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Twins | Trevor Plouffe has big stat line

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:20:11 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run Friday, July 1, against the Texas Rangers to raise his average to .252.

Fantasy Tip: Plouffe has picked up the pace with two homers and seven RBIs over his past eight games. He is a must-have fantasy option in AL-only leagues and some deeper mixed formats, as well as DFS play.

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Twins | Brian Dozier extends hitting streak

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:19:44 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a run scored Friday, July 1, against the Texas Rangers to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games. However, his run of 11 games in a row with at least one extra-base hit came to a close.

Fantasy Tip: Dozier has been on fire lately and a bright spot in an otherwise dismal season for the Twinkies. He has emerged as a must-start across all fantasy formats and DFS play.

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Twins | Ervin Santana good in no-decision

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:19:16 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana allowed two earned runs, three hits and three walks with five strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision Friday, July 1, against the Texas rangers. He threw 70 of his 117 pitches for strikes in the quality start.

Fantasy Tip: Santana has a 2-7 record over all this season, but he has started to chip away at his high ERA. He has allowed just five runs over the past three starts in 18 2/3 innings, dropping his ERA from 5.10 to 4.50. He is still not worth using in most mixed fantasy formats.

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Twins | Miguel Sano to DH, play 3B

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:16:10 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano will mainly see time at designated hitter and third base upon his return, according to manager Paul Molitor. He will play the outfield only in an emergency.

Fantasy Tip: Trevor Plouffe is serving as the DH tonight. It's good news for Max Kepler, who has been playing right field regularly lately. He has appeal in AL-only and dynasty formats. With Sano back from the DL, he should immediately be returned to all fantasy lineups because of his 30-homer potential.

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Twins | Robbie Grossman dropped in order

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 13:47:14 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Robbie Grossman has been dropped to sixth in the batting order against Texas Rangers left-handed SP Martin Perez Friday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: With Miguel Sano back from the DL Friday, Grossman drops down the order against a left-hander. After a hot start with Minnesota, Grossman has just three hits in his last 21 at-bats with a homer and two RBI. He's mainly depth in deep mixed and AL-only leagues, and he should be avoided against the southpaw in DFS.

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Twins | Miguel Sano off DL

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:34:52 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Miguel Sano (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 1, and 1B Byung Ho Park was optioned to Class AAA Rochester in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Sano has big-time power and could easily reach the 30-homer mark in the second half. However, he whiffs often and won't help your team's average at all. Get him back into all starting lineups. If he was dropped anywhere, grab him immediately. Park has similar pop but has struggled of late. You can let go for now in mixed leagues, but you may want to stash him in AL-only formats.

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Twins | Miguel Sano back Friday

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 07:01:03 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B/OF Miguel Sano (hamstring) completed his rehab assignment and will return to the Twins Friday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Sano will be a solid source of power with his .235-11-27 line and should return to all lineups.

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Twins | Trevor May to throw Friday and Saturday

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:57:45 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Trevor May (back) is scheduled to make back-to-back appearances for Class AAA Rochester during his rehab assignment Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: It appears as though the 26-year-old right-hander is on the verge of being activated from the disabled list. His high strikeout totals (40 through 26 1/3 innings) make him somewhat useful in deep AL-only fantasy leagues but owners may be scared away due to his high ERA (6.08) and WHIP (1.50).

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Twins | Tommy Milone may not make next start

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:37:57 -0700

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor is uncertain if SP Tommy Milone will make his next scheduled start versus the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, July 5, after he turned in a disappointing performance against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, June 30. "Haven't really gone there yet in my mind," Molitor said.

Fantasy Tip: Milone allowed five runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings versus the ChiSox Thursday, with one walk and three strikeouts. If the 29-year-old left-hander is dropped from the rotation, the Twins could turn to SP Jose Berrios, who came close to tossing a no-hitter for Class AAA Rochester in his most recent outing. Milone now possesses a 6.23 ERA through seven appearances (six starts) this year and is not worth owning outside of deep AL-only formats.

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Twins | Joe Mauer out Thursday

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:44:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is out of the lineup Thursday, June 30, with OF Robbie Grossman hitting third.

Fantasy Tip: It's quite a leap for Grossman to go from a guy that didn't start the season in the majors to hit third for the Twins today. The numbers don't support it, though. He's hitting .136 the last seven days and .231 this month. He is facing lefty Carlos Rodon, and he has hit .362 against lefties in 47 at-bats this year. However, he needs to be at a basement price to make the risk feasible.

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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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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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