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Twins | Miguel Sano hits first MLB homer

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:45:25 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano hit his first career homer Tuesday, July 7, against the Baltimore Orioles, and he has hit safely in each of his first six games in the majors. His approach is drawing raves, including manager Paul Molitor and general manager Terry Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Sano ($4,100; or 8.2% of cap) has been everything as advertised, making him a strong mid-level FantasyScore value.

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Twins | Byron Buxton out one more month

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:44:36 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (thumb) was on the field for batting practice before the game Tuesday, July 7, against the Baltimore Orioles, but he was just an observer. He is expected to be out at least one month.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton ($3,300; or 6.6% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in back-to-back games without any setbacks.

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Twins | Torii Hunter out of lineup

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:17:19 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, July 7, against the Baltimore Orioles. SS Eduardo Escobar will start in left field and hit sixth in the order against RHP Kevin Gausman.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is hitting .269 against righties, with 15 of his 36 hits being of the extra-base variety. Escobar is 3-for-8 in his last two games, with one double and one triple. FantasyScore owners can get Escobar into their lineups as a means of cap relief.

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Twins | Shane Robinson back with team

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:59:06 -0700

The Minnesota Twins activated OF Shane Robinson from the family emergency list Monday, July 6. He did not play against the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Tip: Robinson ($1,800; or 3.6% of cap) will make an occasional start, and FantasyScore players will want to use him when the matchup is favorable and you want to squeeze a couple of extra studs into your lineup.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco set for surgery

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:18:54 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (ankle) will have ankle surgery Monday, July 6. There is no timetable for his return.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain when Nolasco will be able to pitch, but with ankles and lower legs essential to a pitcher's success, it wouldn't be shocking to see Nolasco done for this season. FantasyScore owners should take him off of their radars.

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

Twins | Eduardo Escobar not playing

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:49:56 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Escobar is not in the starting lineup Monday, July 6. SS Danny Santana is starting at the 6 and hitting ninth against Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has shown more power in his short career hitting left-handed and not right-handed. Plus, Chen is on an impressive run for the O's. Santana is an option to avoid at FantasyScore tonight.

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Twins | Brian Dozier hitting for power

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:16:14 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier leads the American League with 45 extra-base hits after doubling in the game Sunday, July 5.

Fantasy Tip: On the season, Dozier ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is hitting .260 (83-for-319) with 16 home runs and 40 RBI, and he's one of the most valuable fantasy second baseman around. Continue to view him as one of the stronger FantasyScore plays at the keystone on a daily basis.

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Twins | Ervin Santana strong in return

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:50:43 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana struck out eight batters in eight innings of work Sunday, June 5, as the Twins knocked off the Kansas City Royals 3-2. He did not get the decision.

Fantasy Tip: Santana ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) overcame the most difficult start, his first one, but got a no-decision as Blaine Boyer picked up the loss. Still, this is a big hurdle for Santana to overcome and he is a decent option for FantasyScore formats.

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Twins | Mike Pelfrey struggling

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:38:19 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Mike Pelfrey has thrown 24 1/3 innings in his last five starts with 23 runs allowed, 11 strikeouts and 13 walks. Opponents are hitting .387 against him.

Fantasy Tip: Pelfrey ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has one foot on the mound and the other on a banana peel. With the return of Ervin Santana on Sunday, July 5, Pelfrey's time in the rotation may be on thin ice even though Trevor May went to the bullpen.

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Twins | Big game for Joe Mauer

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 20:01:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer went 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored in a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals Saturday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: Mauer ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has had a tough year overall, and his .272 average is well below his career mark. Meanwhile, he has hit just five homers as his power continues to erode. Big games like tonight's are becoming the exception rather than the norm for Mauer, and there are usually more attractive options for a similar price at FantasyScore.

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Twins | Kurt Suzuki out Saturday

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:13:46 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki is out of the starting lineup Saturday, July 4, against the Kansas City Royals. C Chris Herrmann will start behind the plate and hit eighth in the lineup against RHP Joe Blanton.

Fantasy Tip: Herrmann ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has gone 0-for-8 in his last three starts while drawing two walks. Herrmann hits for a pedestrian .200 batting average against righties, and he lacks upside. FantasyScore owners could consider Herrmann for GPP usage if they're trying to punt the position, but there are better options available.

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Twins | Aaron Hicks draws into the lineup

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:24:54 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (forearm) is starting in center field and batting ninth against Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Hicks ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is nothing more than a flier for FantasyScore players Friday, and he has limited seasonal value, too. He was just activated from the disabled list Friday and last started Friday, June 12. He projects to split time with Danny Santana in center field going forward.

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Twins | Aaron Hicks activated

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:48:51 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (forearm) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 3. OF Shane Robinson was placed on the family emergency list.

Fantasy Tip: Hicks ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) should see plenty of time with Byron Buxton out, but he'll need to do better than the .247-1-2 line in 93 at-bats to have use on FantasyScore.

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Twins | Quiet debut for Miguel Sano

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:43:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with an infield single against the Kansas City Royals in his major league debut Thursday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: Sano is expected to make a quick impact as a power hitter, and if the price is right, he will deserve immediate consideration at FantasyScore when he is added to the player pool.

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Twins | Kyle Gibson trending upward

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:30:17 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson allowed four hits and struck out seven over eight scoreless innings in a win over the Kansas City Royals Thursday, July 2, and he has allowed two runs or less in three straight starts.

Fantasy Tip: Gibson ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) has his ERA down to 3.04, and while producing groundballs is what this sinkerball specialist does best, he has managed to log 35 strikeouts in his last 38 2/3 innings. If the matchup is right, Gibson could make a decent option if you are looking for a cheap No. 2 starter at FantasyScore.

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Minnesota Twins Player News

Achter A.J. P
Adam Jason P
Alderson Tim RP
Arcia Oswaldo OF
Aselton Kyle P
Atchison Scott RP
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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