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Ryan Wheeler | Third Baseman

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Twins released INF Ryan Wheeler.
Wheeler, who will turn 27 next week, hit just .233/.243/.315 in 74 plate appearances at Triple-A Rochester. He'll now look for a minor league deal elsewhere. Jul 1 - 9:40 AM

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Twins signed INF Ryan Wheeler to a minor league contract.

Wheeler was released by the Angels recently after batting .291/.304/.418 with one homer over 14 games. He'll give the Twins some minor league infield depth.
May 15 - 4:12 PM

Angels sent INF Ryan Wheeler outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Wheeler cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Angels earlier this week. The 26-year-old infielder was just claimed off waivers from the Rockies last month.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 04:21:00 PM

Angels designated INF Ryan Wheeler for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jairo Diaz, who will join the Angels' bullpen on Monday. Wheeler was claimed off waivers from the Rockies in early August but never made it to Anaheim. He batted .268/.317/.361 this year at Triple-A.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Angels claimed INF Ryan Wheeler off of waivers from the Rockies

The 26-year-old infielder hit .232/.281/.375 with two homers and 13 RBI over 31 games with the Rockies this season. He'll provide versatility and depth in the Angels organization.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 02:56:00 PM

Rockies designated INF Ryan Wheeler for assignment.

Colorado needed to open a spot on the 40-man roster to add Pedro Hernandez for Thursday's start, and Wheeler became the victim. The 25-year-old slashed .232/.281/.375 across 64 plate appearances. Since he can't play up the middle, that won't cut it.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 12:39:00 PM

Rockies optioned INF Ryan Wheeler to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Wheeler has hit .232/.281/.375 with a pair of homers, 13 RBI and a 12/5 K/BB ratio during his 56 at-bats with the Rockies this season. He will continue to function as organizational depth.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 01:28:00 PM

Ryan Wheeler went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Thursday's loss to the Brewers.

Wheeler blasted a go-ahead grand slam in the fourth inning off of Wily Peralta, giving the Rockies a 4-3 lead, but it wasn't a lead the Rockies would maintain. Wheeler has had scant playing time since being recalled on June 4, but he has a .273/.333/.485 slash line with two home runs and 12 RBI in 39 plate appearances.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 12:08:00 AM

Rockies recalled INF Ryan Wheeler from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Wheeler was 2-for-4 in a short stay with the Rockies earlier this season. The 25-year-old will serve as infield depth in his second stint with the big-league club. He could see regular playing time at third base while Nolan Arenado (finger) is sidelined, but isn't worth consideration outside of deep NL-only fantasy formats.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 04:50:00 PM

Rockies optioned INF Ryan Wheeler to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The Rockies have called up Nick Masset in order to get a fresh arm for their bullpen. Wheeler was with the big club over the weekend and hit a solo homer on Saturday. However, it wasn't enough to keep his roster spot.
Mon, May 5, 2014 05:23:00 PM

Rockies recalled INF Ryan Wheeler from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He's taking Josh Rutledge's (viral infection) roster spot. Wheeler earns the promotion even though he was hitting just .247/.286/.402 at Colorado Springs.
Fri, May 2, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Rockies optioned INF Ryan Wheeler to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Wheeler posted an outstanding .339/.383/.554 batting line in 60 plate appearances this spring in the Cactus League, but the Rockies couldn't find a spot for him on their bench. The 25-year-old is better off getting regular playing time at the Triple-A level anyway.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 01:34:00 PM

Rockies recalled INF Ryan Wheeler from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Wheeler has four hits in 19 at-bats with the big club this season. His playing time down the stretch figures to be limited.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 06:22:00 PM

Rockies optioned INF Ryan Wheeler to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Wheeler had three hits in 10 at-bats during his recent stint with the big club. He'll be back when rosters expand.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 07:31:00 PM

Rockies recalled INF Ryan Wheeler from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Wheeler picked up one hit in just nine at-bats while up with the club earlier this season but sports a .308/.352/.460 batting line with 10 homers and 81 RBI at Triple-A. He'll give the Rox a left-handed bat off the bench.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 06:28:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Blaine Boyer
3Brian Duensing
4Casey Fien
5J.R. Graham
6Ryan Pressly
7Trevor May
8Ryan O'Rourke