Glen Perkins (back) won't be with the Twins for the start of their upcoming road trip.
Perkins is still dealing with a back spasm and could barely walk in the clubhouse ahead of Thursday afternoon's series finale at home against the White Sox. Kevin Jepsen is a must-own in all standard fantasy leagues. Perkins, 32, has also missed time this year with a neck injury.
Jose Peraza will be out for at least the next 3-5 games due to a sore hamstring.
It's part of the reason the Dodgers are calling up top infield prospect Corey Seager on Thursday. Pereza has impressed so far with Los Angeles, slashing .267/.353/.467 in 17 plate appearances. He was acquired from the Braves in July as part of the Hector Olivera trade.
Miguel Sano is not in the Twins' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the White Sox.
Sano has been bothered by a mild right hamstring strain for a week, but the injury isn't slowing him down at all. He'll sit Thursday mostly for routine rest. Joe Mauer is at designated hitter against the Pale Hose.
X-rays taken late Wednesday on Justin Turner's left pinkie showed up negative.
Turner was struck on his left hand by a Mike Leake pitch on Wednesday night, but it sounds like he avoided a major injury. "It got the tip of my pinkie and didn't have feeling in it for a couple of innings," the third baseman told reporters, "but I took some X-rays right away and everything’s good." Los Angeles will call up top infield prospect Corey Seager to provide some depth in case Turner needs a bit of rest.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers are calling up top infield prospect Corey Seager.
Seager was arguably the best young talent left in the minor leagues in what has become The Year of the Rookie at the major league level. The 21-year-old former first-round pick boasts a .306/.368/.523 career batting line on the farm and he's tallied 38 home runs and 86 doubles over the last two seasons between High-A, Double-A, and Triple-A. Seager has been playing shortstop and a little bit of third base this summer, and he could see semi-regular playing time on the Los Angeles infield if he gets off to a good start. He's probably not going to be truly fantasy relevant until 2016, though.