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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
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Hollimon Michael SS
Huber Justin 1B
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Jay Tyler RP
Jean Miguel SS
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Robinson Mark OF
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Rosario Eddie OF
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Sano Miguel 3B
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