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Trevor May allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings of work but took the loss against the Athletics on Tuesday.

May was good enough to win but Jesse Chavez was up to the task on the other side as well. May gave up five hits and walked two, with the A's scoring their runs on a couple of RBI singles. The 25-year-old struck out three in the start. He'd won his previous two decisions, dropping to 2-2 with the loss, and he'll try to regain a winning record Sunday at the Indians.
May 5 - 11:55 PM

Twins placed INF Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 30, with a left oblique strain.

Nunez tweaked the oblique over the weekend and tested it out during batting practice on Tuesday, to no avail. Doug Bernier's being called up to take his place on the roster. Working in a bench utility role, Nunez has only seen 22 at-bats this season, but he's made the most of them, racking up nine hits. He hit .250/.271/.382 in 201 at-bats during the 2014 campaign. There's no immediate timetable for his return.
May 5 - 11:28 PM

Twins purchased the contract of INF Doug Bernier from Triple-A Rochester.

Bernier will take the place of Eduardo Nunez, who is heading to the disabled list. In Triple-A last season, Bernier hit .280/.348/.396 over 124 games. He's not fantasy relevant.
May 5 - 11:23 PM

Twins prospect OF Byron Buxton hit a walk-off home run on Monday for Double-A Chattanooga.

Buxton is batting .455/.513/.848 with seven extra-base hits during his current eight-game hitting streak, and he’s also scored 12 runs and gone 5-for-5 on the base paths in that span. The 21-year-old top prospect got off to a slow start offensively in the Southern League but has quickly turned things around, with a .286/.353/.527 batting line and 11 extra-base hits (3 HR, 5 3B, 3 2B) through 23 games. Provided he stays healthy, Buxton should make his highly anticipated big league debut later this season.
May 5 - 3:29 PM

Glen Perkins narrowly escaped the ninth inning with his ninth save on Monday, closing out an 8-7 victory against the Athletics.

Perkins was protecting a two-run lead, but allowed a two-out RBI double to Stephen Vogt to put the tying run in scoring position. He managed to strike out Craig Gentry to end the threat, however. Despite the tense situation, Perkins has been terrific this season, going 9-for-9 in save opportunities with a 1.50 ERA and an 11/0 K/BB ratio in 12 innings.
May 4 - 11:40 PM

Phil Hughes gave up five runs in six innings of work but escaped with the win on Monday against the Athletics.

Hughes served up a grand slam to Stephen Vogt in the first inning, but was able to right his ship from there. He gave up another home run, though, in the sixth with the bases empty to Mark Canha. The Twins rallied for four runs in the bottom half of the inning to put Hughes in line for his first win of the season. Hughes, in the outing, gave up nine hits, walked two, and struck out two. He has been uninspiring over his first six starts, owning a 5.02 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 28/4 K/BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings. Hughes travels to Cleveland to face the Indians in his next outing.
May 4 - 11:37 PM

Torii Hunter went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run, helping the Twins eke out a win over the Athletics on Monday.

Hunter capped off the Twins' second four-run inning with a three-run blast in the sixth off of R.J. Alvarez. Though Hunter has only three home runs, 13 RBI, and a .253/.289/.407 batting line, he has hit better as of late, entering Monday's action with three consecutive multi-hit games. The 39-year-old has managed to stay productive in the twilight of his career, but he'll have to keep it up over five more months for the Twins.
May 4 - 11:28 PM

Casey Fien (shoulder) will resume a throwing program on Thursday.

Fien has been shut down for the last week with a posterior deltoid issue behind his right shoulder. It sounds like he'll have a shot to return when he's eligible or shortly after.
May 4 - 5:39 PM

Twins recalled OF Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester.

He's taking Oswaldo Arcia's (hip) spot on the roster and should see ample playing time. A former top-100 prospect, Rosario has really struggled the last two seasons since returning from a PED suspension, hitting just .242/.280/.379 this year at Rochester.
May 4 - 4:28 PM

Twins placed OF Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list a with right hip flexor strain.

Arcia suffered the injury during Sunday's game. The Twins are optimistic that he'll make a quick recovery, projecting that he could return when his 15 days are up. Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar figure to be the main beneficiaries of extra playing time while Arcia is on the shelf.
May 4 - 4:23 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Brewers are not expected to hire Ron Gardenhire as their next manager.

With Ron Roenicke getting the axe late on Sunday, there have been rumblings that Gardenhire could be his successor, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Craig Counsell seems like an option that is gaining steam and could be the mystery man announced on Monday.
May 3 - 11:22 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Twins have had internal discussions about hitting Joe Mauer leadoff.

With his ability to get on base and work a walk, combined with the disappearance of his power in recent years, the idea makes sense. He's off to a nice start hitting out of the three-hole though, slashing .302/.382/.396 with no homers and 13 RBI.
Source: Boston Globe
May 3 - 10:29 PM

Brian Dozier tripled and singled three times against the White Sox on Sunday.

Dozier finished the game 4-for-5 with an RBI and run scored. The triple was his first of the 2015 campaign. It's been a bit of a slow start for the second baseman, who posted a 20/20 season last year, but we'll see if this game gets him going. Overall, he's hitting .240/.318/.385 with two home runs, 11 RBI, 18 runs scored and two steals.
May 3 - 6:27 PM

Trevor Plouffe hit a grand slam and drove in five runs in Sunday's 13-3 demolishing of the White Sox.

Plouffe smashed the home run off of beleaguered White Sox starter John Danks in the third inning. The Twins scored seven runs in the inning, then added another four in the fourth inning. Plouffe chipped in an RBI single in that inning, too, on his way to a 3-for-5 day. The Twins racked up 19 hits in the win. Plouffe's now homered in back-to-back games, giving him five for the season. With the recent power surge, he's boosted his slash-line to .278/.356/.478.
May 3 - 6:19 PM

Mike Pelfrey surrendered two runs on five hits in 3 1/3 innings against the White Sox on Sunday.

While two runs isn't the worst thing in the world, diving a little deeper into Pelfrey's game reveals a rather disturbing fourth inning. After allowing a walk and a single, Pelfrey hit Alexei Ramirez to load the bases. Pelfrey would then proceed to hit two more batters to force in two runs before he was yanked with one out. The White Sox wouldn't manage another run in the frame, which is probably due to the fact that Pelfrey wasn't there to plunk anybody. The early exit also undoubtedly preserved Pelfrey's ERA. In his last relatively healthy season back in 2013, Pelfrey posted a 5.19 ERA. He's boasting a 2.63 mark to go with a 1.24 WHIP in 2015. Make of that what you will. Pelfrey will try to keep it going against the Indians in his next start.
May 3 - 5:51 PM


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