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Twins | Trevor Plouffe on paternity list

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:48:48 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe was placed on the paternity list Wednesday, July 29, and SS Jorge Polanco will be called up to join the team in a corresponding move. It's not set in stone that Polanco will return to the minors when Plouffe is back, according to manager Paul Molitor. SS Danny Santana has been struggling and hasn't started since the weekend. Polanco hit .284/.309/.352 with six doubles, six RBI and a stolen base in 22 games for Class AAA Rochester. His defense is a work in progress, as he had 24 errors in 83 minor league games.

Fantasy Tip: Eduardo Nunez started at the hot corner today for the Twins, and Miguel Sano (ankle) is healthy enough to play third base now, too, meaning Polanco is unlikely to have much fantasy value in the short term with Plouffe not expected to miss much time.

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


Twins | Aaron Hicks heating up

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:59:39 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks entered the game Wednesday, July 29, with a slash line of .323/.410/.554 in his last 20 games since coming off the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Hicks ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has become a real nice value play in daily games while he's hot, and his nice run should keep him receiving steady playing time, even when Byron Buxton returns from injury.

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


Twins | Trevor Plouffe has day off

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:50:32 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe is sitting out Wednesday, July 29, with 3B Eduardo Nunez hitting sixth.

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.

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


Twins | Torii Hunter resting

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:50:06 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is sitting out Wednesday, July 29, with OF Aaron Hicks hitting second.

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.

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


Twins | Byron Buxton takes BP

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.

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


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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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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