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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.

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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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Twins | Kennys Vargas not playing

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:47:49 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas is not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Mike Fiers Sunday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is not in the lineup because the team is playing in a National League park and there is no designated hitter. Vargas should return to the lineup when the team returns to an American League park.

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Twins | Eduardo Nunez not in the lineup

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:37:25 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Eduardo Nunez is not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Mike Fiers Sunday, June 28. SS Danny Santana will start at shortstop and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Nunez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) probably will return to the lineup in the near future. Santana has gone hitless since returning to the team and should not be a starting option in fantasy leagues.

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Twins | Eduardo Escobar starting Sunday

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:25:35 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Escobar will start in left field against Milwaukee Brewers SP Mike Fiers Sunday, June 28, and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has five hits and four RBI in his last four games and is hitting a solid .255 this month. Owners on FantasyScore could consider using Escobar as a cheaper option, but they could spend a little more for a more consistent option.

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Twins | Brian Dozier loves Miller Park

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 20:20:14 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier went 2-for-3 with a walk and a steal in a 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, June 27, and he has hit safely in all nine career games at Miller Park, posting a .436 average.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is having a strong all-around season, so it should be no surprise that he has enjoyed plenty of success at Milwaukee's hitter-friendly park. Feel free to start him at FantasyScore in the series finale Sunday.

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Twins | Torii Hunter homers twice

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 20:14:39 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter homered twice and doubled, finishing 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored in a 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, June 27.

Fantasy Tip: Hunter ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has been struggling in June, and he entered Saturday's game hitting just .211 with one home run. Maybe the big game will start a hot streak, but wait until he strings together a few more solid performances before trusting him at FantasyScore.

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Twins | Eduardo Escobar in lineup

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:26:33 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Eduardo Escobar is in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza Saturday, June 27, playing left field and batting seventh. OF Eddie Rosario, who started in left field Friday, June 26, is playing center field and batting second Saturday.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is only batting .174 on the road this season, compared to a .302 mark at home. He is hitless in three career at-bats against Garza and is not a great FantasyScore option.

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Twins | Danny Santana batting ninth

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:20:31 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Danny Santana is in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza Saturday, June 27, batting ninth. SS Eduardo Nunez is getting the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is only batting .161 in 87 at-bats on the road this year and is just 1-for-6 against Garza in his career. He is not a great FantasyScore option this afternoon.

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Twins | Kurt Suzuki not in lineup Saturday

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:19:36 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki is not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza Saturday, June 27. C Chris Herrmann will start behind the plate and bat fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Suzuki ($3,200, 6.1% of cap) is getting a regular day off, with the team playing a day game following a night game. Herrmann ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is only batting .182 this season and is 0-for-4 in his career against Garza, so he should be avoided in FantasyScore.

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Twins | Ervin Santana getting closer to return

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:52:10 -0700

In his second minor league start for Class AAA Rochester, Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana (suspension) allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings Thursday, June 25, with two walks and three strikeouts. He served up a pair of home runs and threw 65 of his 97 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will make one more start in the minors before being activated. He is tentatively set to make his return to the majors July 5, but FantasyScore owners should wait one or two starts before using him to see how effective he is.

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Twins | Torii Hunter back in two-hole

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:52:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is hitting second against Milwaukee Brewers SP Kyle Lohse Friday, June 26.

Fantasy Tip: Hunter ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) makes for a fine selection as a value pick Friday night on FantasyScore against Lohse, who has allowed 10 home runs and an 8.48 ERA at hitter-friendly Miller Park this season.

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Twins | Byron Buxton could be out a while

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:42:25 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (thumb) could be out for four to six weeks, according to manager Paul Molitor.

Fantasy Tip: You'll need to hold onto Buxton in deep mixed and AL-only leagues, but he's worth dropping in shallow mixed formats after he hadn't made much of an impact in his first call-up. Shane Peterson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is likely to be the everyday starting center fielder in the meantime until Aaron Hicks returns from his injury. Peterson is a low-end outfield play on FantasyScore.

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


Twins | Byron Buxton out a month

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:58:29 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (thumb) will miss at least a month with his thumb injury, according to manager Paul Molitor.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton has a bright future, but that may not be this season. He was hitting .189 but showed signs of coming around. A thumb injury could plague him the rest of the season. Stash him if you have the space, but we can see dumping him in extreme situations.

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Minnesota Twins Player News

Achter A.J. P
Adam Jason P
Alderson Tim RP
Arcia Oswaldo OF
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
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
Wheeler Ryan 3B
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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