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Twins | Phil Hughes may throw

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:37:34 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes (back) may throw off a mound later this week, according to Twins manager Paul Molitor.

Fantasy Tip: Hughes ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has been on the disabled list since Aug. 10, so he is eligible to come off. The fact he has a back injury may be enough to make any fantasy owner skittish, so you may be better off throwing him out for the time being.

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Twins | Ervin Santana pitches well at home

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:25:01 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana earned his first home victory at Target Field Sunday, Aug. 30, as the Twins beat the Houston Astros 7-5. It was Santana's 15th career game with double-digit strikeouts. He entered Sunday 0-1 with a 9.77 ERA in three starts at Target Field since returning from an 80-game suspension to start the season.

Fantasy Tip: It would have looked foolish to start Santana ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) in your lineup with that record, but he pretty much shut the Astros down. This might mean a shift in your thinking for Santana as far as when to start him.

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Twins | Kurt Suzuki not playing

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:19:32 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Sunday, Aug. 30. C Chris Herrmann will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Suzuki ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup soon. Herrmann ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting only .172 this season and should not be a starting option.

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Twins | Torii Hunter out of the lineup

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:06:26 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Sunday, Aug. 30. OF Shane Robinson will start in left field and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Hunter ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) should return to the lineup in the next game or two. Robinson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting .306 with three RBI this month and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Trevor Plouffe on the bench

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:56:35 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Sunday, Aug. 30. SS Eduardo Nunez will start at third base and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Plouffe ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should be back in the lineup soon. Nunez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting .269 with three home runs in limited playing time this season and could be an option if owners are looking to save some money.

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Twins | Glen Perkins doesn't close Friday

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:34:59 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (back) pitched a scoreless seventh inning and recorded two strikeouts during the Twins 3-0 win over the Houston Astros Friday, Aug.28. RP Kevin Jepsen recorded his ninth save of the season after allowing two hits and a walk in the final frame.

Fantasy Tip: There are a few potential explanations, as Perkins' status was a little iffy entering the game, which is one reason why he may have not been used in the ninth inning. Another could be Perkins' 6.75 ERA over 12 innings since the All-Star break. Seasonal owners may want to let Jepsen's leash out a little longer with the hope he receives more closing opportunities down the stretch. Though, it is likely Perkins returns to the closer role sooner than later.

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Twins | Eduardo Escobar moves up the order

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:41:59 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Escobar is batting second against Houston Astros SP Scott Kazmir Friday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is scorching hot with 11 runs, four doubles, four home runs and a 1.281 OPS over his past 10 games. It is a tough matchup Friday, though, so he should be viewed as more of a flier than a lineup lock.

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Twins | Miguel Sano sitting vs. 'Stros

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:37:53 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 28. SS Eduardo Nunez is starting at third base and batting seventh against Houston Astros SP Scott Kazmir Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Sano ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) has provided seasonal owners a huge home run and RBI boost since joining the Twins. It is likely a strategical night off against a tough lefty Friday. Nunez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a desperation flier at FantasyScore Friday.

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Twins | Miguel Sano continues to produce

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:12:43 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, Aug. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Sano ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) has eight homers and 24 RBI in August, and his power has been as impressive as advertised. He can make a great anchor to a lineup a FantasyScore right now.

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Twins | Glen Perkins a game-time decision

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:26:53 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (back) could return to pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, Aug. 27, if needed.

Fantasy Tip: Perkins last appeared Sunday, Aug. 23, and it isn't out of the question for him to have another evening off Thursday, either. Continue to hold him in all formats. Kevin Jespen has pitched in five consecutive games, so if there is an available save opportunity Thursday, expect Trevor May or Casey Fien to receive a chance.

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Twins | Eddie Rosario not in the lineup

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:12:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Eddie Rosario is not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly Thursday, Aug. 27. OF Shane Robinson will start in left field and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Rosario ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) probably will be back in the lineup in the next game or two. Robinson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has at least one hit in six of the last seven games, but owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options.

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Twins | Joe Mauer loves the Trop

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:29:40 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI Wednesday, Aug. 26, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He is 4-for-5 with six RBIs this season with the bases loaded and less than two outs. He has now reached base in 28 of the past 29 games at Tropicana Field, and he has 46 hits in 114 at-bats (.404) all-time in St. Petersburg.

Fantasy Tip: Mauer ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) is a must-start in FantasyScore heading into Thursday's series finale against the Rays.

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Twins | Aaron Hicks expected back soon

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:29:09 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (hamstring) is likely to play a few minor-league rehab games before his expected return in early September.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid Hicks ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) until he can officially return and prove his health in at least one full game without any setbacks.

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Twins | Glen Perkins unavailable

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:28:36 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (back) was unavailable for the game Wednesday, Aug. 26, against the Tampa Bay Rays due to lower back spasms. "It's not going to be long," Perkins said. "It kind of locked up on me on Sunday. I think today we got over the hump."

Fantasy Tip: With Perkins sidelined it was Kevin Jepsen, formerly of the Rays, nailing down the save. He is worth adding in AL-only fantasy leagues as insurance for Perkins' owners.

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Twins | Eduardo Escobar homers twice

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:28:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Escobar belted a pair of solo home runs in four at-bats Wednesday, Aug. 26, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He now has a career-high seven homers, and this was his first career multi-homer game in the majors.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has driven in six runs over his past five games. At a mid-level price he is a solid FantsayScore value.

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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
Cotts Neal 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 SP
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
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
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 1B
Rodriguez Reynaldo OF
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
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

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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
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Smith Bill TO
Steinbach Terry TO
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