Christian Bethancourt went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Mariners.
Bethancourt drew the start in the designated hitter spot and batted seventh -- one spot ahead of catcher Derek Norris. He's sporting a sub-.300 on-base percentage, but Bethancourt has out-produced Norris with a .267 average and .500 slugging percentage.
Red Sox prospect first baseman Sam Travis was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee.
Previous reports suggested an injury to the ACL and it's now confirmed. It's a tough break for Travis, who will require season-ending surgery. The expectation is that he'll be ready for the start of 2017. The 22-year-old was teammates at Indiana with Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber, who suffered the same injury back in April.
Kendall Graveman limited the Twins to two runs over six innings in Monday's 3-2 victory.
He gave up six hits, walked three and recorded five strikeouts along the way. It had been over a month since Graveman picked up a victory, and April 20 was also the date of his last quality start before Monday. He'll look to keep it going this weekend in Houston.
The Twins will recall Byron Buxton from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.
He'll take the roster spot of Danny Santana, who left Monday's game with a hamstring strain. Buxton owns a .195/.239/.316 batting line over 187 plate appearances in the majors, but the tools are obvious and it's easy to forget that he's just 22 years old. For what it's worth, he came into Monday's action hitting .333/.402/.605 with six homers and four steals over 28 games since his demotion to Triple-A. That includes 11 walks and 25 strikeouts. It hasn't clicked for him so far in the majors, but he's still very exciting for the long-term.
Twins placed INF/OF Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.
Santana injured his left hamstring during Monday's game and will require an extended absence. The Twins will call up Byron Buxton to take his place on the active roster.
Ryan Madson nailed down his 12th save of the season with scoreless ninth inning in Monday's win over the Twins.
There was no sweat here, as Madson recorded a couple strikeouts and a foulout to protect the one-run lead. Madson pitched the eighth inning Sunday against the middle of the Tigers' order and gave way to Sean Doolittle in the ninth as the lefty converted the save. That will happen on occasion as the A's play the matchups, but Madson is still the primary source for saves in Oakland.
Ervin Santana pitched well but was saddled with a loss Monday, allowing three runs over seven frames against the Athletics.
Santana surrendered a leadoff home run to Coco Crisp in the bottom of the first inning and then coughed up the lead as the A's tallied single runs in the fifth and sixth. The righty has just one win on the season -- which is no surprise given that the Twins have only 15 as a teams -- but he's mostly pitched pretty well, as a clunker versus the Royals last week has skewed his stats. Santana gets the Rays over the weekend.
Byron Buxton was pulled from Monday's game with Triple-A Rochester.
Danny Santana exited Monday's game with a left hamstring strain, so it appears that the Twins are preparing to place him on the disabled list and bring Buxton back from Triple-A. The 22-year-old was demoted in late April after batting just .156/.208/.289 in 49 plate appearances, but he came into Monday's action hitting .333/.402/.605 with six homers and four steals over 28 games in Triple-A. He'll be worth consideration in most mixed leagues assuming he gets the call.