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Twins | Eduardo Escobar returns to shortstop

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:38:55 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Escobar (groin) is back from the disabled list and is starting at shortstop and batting seventh against Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy Monday, May 23.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar's return hurts the fantasy value of Eduardo Nunez, who has been one of Minnesota's more consistent hitters. Nunez should remain more attractive for his speed than Escobar, though, in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Escobar had no home runs and a .237 average before he was injured.

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Twins | Brian Dozier receives a breather

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:36:14 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 23. SS Eduardo Nunez is starting at second base and is hitting leadoff against Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier (.199-4-14) could certainly use a break to clear his head. He's hitting .211 with nine strikeouts this month and hasn't homered since May 4. If you have better options at second base, you should consider benching him in mixed leagues until he shows life. Nunez continues to hit and is now batting .320 with eight stolen bases in 34 games. He'll lose some playing time with Eduardo Escobar back from the DL, but Nunez remains attractive in deep mixed and AL-only leagues for his high average and speed.

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Twins | Eduardo Escobar returning Monday

Mon, 23 May 2016 07:16:06 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Escobar (groin) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 23.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar has some AL-only value, but he's not much of an option in mixed leagues. He's hitting .237 with six RBI.

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Twins | Miguel Sano on the bench

Sun, 22 May 2016 10:50:53 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Miguel Sano is not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP Marcus Stroman Sunday, May 22. OF Oswaldo Arcia will start at right field, while OF Robbie Grossman will start in left field and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Grossman has gone 4-for-7 with one home run and three RBI over the last two games and is a decent option in some daily fantasy leagues.

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Twins | Glen Perkins won't throw Monday

Sun, 22 May 2016 08:43:40 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) will not throw his scheduled bullpen session Monday, May 23, after suffering a setback while playing long toss recently.

Fantasy Tip: Perkins will return to the ninth-inning role as soon as he is activated from the disabled list, so he should remain stashed in all fantasy formats. Kevin Jepsen will continue serving as Minnesota's interim closer, although he has been somewhat shaky recently, so Trevor May could see some save opportunities as well.

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Twins | Eduardo Nunez clubs third home run

Sat, 21 May 2016 14:09:29 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Nunez finished 2-for-4, including a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning on Saturday, May 21, in a 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Fantasy Tip: If only Brian Dozier wasn't hitting .204, Minnesota might be fielding a much better offense right now. Not much has gone right for the 11-win Twins, but Nunez is batting .331 and roughly on pace to produce 12 homers, 68 RBI and 32 steals at a weak fantasy position. Until Nunez starts showing signs of slowing down, he needs to be in fantasy lineups just about every day.

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Twins | Oswaldo Arcia not in the lineup

Sat, 21 May 2016 08:55:52 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia is not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ Saturday, May 21. OF Robbie Grossman will start in left field and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Grossman went 3-for-4 in his first game since being recalled and is back in the starting lineup. Grossman can be an option for desperate owners in daily fantasy leagues, but owners in most leagues should be able to find better players to use.

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Twins | Miguel Sano will be DH

Sat, 21 May 2016 08:54:57 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Miguel Sano will serve as the designated hitter against Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ Saturday, May 21. OF Darin Mastroianni will start in right field and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Sano has been inconsistent at the plate this month but has recorded four home runs and eight RBI during that span. He can be a decent starting option in most leagues. Mastroianni has gone hitless in his eight plate appearances this season and should be avoided in all leagues.

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Twins | Joe Mauer on the bench

Sat, 21 May 2016 08:38:24 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ Saturday, May 21. 1B Byung Ho Park will start at first base and is batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Park has gone hitless in each of his last three games and is hitting only .233 so far this season. Owners in daily fantasy leagues probably will be able to find better options to use in their lineups.

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Twins | Byron Buxton returning to action

Fri, 20 May 2016 21:47:10 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (back) will be back in the lineup for Class AAA Rochester Saturday, May 21, according to general manager Terry Ryan.

Fantasy Tip: Buxton's performance in the majors to date has disappointed, but he still has all the tools that made him one of the top prospects. Stash him in AL-only formats and hope his next stint with Minnesota proves to be a productive one.

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Twins | Alex Meyer throws Friday

Fri, 20 May 2016 18:36:56 -0700

Minnesota Twins P Alex Meyer (shoulder) threw a bullpen session without experiencing any setbacks Friday, May 20. He is scheduled to throw again Sunday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: Meyer has been dealing with right shoulder fatigue and there is no timetable for his return from the disabled list. The 25-year-old righty is 0-1 with a 12.27 ERA in two appearances (one start) at the MLB level this year and is 1-1 with a 1.04 ERA in three games (two starts) with Class AAA Rochester. Meyer's fantasy value is limited to deep AL-only leagues at this point.

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Twins | Eduardo Escobar begins rehab assignment

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:10:39 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Escobar (groin) is starting at shortstop and batting second during the first game of his rehab assignment with Class A Fort Myers Friday, May 20.

Fantasy Tip: Once he returns to the big club, Escobar and Eduardo Nunez project to split time at shortstop. Nunez has been excellent thus far, though, so Escobar might be on the lesser half of the timeshare. Nunez has a .327/.367/.464 slash line with 15 runs, 14 RBI and seven stolen bases through 31 games. Stay tuned for updates.

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Twins | Oswaldo Arcia draws out against Toronto

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:27:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. OF Robbie Grossman is starting in left field and batting seventh against Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Arcia is struggling to find his game, but he remains a decent depth piece in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Remember, he hit 20 home runs through just 410 plate appearances in 2014, and he is still only 25. This is Grossman's season debut, and he is nothing more than a low-priced flier in daily contests Friday.

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Twins | Byung Ho Park resting vs. Blue Jays

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:20:23 -0700

Minnesota Twins DH Byung Ho Park is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. 3B Jorge Polanco is drawing into the starting lineup at second base and is batting sixth against Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Park's .233 batting average is a drag, but if you knew he would have nine home runs by May 20 at the draft table, you would have gladly taken it. He should take a run at 30 bombs for the campaign, and there is room for the average to improve. Polanco has 48 career plate appearances and is nothing more than a desperation flier in all fantasy formats Friday.

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Blue Jays | Kevin Pillar sitting vs. Twins

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:12:45 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. OF Ezequiel Carrera is starting in center field and batting eighth against Minnesota Twins SP Tyler Duffey Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Pillar is a viable starter in deep leagues, but he is currently reeling along an 0-for-17 stretch, so a night off might help him return to form. In his previous 26 games since being demoted down the lineup, Pillar returned 10 runs, two home runs, 12 RBI, three stolen bases and a .323/.352/.485 slash line. There's upside, but expect the peaks and valleys to continue. Carrera is a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Friday, as he has started the season 16-for-45 (.356 batting average) at the dish.

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Minnesota Twins Player News

Abad Fernando RP
Adam Jason P
Albers Andrew P
Arcia Oswaldo OF
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. 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
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
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
Kintzler Brandon RP
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
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 Wilkin OF
Rams Danny C
Requena Jonathan INF
Richardson Sean C
Rizzotti Matt 1B
Robinson Mark OF
Rodriguez Jairo C
Rodriguez Reynaldo OF
Rodriguez Reynaldo 1B
Rogers Taylor RP
Romero Josmir P
Rosario Eddie OF
Runzler Dan RP
Rutgers Paul OF
Salcedo Adrian P
Samuels Matt P
Sanchez Henry 1B
Sanchez Javier C
Sano Miguel OF
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
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
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
Ryan Terry GM
Smith Bill TO
Steinbach Terry TO
Vavra Joe TO

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