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Twins | Glen Perkins not close to throwing

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:52:09 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (shoulder) hasn't given any indications that he's close to resuming throwing, according to manager Paul Molitor.

Fantasy Tip: Continue stashing Perkins everywhere, but this looks like an extended absence, especially after injuries came up for him at the end of each of the last two seasons. Kevin Jepsen remains the ninth-inning man for now, but he's already blown two saves recently. Trevor May, who has 20 K's in just 12 1/3 innings, is likely the better long-term bet for saves in Minnesota if Perkins remains sidelined.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Mike Berardino


Twins | Tommy Milone out, Alex Meyer in

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:32:13 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone is moving to the bullpen, and SP Alex Meyer will make the start in Milone's place Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Milone is a soft tosser who had a 5.40 ERA and only 17 strikeouts in 20 innings over his four starts. He can be left to the waiver wire outside of maybe deep AL leagues. Meyer will be making his first major league start against the Astros Tuesday. He sported a 5.28 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and struck out 9.8 hitters per nine in the minors last year. Meyer's stay in the rotation may be brief, though, and while he has strikeout upside, he's strictly a wait-and-see option in deeper mixed leagues for now.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger


Twins | Jose Berrios knocked out early

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:38:07 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Jose Berrios allowed five runs on six hits and struck out five in four innings in his loss to the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, April 27. "Jose was probably a little amped up," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "I don't think we saw him at his best. He competed fairly well. Command wasn't particularly sharp."

Fantasy Tip: Berrios is arguably their best pitching prospect and one of the better prospects in the majors. He's worth holding onto to see if he can harness his command.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Twins | Trevor Plouffe rehab update

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:01:58 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe (intercostal) is expected to begin a two-game rehab assignment with Class A Fort Myers Saturday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Plouffe has been sidelined because of a strained right intercostal muscle and should be viewed as a low-end option at the hot corner in most seasonal leagues. INF Eduardo Nunez has received the bulk of the playing time at third base for Minnesota in his absence, although 3B/OF Miguel Sano has also seen action there on days when he isn't starting in right field.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger


Twins | Alex Meyer could debut soon

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:50:35 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Alex Meyer could be debuting for the team sooner than later. The team has "kicked around the idea" of giving him a start. Their starting pitcher for Sunday, May 1, is still to be determined.

Fantasy Tip: It makes sense for the Twins to roll with Meyer, as they just lost two of their top starting pitchers to injury in Kyle Gibson and Ervin Santana, and will be unveiling fellow top pitching prospect Jose Berrios on Wednesday. Meyer will have some solid value to offer once he arrives in Minnesota, as his home starts would be in a pitcher-friendly park, plus his pedigree indicates he could be a very useful asset in fantasy leagues. Owners should monitor his situation.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - La Velle E. Neal III


Twins | Miguel Sano at 3B again

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:50:16 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B/OF Miguel Sano is starting at third base for the second straight day against Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin Wednesday, April 27. That allows OF Oswaldo Arcia to start in right field. He's hitting sixth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: With Trevor Plouffe on the DL, Sano could accumulate enough starts at the hot corner to become eligible at third base, in addition to the outfield. That's significant, and it would give Sano owners more flexibility with their lineups. The second year slugger has 30-homer power but swings and misses often and won't do your batting average any favors.

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Twins | Jose Berrios not on strict limit

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:15:17 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Jose Berrios is not expected to have a firm inning limit with the Twins this year. He threw 166 1/3 innings last year in the minors.

Fantasy Tip: Berrios had a 2-0 record, 1.06 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 10.6 K/9 in three starts for Class AAA Rochester this year, and he had nothing left to prove in the minors as Minnesota's top pitching prospect. With both Ervin Santana (back) and Kyle Gibson (shoulder) on the DL, Berrios could stick around for a while if he pitches well. He should've already been owned in AL-only and dynasty leagues, and he certainly deserves consideration for ownership in mixed leagues, as well.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi


Twins | Ervin Santana, Kyle Gibson will be ready

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:03:05 -0700

Minnesota Twins SPs Ervin Santana (back) and Kyle Gibson (shoulder) are both expected to be ready to come off the disabled list when they are eligible, according to manager Paul Molitor. Santana is dealing with a lower back strain, while Gibson is suffering from a right shoulder strain.

Fantasy Tip: Gibson, who was 0-3 with a 6.10 ERA in four starts, could have his rotation spot in jeopardy if top pitching prospect Jose Berrios impresses in his opportunity. Gibson should only be stashed in deeper AL-only leagues, while Berrios could be universally owned if he lives up to his billing against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday.

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Twins | Ricky Nolasco fans nine batters

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:49:02 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed four earned runs, five hits and no walks with nine strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday, April 26, against the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Tip: Nolasco has piled up 24 strikeouts over 27 2/3 innings with a 0.90 WHIP through four outings. He has re-emerged as a useful fantasy option in AL-only leagues and some deeper mixed formats, and he is a value play in DFS.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Twins | Danny Santana has three-hit game

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:48:31 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Danny Santana went 3-for-5 with a double and run scored Tuesday, April 26, againt the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Tip: Santana has four hits and a pair of runs scored in eight at-bats since returning to the lineup. It appears safe to plug him back into the active lineup in all AL-only fantasy leagues and DFS play.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Twins | Ervin Santana, Kyle Gibson to DL

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:23:43 -0700

Minnesota Twins SPs Ervin Santana (back) and Kyle Gibson (shoulder) were placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 26. Santana is dealing with back spasms, while Gibson has a shoulder strain.

Fantasy Tip: Tyler Duffey replaced Santana after he was scratched from his last start. Stash Santana in deep mixed and AL-only leagues, while Gibson can likely be jettisoned everywhere. Jose Berrios, the club's top pitching prospect, will be called up to make his major league debut Wednesday. The way Minnesota's rotation has underwhelmed, Berrios may be one of the better arms, meaning he could stick around for a while. Grab him everywhere.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger


Twins | Eduardo Nunez out Tuesday

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:09:59 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Eduardo Nunez is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 26, against the Cleveland Indians. OF Miguel Sano is playing third base and batting fourth against Indians SP Cody Anderson.

Fantasy Tip: Nunez is a player with borderline fantasy value, even though he has hit leadoff. Sano carries plenty of value in the fourth spot (.323-3-6 in the last week) so put him in your lineup and reap the benefits.

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Twins | Kyle Gibson won't make next start

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:59:26 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson will not be making his next start, and it's unclear when he'll start again.

Fantasy Tip: Gibson has had a rough go of it to begin the year, and he's sporting a 6.10 ERA, an 0-3 record, 1.74 WHIP and just 11 strikeouts and 12 walks in 20 2/3 innings. He should only be retained in deep AL-only leagues right now, albeit on the bench. Stay tuned for Minnesota's rotation plans moving forward.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - La Velle E. Neal III


Twins | Danny Santana batting leadoff Tuesday

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:58:09 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Danny Santana is batting leadoff Tuesday, April 26, against the Cleveland Indians and SP Cody Anderson.

Fantasy Tip: The first question is why the Twins would put a .200 hitter at the top of the lineup, but the Twins are shuffling the deck chairs to find a lineup that hits. Santana should get plenty of chances and he did have a starting job two years ago. AL owners may like Santana's chances, as will daily owners because of his lineup status.

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Twins | Ervin Santana likely to DL

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:09:24 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana (back) is likely to land on the disabled list. SP Jose Berrios is being called up from the minor leagues and will make the start Wednesday, April 27.

Fantasy Tip: Berrios is Minnesota's top pitching prospect, and his upside is very high with three above-average swing-and-miss offerings. He should be scooped up anywhere that he's available, even if his stay in the big leagues is short once Santana returns from injury. Berrios could also take the spot of struggling starter Kyle Gibson eventually if he pitches well in his first MLB taste.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - La Velle E. Neal III


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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
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
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
Fien Casey RP
Florentino Yeison P
Floyd Jesse P
Gaski Matt SS
Gault Joe P
Geiger Kyle C
Gibson Kyle SP
Gonzales Michael 1B
Gordon Nick SS
Graham J.R. SP
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 RP
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 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
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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