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Casey Fien | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Casey Fien returned to the mound Wednesday, pitching a scoreless eighth inning for a hold against the Royals.
Fien, the primary setup man for Glen Perkins, hadn't pitched in six days because of shoulder stiffness. Apr 15 - 11:28 PM

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Casey Fien (shoulder) felt good after throwing in the bullpen on Monday.

Fien's been unavailable since Friday due to shoulder stiffness. After Monday's bullpen session the pitcher said that he was "good to go." Given that the Twins haven't scheduled an MRI and Fien isn't being bothered by lingering soreness, this injury looks to be pretty minor.
Apr 13 - 1:33 PM

Casey Fien was unavailable on Friday due to shoulder stiffness.

He'll attempt to play catch on Saturday and see how he feels. The Twins haven't scheduled an MRI and don't appear overly concerned at this point. He's considered day-to-day for the time being.
Apr 11 - 12:01 PM

Twins and RHP Casey Fien avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.375 million contract.

Fien was arbitration-eligible for the first time. The reliever boasts a 3.54 ERA over the last three seasons and will again serve in a setup role in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:28 PM

Casey Fien (biceps) is available on Thursday.

Fien played catch before the Twins' series finale with the Red Sox and felt fine. He had been on the shelf for a couple of days with a bruise on his right biceps.
Thu, May 15, 2014 01:14:00 PM

Casey Fien (biceps) was encouraged with his bullpen session on Wednesday.

Fien took a line drive off his right biceps on Sunday and is day-to-day with a bruise. Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson said he was "impressed" with the session. Fien should be available in a day or two.
Wed, May 14, 2014 06:41:00 PM

Casey Fien is considered day-to-day with a right arm contusion.

Fien was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Tigers in the eighth inning after getting drilled on the arm by a comebacker off the bat of Victor Martinez. Fien, who has established himself as the primary setup option for closer Glen Perkins, should return to action in a day or two.
Sun, May 11, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Casey Fien left Sunday's appearance against the Tigers after being hit on the right arm by a comebacker.

Fien recovered to throw Victor Martinez out, but he then walked off the field with trainers. The Twins should provide an update on the reliever's status after the game.
Sun, May 11, 2014 03:52:00 PM

Casey Fien was diagnosed Wednesday with a left ankle contusion after being hit with a comebacker.

The line drive was struck by White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton. Fien should be recovered in a few days.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 05:15:00 PM

Casey Fien struck out two in a perfect inning of relief Tuesday against the Braves.

The 28-year-old right-hander has a 4.19 ERA over 11 appearances. After getting pounded in limited run for the Tigers between 2009-2010, Fien has rejuvenated his career up north, posting a stingy 2.87 ERA and 1.01 WHIP over 56 games since the Twins called him up on the Fourth of July, 2012.
Wed, May 22, 2013 05:08:00 AM

Twins purchased the contract of RHP Casey Fien from Triple-A Rochester.

He'll take the roster spot of Nick Blackburn, who was demoted to the minors. Fien signed a minor league deal with the Twins over the winter and had a 4.30 ERA and 42/14 K/BB ratio over 46 innings at the Triple-A level. The 28-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in the big leagues since 2010 as a member of the division rival Tigers.
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 03:03:00 PM

Twins signed RHP Casey Fien to a minor league contract.

He'll also get an invite to spring training. Fien was released by the Astros last June after compiling a 4.81 ERA and 24/8 K/BB ratio over 24 1/3 innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 28-year-old right-hander has an 8.36 ERA in 11 big league appearances, all with the Tigers. He'll likely serve as organizational depth in 2012.
Tue, Jan 3, 2012 09:16:00 PM

Astros released RHP Casey Fien.

The move was made in order to clear a roster spot for Jake Goebber, who was promoted from Double-A Corpus Christi. Fien held a 24/8 K/BB ratio over 24 1/3 innings but also posted a 4.81 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. He might shut things down for the year and try to latch on with another organization over the offseason.
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 08:08:00 PM

Astros signed RHP Casey Fien to a minor league contract.

Fien, 27, posted a 2.60 ERA and 44/13 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings with Triple-A Toledo this season. He continues to put up good numbers in the minors, but it hasn't translated to success in the majors quite yet. Fien has an 8.36 ERA and 9/6 K/BB ratio in 11 big league appearances.
Thu, Nov 11, 2010 01:19:00 PM

Tigers sent RHP Casey Fien outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Fien was designated for assignment on Sunday. The 26-year-old right-hander has allowed three runs over 2 2/3 innings with the Tigers this season, but is sporting a 2.33 ERA and 0.95 WHIP over 31 appearances with the Mud Hens. He'll probably be back in September.
Wed, Jul 28, 2010 04:08:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
CF1Jordan Schafer
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Tim Stauffer
5Blaine Boyer
6Mike Pelfrey
7J.R. Graham
8Aaron Thompson
9Caleb Thielbar