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Sam Fuld | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Sam Fuld reached base three times for the third consecutive game on Thursday against Seattle.
He finished 1-for-2 with two walks, a steal and a run scored. Fuld doesn't want to leave Seattle. He went 5-for-10 (.500) with four walks, a homer, three steals, two RBI and three runs scored as the Twins took three of four. If you need a center fielder in your AL-only league, Fuld is probably your best free agent bet at the moment. He won't keep raking like this -- he's hit safely in nine of 10 -- but Fuld will draw the occasional walk and steal bases as long as he's in the lineup. Jul 11 - 1:27 AM

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Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Sam Fuld reached base three times, drove in a run and scored another in Wednesday's 8-1 blowout at Seattle's expense.

He finished 1-for-2 with a pair of walks. Fuld is 13-for-29 (.448) over his past nine games, and he's accrued a multi-hit game in four of his last seven. He doesn't have the tools to be a consistent contributor in even AL-only leagues, but he can be started by those without better options in that format as long as he's hot and receiving everyday at-bats.
Jul 10 - 1:39 AM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Sam Fuld singled twice, homered and swiped two bases in Tuesday's 2-0 win against the Mariners.

Fuld failed to reel in Michael Saunders' round tripper on Monday, but he made up for it a day later, taking Chris Young over the right field fence in the fifth inning. Fuld finished 3-for-3 as a one-man wrecking crew. He's hit safely in seven of his last eight games to raise his batting average from .214 to .253. Fuld has enough speed to be usable in AL-only formats when he's starting -- tonight's steals were his ninth and 10th in 45 games -- but he doesn't make consistent contact, and rarely lifts the ball when he does. This was only his seventh career round-tripper.
Jul 9 - 12:52 AM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Twins activated OF Sam Fuld from the 7-day disabled list.

Fuld missed over a month of action with post-concussion symptoms, but he played in a few rehab games and is feeling fine now. With Danny Santana settling in in center field, Fuld will be used in a backup role.
Jun 13 - 3:44 PM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Sam Fuld (concussion) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Fuld, out since May 8 with a concussion, has made it through four rehab games without incident. He was hitting .250/.291/.365 over his first 13 games with the Twins before going on the disabled list.
Jun 12 - 5:37 PM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Sam Fuld (concussion) is expected to be activated by the end of the week if he continues to have no issues on his rehab assignment.

Fuld has played two games with Double-A New Britain and hasn't had any post-concussion problems. "Fuld played yesterday with no problems," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Monday. "The team had an off-day today, but he'll continue tomorrow on his rehab. He's had no side effects. No headaches. No problems."
Jun 9 - 9:00 PM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Sam Fuld (concussion) is hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday.

Fuld took batting practice with his Twins teammates on Wednesday and felt fine. He was hitting .250/.291/.365 in 13 games for Minnesota before suffering a concussion in early May. The utility outfielder should be ready for activation around the middle of June.
Jun 4 - 5:03 PM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Sam Fuld (concussion) will take batting practice with the Twins on Wednesday.

The outfielder has been out since May 8. He's progressed nicely in his recovery and has been able to participate in full baseball activities as of late. Still, there's still no timetable for his return.
Jun 2 - 7:30 PM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said that Sam Fuld (concussion) had a "real good day" Friday and is ready to "press the issue."

Fuld hit off a tee with no issues. The outfielder has yet to be without concussion symptoms for multiple days on end, but perhaps he's finally turning a corner. The Twins will obviously be careful with him.
May 30 - 4:24 PM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Sam Fuld (concussion) was examined by a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

The initial reports from that examination were positive. Fuld hasn't played since May 7 due to concussion symptoms, but he may be ready to turn the corner soon. There's still no timetable for his return.
May 28 - 8:03 PM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Sam Fuld (concussion) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Fuld has yet to have three days in a row without concussion symptoms. Until he reverses that trend, he'll remain shut down from activity. The outfielder has been sidelined since early May and should be considered out indefinitely.
May 27 - 8:07 PM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Sam Fuld (concussion) had a setback on Wednesday but has improved since then.

Fuld is still dealing with some post-concussion symptoms and has not been cleared for baseball activities. He should be considered out indefinitely.
May 16 - 5:32 PM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Sam Fuld (concussion) saw a doctor again Wednesday due to persisting symptoms.

"It’s not a setback," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "You’re going to have those up-and-down days." Fuld is eligible to come off the 7-day concussion disabled list on Thursday, but that's extremely unlikely. He'll need to be symptom-free for a couple of days before the Twins will consider reinstating him.
May 14 - 9:04 PM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Sam Fuld is making progress with his concussion symptoms but has yet to resume baseball activities.

Fuld noted Tuesday that it was the best he's felt since he suffered a concussion when he ran into the outfield wall back on May 2. He played in six games after suffering the concussion but was eventually placed on the DL when the symptoms worsened. Fuld is eligible to return Thursday, but it's unclear when he'll be activated.
May 13 - 9:26 PM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Twins placed OF Sam Fuld on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Fuld showed up to Progressive Field on Thursday morning with what Twins manager Ron Gardenhire described as a "massive" headache. Low on legitimate outfielders, the Twins are starting Eduardo Escobar in center in Thursday afternoon's series-finale with the Indians.
May 8 - 12:21 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2Chris Colabello
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Sam Fuld
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kevin Correia
4Kyle Gibson
5Yohan Pino
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Samuel Deduno