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Kennys Vargas | First Baseman | #19

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 275
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / MIN
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Twins recalled 1B/DH Kennys Vargas from Triple-A Rochester.
Vargas takes Miguel Sano's spot on the roster and should see a lot of time at DH with Robbie Grossman also down, making him a worthy play in AL-only leagues. He's hit .243/.289/.429 in 177 at-bats for the Twins this year. He'd been hot of late in Triple-A, hitting .394/.447/.545 in nine games since his previous one-day stint in the majors on Aug. 9. Aug 21 - 12:57 PM

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Twins optioned 1B/DH Kennys Vargas to Triple-A Rochester.

The move vacates a roster spot for left-hander Dietrich Enns, who will start for the Twins on Thursday night against the Brewers. Vargas has batted just .243 with a .289 on-base percentage in 51 games this season for Minnesota.
Aug 10 - 11:24 AM

Twins recalled 1B/DH Kennys Vargas from Triple-A Rochester.

Vargas has hit just .244/.291/.432 this season. He'll see the occasional start in the designated hitter spot and/or at first base.
Aug 9 - 1:06 PM

Twins optioned 1B/DH Kennys Vargas to Triple-A Rochester.

He's clearing out for the arrival of Bartolo Colon, who will make his Twins debut Tuesday. Vargas is hitting only .244/.291/.432 this season.
Jul 17 - 11:44 PM

Kennys Vargas (foot) went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in his return to action Sunday against the Astros.

Vargas got the Twins on the board with a no-doubt solo homer off Mike Fiers in the second inning. That was his eighth dinger of the season and boosted his RBI total to 30. In addition, the first baseman is slashing .247/.291/.441 across 48 games played. His homer on Sunday was his first since June 20. Vargas missed Saturday's game after fouling a ball off his foot Friday, but he should be fine moving forward.
Jul 16 - 5:03 PM

X-rays on Kennys Vargas' left foot came back negative.

Vargas fouled a ball off his foot on Friday night but was seen running sprints in the outfield before Saturday's game, so it looks like he's good to go. He shouldn't miss more than a day or two.
Jul 15 - 4:21 PM

Kennys Vargas underwent an X-ray on his injured left foot on Friday.

Vargas left Friday's game after fouling a ball off of his foot and the X-ray was a precautionary measure to rule out any structural damage. It's the same injury that sidelined him during the spring though, so there is a chance that this recurrence could force Vargas to the disabled list.
Jul 15 - 12:26 AM

Kennys Vargas left Friday's game against the Astros with a left foot contusion.

The injury does not appear to be serious and Vargas should be considered day-to-day. Expect him to return to the lineup before the end of the weekend.
Jul 14 - 11:44 PM

Kennys Vargas went 3-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in the Twins' come-from-behind, 9-6 victory over the Orioles on Friday.

The Twins spotted their opponent six early runs before getting to work, chipping away with two runs in the fourth before scoring five in the fifth. Two of those fifth-inning runs came on Vargas' two-run double, tying the game at 6-6 before Vargas scored the winning run later in the frame. Vargas was only just recalled from Triple-A on Friday after Joe Mauer went down with an injury, so it would behoove the 26-year-old to produce more games like Friday's if he wants to stick around in the majors.
Jul 8 - 2:12 AM

Twins recalled 1B/DH Kennys Vargas from Triple-A Rochester.

Vargas was sent down earlier this week but can return because he's replacing an injured player. He'll see starts at first base while Joe Mauer (back) is out.
Jul 7 - 5:08 PM

Twins optioned DH Kennys Vargas to Triple-A Rochester.

Vargas simply hasn't hit enough for a guy who offers no defensive value, as he sports a .231/.271/.410 batting line this season. Ehire Adrianza is back from the disabled list to replace him on the roster.
Jul 3 - 11:43 PM

Kennys Vargas blasted a mammoth three-run homer as the Twins outlasted the White Sox on Tuesday in Minnesota.

Vargas tattooed a Derek Holland offering over 480 feet into deep left-center field to give the Twins a 7-4 lead in the third inning. He finished the night 1-for-5 and is now slashing .246/.273/.460 with seven homers and 27 RBI.
Jun 21 - 12:24 AM

Kennys Vargas swatted a solo home run in a win over the Giants on Saturday.

He finished the day 1-for-3 with his sixth homer of the season. He has a .250/.270/.490 slash line in an even 100 plate appearances. He has bounced back and forth between the majors and minors this year and that is likely to continue.
Jun 10 - 9:38 PM

Twins recalled 1B/DH Kennys Vargas from Triple-A Rochester.

Vargas has tallied five home runs and 19 RBI in 24 games this season at the major league level, but the 26-year-old is sitting on a .258 batting average and .280 on-base percentage. He might be sent back down when Jorge Polanco returns from the bereavement list.
Jun 7 - 1:33 PM

Twins optioned 1B/DH Kennys Vargas to Triple-A Rochester.

After going hitless in eight plate appearances on Sunday (including four strikeouts), Vargas gets the boot. He was hitting .258/.280/.483 with five homers and 19 RBI in 24 games with the Twins.
May 28 - 10:47 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Mitch Garver
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Hector Santiago
4Adalberto Mejia
5Bartolo Colon
6Kyle Gibson
7Dietrich Enns
8Aaron Slegers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Belisle
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Trevor Hildenberger
6Ryan Pressly
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Dillon Gee
9Alan Busenitz
10Nik Turley
11Phil Hughes
12Trevor May