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Twins | Big stat line for Eduardo Nunez

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:07:12 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Nunez went 3-for-5 with a double, solo home run and two runs scored Wednesday, June 29, against the Chicago White Sox to push his batting average to .316.

Fantasy Tip: Nunez has been surprising effective for fantasy owners in AL-only leagues and deeper mixed play, hitting five homers in May and six in June.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco gets knocked around

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:06:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed seven runs and nine hits over 5 2/3 innings in a second straight loss Wednesday, June 29, against the Chicago White Sox. He also walked one and struck out five, throwing 62 of his 95 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco's ERA (5.31) and WHIP (1.38) are slightly above his career averages, and he should only be trusted in the deepest of AL-only fantasy leagues if you're desperate for starting pitching.

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Twins | Brian Dozier extends hitting streak

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:18:08 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Brian Dozier extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a double in the sixth inning Wednesday, June 29, against the Chicago White Sox. He has managed at least one extra-base hit in a franchise-record 10 straight games.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier is on quite the role, and has been a bright spot in an otherwise bleak season in Minneapolis. He is a must-start in all fantasy formats and DFS play while running hot.

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Twins | Byung Ho Park sitting Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:17:54 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Byung Ho Park (rest) is not in the lineup Wednesday, June 29. SS Eduardo Escobar gets a start instead at shortstop and will bat seventh opposite Chicago White Sox SP James Shields. 3B Trevor Plouffe is serving as the designated hitter, while SS Eduardo Escobar is shifting over to third base.

Fantasy Tip: Park should return to Minnesota's lineup after a day off. Escobar recently had a seven-game hitting streak throughout the middle of June, so owners might want to consider him in daily formats for his potential value against a very erratic starting pitcher.

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Twins | Miguel Sano nearing end of rehab stint

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:02:04 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF/3B Miguel Sano (hamstring) will play third base in one game of the doubleheader for Class AAA Rochester Thursday, June 30, and serve as the designated hitter in the other.

Fantasy Tip: Sano should return to the Twins sooner than later, and the doubleheader Thursday could be the final games of his rehab stint, so stay tuned for updates on that front. With approximately half the season left, look for Sano to approach or exceed 15 home runs and 45 RBI from here out. He should be owned in all formats.

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Twins | Kyle Gibson impressive in victory

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:42:22 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson allowed just five hits and a walk with a season-best seven strikeouts over seven scoreless innings to pick up his first win of the season Tuesday, June 28, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Gibson has struggled all season, posting a 5.12 ERA and 1.49 WHIP. He has just two quality starts over his past five outings and is still worth only a roster space in the deepest of AL-only fantasy leagues at this point.

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Twins | Brian Dozier provides the offense

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:41:53 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs Tuesday, June 28, against the Chicago White Sox in a 4-0 win. He has hit safely in 10 consecutive games, and he has four home runs over the past three games.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier is hitting .439 (18-for-41) with 10 runs scored, five homers and 11 RBIs during his impressive 10-game run. He is an obvious must-start in all seasonal fantasy leagues and DFS play while running hot.

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Twins | Phil Hughes done for the year

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:05:14 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes (shoulder) will have season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.

Fantasy Tip: Hughes was already likely to miss most of the rest of the season, and now it's official that he's done until 2017. He wasn't useable even in AL-only leagues with his 5.95 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 5.2 K/9 and should be left undrafted in mixed leagues in 2017.

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Twins | Brian Dozier embracing the cleanup spot

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:57:51 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier extended his hitting streak to nine games against the New York Yankees on Sunday, June 26, going 2-for-4 with a two-run shot for his second homer in as many days. Dozier, who moved into the fourth spot of the order on the same day (June 17) he started the hitting streak, is batting .405 (15-for-37) with three home runs and seven RBI over that span.

Fantasy Tip: On a team note, Dozier's blast was the only one of Minnesota's six homers that wasn't of the solo variety. On an individual note, the 2015 All-Star is hitting .344 with five home runs and 15 RBI in June after batting .202 with five homers and 17 RBI combined over his first two months. Since Dozier is performing like a top-five fantasy second baseman this month, he needs to be in all lineups.

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Twins | Eduardo Nunez slugs 10th homer

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:57:02 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Eduardo Nunez finished 2-for-5 with a solo homer against his former team - the New York Yankees - on Sunday, June 26.

Fantasy Tip: Nunez is enjoying a dream season thus far for the last-place Twins, batting .312 with 10 home runs, 29 RBI and 17 steals. He doubled his previous career high in homers with today's blast, is one RBI short of tying his personal best in RBI and five stolen bases shy of matching his career best in that category as well. Nunez, Jose Altuve and Melvin Upton Jr. are the only three players with as many as 10 homers and 15 steals already. In case you hadn't already guessed, he's a must-start.

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Twins | Tyler Duffey twirls eight-inning gem

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:38:16 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Tyler Duffey enjoyed perhaps the finest of his 22 career starts against the New York Yankees on Sunday, June 26, allowing one run on two hits and no walks while striking out eight over as many innings for his first win since May 25.

Fantasy Tip: To put this outing into some perspective, Duffey hadn't even come close to a quality start since tossing seven scoreless innings against the Cleveland Indians on May 15. The eight innings are a career high and the eight strikeouts are one short of another personal best. Despite the dominant outing, Duffey should remain on fantasy benches as he faces the Texas Rangers at home on Saturday.

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Twins | Miguel Sano to play 3-4 more rehab games

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:05:07 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Miguel Sano (hamstring) likely will play three or four more rehab games with Class AAA Rochester, according to manager Paul Molitor. Sano is working on his timing and pitch recognition during the rehab games.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that Sano likely will return within the next week and should be a regular member of the starting lineup. Sano is a solid source of power for fantasy owners and should be a starter in most leagues.

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Twins | Trevor Plouffe returns to action Sunday

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:21:36 -0700

Minnesota Twins INF Trevor Plouffe (groin) is back in the starting lineup versus New York Yankees SP Nathan Eovaldi Sunday, June 26, batting fifth and playing first base. In addition, C Juan Centeno will start behind the plate and hit eighth, while OF Danny Santana starts in center field and bats ninth. 1B Byung-ho Park, C Kurt Suzuki and OF Byron Buxton are receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: DFS players may want to wait a game or two before using Plouffe again after he missed several days due to a strained right groin. Centeno and Santana have not been swinging the bat well recently and should be viewed strictly as desperation sources of salary cap relief.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez riding pine vs. Twins

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:36:29 -0700

New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez is not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 26. OF Aaron Hicks draws into the lineup in right field and is batting ninth against Minnesota Twins SP Tyler Duffey Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has been better in June with 12 RBI, but his .677 OPS doesn't move the fantasy needle enough to warrant starting him outside of deep mixed and AL-only leagues. He's barely holding off being a fantasy afterthought. Hicks can't gain any traction at the dish (.217/.272/.329 slash line for the season), which limits him to being a depth option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. However, he has upside and is worthy of consideration in daily contests when he lands in a favorable matchup. It likely isn't the spot Sunday, though.

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Twins | Brian Dozier on eight-game hitting streak

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:02:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier provided his team's only offense on Saturday, June 25, lifting a fastball from New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda into the left-field stands for his ninth homer of the season - a solo shot.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier is 13-for-33 (.394) with three doubles, two triples and two home runs during his hitting streak, which has increased his average from .227 to .248, which would be a career-high mark for him. The 29-year-old is still well off the pace he set last year in homers (28), but owners will take this version of Dozier after he spent about half of April and May batting below the Mendoza line. He needs to be started in all leagues now until he cools off.

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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
Jepsen Kevin RP
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
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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