Minnesota Twins news, rumors and injuries
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.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:48:50 -0700
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.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:40:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vargas has a decent .308-3-4 line in 39 at-bats. He's a low-end option against David Price.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:24:18 -0700
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.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:25:04 -0700
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.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:13:33 -0700
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.
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.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:39:09 -0700
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.
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.
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.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:58:58 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Eddie Rosario is starting in left field and batting seventh against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander Wednesday, July 20. OF Robbie Grossman is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: It's been a disappointing sophomore campaign for Rosario, as he sits with an underwhelming .640 OPS after flashing five-category potential last year. He's hot right now with a 15-for-42 start to July, though. He's a potential buy-low candidate in deep mixed and AL-only leagues and a low-priced flier for daily contests Wednesday. With a solid .282/.419/.453 slash line, Grossman has played well for Minnesota and should be owned in all deep leagues.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:47:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Nunez has been a bright spot for the dismal Minnesota offense, posting a .312 average with 43 RBIs at the top of manager Paul Molitor's batting order. He has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option in AL-only leagues, deeper mixed formats and as a strong mid-tier option in DFS.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:46:59 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone allowed two earned runs, four hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 8 1/3 innings in a win Tuesday, July 19, against the Detroit Tigers. He threw 74 of his 109 pitches for strikes in the quality start.
Fantasy Tip: The southpaw is enjoying quite the renaissance in July, posting a 3-0 record with a 2.33 ERA over 19 1/3 innings in three starts. He has re-emerged as a useful AL-only fantasy option, although it will take a few more quality starts before mixed leaguers can trust him again.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:02:09 -0700
Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor said he was told by ownership Sunday, July 17, that he would remain manager for the 2017 season despite the Twins firing general manager Terry Ryan Monday, July 18. The Twins entered the day Monday with the worst record in the American League at 33-58, 21 games out of first place in the AL Central.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:46:49 -0700
Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed one earned run, three hits and three walks over six innings with no strikeouts Monday, July 18, in a hard-luck loss against the Detroit Tigers. He threw 60 of his 100 pitches for strikes to slip to 4-8.
Fantasy Tip: Nolasco just received no run support in this one, as he pitched really well despite the lack of strikeouts. He has three quality starts in three starts in the month of July and has re-emerged as a useful AL-only option and low-priced DFS play.
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