Alex Avila went 2-for-4 with his second home run of the season in a loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
The homer was Avila's first since an Opening Day blast. He also singled in the game. The catcher is hitting just .214 but has a nice .362 on-base percentage thanks to a 19/13 K/BB ratio in 21 games. His offensive struggles have led Tigers manager Brad Ausmus to turn to James McCann more often in recent weeks.
Anthony Gose went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.
The steal was Gose's fifth of the year and he's now got 10 runs scored. His .313 average and .343 on-base percentage are largely buoyed by his early success, but Gose has shown that it wasn't entirely a mirage with some good games recently. And even if it was, his speed should provide a good number of steals if nothing else.
Twins placed INF Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 30, with a left oblique strain.
Nunez tweaked the oblique over the weekend and tested it out during batting practice on Tuesday, to no avail. Doug Bernier's being called up to take his place on the roster. Working in a bench utility role, Nunez has only seen 22 at-bats this season, but he's made the most of them, racking up nine hits. He hit .250/.271/.382 in 201 at-bats during the 2014 campaign. There's no immediate timetable for his return.
David Robertson pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Tigers to earn his fourth save of the season Tuesday.
Robertson threw 10 strikes among his 13 pitches in the efficient outing. The right-hander still hasn't allowed a run and has given up just four hits and a walk through 10 appearances.
Shane Greene's run of tough starts continued Tuesday, as he allowed five runs over 2 2/3 innings in a loss to the White Sox.
Greene was a hot name coming into the season and backed up the hype by allowing just one earned run over his first three starts, but he's now posted three straight clunkers in his past three starts. On Tuesday, Greene gave up five hits but also walked four, including walking in a run. It might have been worse had Tigers manager Brad Ausmus not decided he'd seen enough after 57 pitches. It's hard to say whether Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde will show up Sunday against the Royals.
Conor Gillaspie went 2-for-3 with a two-run triple in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.
Gillaspie's triple was his first of the season after hitting five last year. Multi-hits have been hard to come by for Gillaspie this year, as Tuesday's was just his second overall and his first since April 11. His struggles have led to a .237/.274/.373 line thus far.
Twins purchased the contract of INF Doug Bernier from Triple-A Rochester.
Bernier will take the place of Eduardo Nunez, who is heading to the disabled list. In Triple-A last season, Bernier hit .280/.348/.396 over 124 games. He's not fantasy relevant.
Wandy Rodriguez tossed eight strong innings, striking out eight while allowing one run, in the Rangers' 7-1 win over the Astros on Tuesday.
Wandy gave up just three hits on the night, with one of those being a Luis Valbuena solo homer. The southpaw also struck out eight while walking just one. It was easily the best of his three starts thus far and showed that he's still got a little bit left in the tank after the Rangers picked him up off the scrap heap. Rodriguez will square off with the Rays in Tampa on Sunday.