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Twins | Three Twins starters on the bench

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:33:52 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Robbie Grossman, SS Eduardo Escobar and C Kurt Suzuki are not in the starting lineup against Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello Sunday, July 24. SS Eduardo Nunez will start at shortstop, while 1B Kennys Vargas will serve as the designated hitter and is batting sixth. OF Eddie Rosario will start in left field and is batting seven, while C Juan Centeno will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas is hitting .211 with one RBI over the last seven days and probably will not be the best starting candidate for most owners. Rosario should be a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues because he is hitting .396 with two home runs and seven RBI in July. Centeno is hitting .245 this season and would only have value in two-catcher leagues.

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Twins | Big game for Eduardo Nunez

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:50:33 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-6 with three RBIs and a stolen base Saturday, July 23, against the Boston Red Sox to push his average back up to .302.

Fantasy Tip: Nunez entered 0-for-11 over the past three games, so this game was necessary to quell the fears of Nunez's impatient fantasy owners.

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Twins | Miguel Sano goes deep again

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:49:47 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B-OF Miguel Sano went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, walk and two runs scored Saturday, July 23, against the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Sano has back-to-back three-hit games, as something about Boston pitching and Fenway Park certainly agrees with him. He is a must-start for the series finale Sunday in DFS play.

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Twins | Eddie Rosario has four-hit game

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:43:33 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Eddie Rosario went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI Saturday, July 23, against the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Rosario has five multi-hit games over the past 11 outings to raise his average from .198 to .262 just since July 6. He has re-emerged as a solid fantasy option in most AL-only leagues while running hot.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco bounced around

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:42:43 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed six earned runs, six hits and three walks over just two innings in a no-decision Saturday, July 23, against the Boston Red Sox. He threw just 35 of his 65 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco entered with three straight quality starts in the month of July, but this egg-laying will put doubt in the minds of fantasy owners yet again. He remains useful only in the deepest of AL fantasy formats at this point.

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Twins | Kurt Suzuki makes early exit

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:52:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki (chin) left the game against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, July 23, after taking a foul tip off his catcher's mask. He received several stitches on his chin but did not suffer a concussion.

Fantasy Tip: Suzuki should be considered day-to-day. He went 1-for-1 with an RBI double and a run scored before leaving Saturday's contest and is batting .288 with five home runs and 33 RBI through 67 games this season.

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Twins | Miguel Sano hitting third

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:48:50 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano is hitting third Saturday, July 23.

Fantasy Tip: Sano has a .275-4-9 line in 40 at-bats against left-handers this year. He's a high-end option against David Price.

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Twins | Joe Mauer out Saturday

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:40:00 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is out of the lineup Saturday, July 23, with 1B Kennys Vargas hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas has a decent .308-3-4 line in 39 at-bats. He's a low-end option against David Price.

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Twins | Kyle Gibson hurls gem Friday

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:24:18 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson (3-6) allowed one run on two hits over eight innings in a victory over the Boston Red Sox Friday, July 22, with one walk and six strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Gibson turned in one of his best outings of the season against one of the league's most prolific offenses, allowing no hits over his final seven innings. Going forward, he should still be viewed as a risky play due to his inconsistency and will make his next scheduled start versus the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, July 28.

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Twins | Kyle Gibson inconsistent on road

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:25:04 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in four road starts this year despite going 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA in his last four starts overall. On the year, he's 2-6 with a 5.12 ERA.

Fantasy Tip: Gibson really is a shaky matchup play in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats, and he's striking out just 6.4 hitters per nine innings. You would be very wise to avoid him on the road against the BoSox, one of the most potent hitting lineups in all of baseball.

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Twins | Trevor Plouffe doing baseball activities

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:13:33 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe (ribs) has progressed to being able to throw from 60 to 90 feet, run lightly and hit off a tee.

Fantasy Tip: Plouffe has played just 58 games this season and sits with a lowly .252/.283/.399 slash line. He's nothing more than a potential stash candidate in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Additionally, the Twins have some promising young bats hitting while in his absence, so Plouffe's playing time might not be as consistent as it was in the past.

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Twins | Kennys Vargas takes a seat vs. Boston

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:47:51 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 22. SS Eduardo Escobar draws into the lineup at shortstop and is batting sixth against Boston Red Sox SP Eduardo Rodriguez Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Vargas is 12-for-39 with a .718 slugging percentage over 12 games since being recalled. If you're chasing power, he's a worthy add in all settings. Escobar is nothing more than a desperation flier in daily contests and depth option in cavernous mixed and AL-only seasonal leagues.

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Twins | Byron Buxton sitting vs. Boston

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:39:09 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 21. OF Eddie Rosario is starting in center field and batting ninth against Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton cannot gain any traction at the dish and owns a .199/.246/.337 slash line through 182 plate appearances. It isn't out of the question to cut ties with the promising youngster. Rosario is heating up with a .348/.354/.609 line in July, and he could begin to see more consistent playing time if he continues to surge at the dish. Rosario is a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Thursday, too.

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Twins | Ervin Santana stellar in no-decision

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:58:16 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana continued his solid pitching as of late in his outing Wednesday, July 20, against the Detroit Tigers, though it only resulted in a no-decision. The right-hander went seven strong, surrendering one run on six hits and a walk. He also picked up a pair of strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Although Santana's strikeout totals have usually been low, he's now recorded a quality start in five of his last six assignments, en route to bringing his ERA down from 5.10 to 3.93 over that stretch. Considering his proven track record over many years at this level, and the fact his home starts occur in a pitcher's park, owners should be considering adding Santana across most formats.

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Twins | Max Kepler keeps up July HR barrage

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:52:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Max Kepler went 1-for-3 with his 10th home run of the season Wednesday, July 20, opposite the Detroit Tigers. The long ball produced his lone run scored and RBI in the contest, and he also drew a walk.

Fantasy Tip: Remarkably, that's now seven homers in July for the rookie, as he previously only had three entering the month. Although he also owns a discouraging .229/.309/.488 slash line for the season, Kepler is someone who should probably be on the radar in deep leagues, if only for his power and nothing else. He's also getting at-bats in Minnesota's heart of the batting order.

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Minnesota Twins Player News

Abad Fernando RP
Adam Jason P
Albers Andrew P
Aselton Kyle P
Bailey Jeff 1B
Bard Luke P
Bargas Paul P
Basak Chris INF
Bazardo Yorman P
Beresford James SS
Berrios Jose SP
Betsill Matthew 3B
Blackburn Nick SP
Boshers Buddy P
Boyd Hudson P
Boyer Brad INF
Brandon Eric P
Britton Buck 2B
Brown Matt B. INF
Bryant Patrick P
Burnett Sean RP
Burrt Landon OF
Buxton Byron OF
Centeno Juan C
Chang Ray SS
Chargois J.T. RP
Childress Daylan RP
Christian Jason SS
Christy Jeff C
Condrey Clay RP
Darnell Logan RP
De Los Santos Estarlin SS
De Vries Cole SP
Dean Pat SP
Deminsky David P
Diaz Lewin OF
Dickerson Joe OF
Dinkelman Brian OF
Dozier Brian 2B
Duffey Tyler SP
Duvall Mike RP
Escobar Eduardo SS
Estrada Horacio P
Farfan Alexander P
Farris Eric 2B
Fernandez Jair C
Fernandez Jorge C
Fernandez Raul P
Field Thomas 2B
Florentino Yeison P
Floyd Jesse P
Gaski Matt SS
Gault Joe P
Geiger Kyle C
Gibson Kyle SP
Gonzales Michael 1B
Gordon Nick SS
Greenwood Nick RP
Grossman Robbie OF
Gruver Steven RP
Hamburger Mark RP
Harrington Michael OF
Hart Jason INF
Hebert Robbie P
Hendrickson Ben SP
Hermsen B.J. P
Hinojosa Jonatan INF
Hodges Trey RP
Hollimon Michael SS
Huber Justin 1B
Hughes Phil SP
Hunt Shooter P
Hurley Eric SP
Jacobson Brett P
Jay Tyler RP
Jean Miguel SS
Jewell Garrett RP
Jimerson Charlton OF
Jones Zach P
Jones Zachary P
Jones Zack P
Jorge Felix SP
Kelly Paul SS
Kepler Max OF
Killian Billy C
King Bradford C
Kintzler Brandon RP
Kirilloff Alex OF
Knudson Kyle C
Kvasnicka Mike C
Lahey Tim RP
Lawman Matt SS
Leger Jose C
Lehmann Danny C
Maloney Joseph C
Martin Alfredo INF
Martinez David P
Martinez Jose SS
Mastroianni Darin OF
Mauer Billy P
Mauer Joe 1B
May Trevor RP
McCallum Derek 2B
McCardell Mike SP
McLemore Mark S. P
Melotakis Mason P
Meneses Heiker INF
Meyer Alex SP
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
Murphy J.R. C
Najac Greg C
Nelson Brad OF
Nelson Cole P
Nolasco Ricky SP
Nunez Eduardo SS
Nussbeck Mark P
O'Connor Mike SP
Ortiz Darfi INF
Osterbrock Dan P
Palka Daniel OF
Palki Jeromy P
Park Byung Ho 1B
Pattee Ben INF
Perkins Glen RP
Pettit Bo P
Pimentel Javier SS
Pineda Jeremias OF
Plouffe Trevor 3B
Polanco Jorge SS
Portes Juan OF
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 Neil RP
Ramirez Wilkin OF
Rams Danny C
Requena Jonathan INF
Richardson Sean C
Rizzotti Matt 1B
Robinson Mark OF
Rodriguez Jairo C
Rodriguez Reynaldo 1B
Rodriguez Reynaldo OF
Rogers Taylor RP
Romero Josmir P
Rosario Eddie OF
Rutgers Paul OF
Salcedo Adrian P
Samuels Matt P
Sanchez Henry 1B
Sanchez Javier C
Sano Miguel OF
Santana Danny OF
Santana Ervin SP
Sawatski Jay P
Schafer Logan OF
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
Strong Mike P
Summers Matt P
Suzuki Kurt C
Tapia Roni 3B
Thomas John P
Thorpe Lewis P
Tindall Nick C
Tintor Eli OF
Tolar Kevin RP
Tonkin Michael RP
Tootle Ben P
Torres Gabby C
Tovar Wilfredo 2B
Turner Stuart C
Turpen Daniel P
Vargas Kennys 1B
Vasquez Virgil SP
Velasquez Jon P
Villarreal Brayan RP
Walden Marcus 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
Antony Rob GM
Brunansky Tom TO
Cuellar Bobby TO
Gardenhire Ron TO
Glynn Gene TO
Guardado Eddie TO
Krivsky Wayne TO
Mientkiewicz Doug TO
Molitor Paul MAN
Perlozzo Sam TO
Radcliff Mike TO
Smith Bill TO
Steinbach Terry TO
Vavra Joe TO

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