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Chris Colabello went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

Those waiting for Colabello's insane production to fall off will continue to wait, as he took David Price deep for his second home run of the season in Tuesday's loss. Home runs is one of the only categories in which he's not among the league leaders, as he leads the AL with 22 RBI, is third in batting average (.347) and fourth in OPS (.945) through 19 games.
Apr 22 - 10:27 PM

Kyle Gibson had an ugly line against the Rays on Tuesday, giving up seven runs on 10 hits over three-plus innings in a loss.

If it's any consolation, the outing wasn't as bad as it looked on paper -- of his 10 hits allowed, nine were singles. Gibson also walked two while striking out three. It was simply a start to forget for the 26-year-old. He'll need to shake it off, because it doesn't get any easier against a tough Tigers lineup on Sunday.
Apr 22 - 10:10 PM

The Twins are hoping that Oswaldo Arcia (wrist) will be ready to hit on the field by this weekend.

Arcia's right wrist hasn't healed as quickly as hoped, and he was given a cortisone injection last week in hopes of speeding things up. He should be activated soon after he begins hitting again, but it's not a given yet that he'll be cleared for batting practice.
Apr 22 - 6:14 PM

Byron Buxton (wrist) could play in his first game at extended spring training on Thursday.

Buxton has been running and taking fly balls in the outfield since the second week of April and will participate in on-field batting practice on Wednesday. If that goes well, he'll be given the clearance for live games. Buxton, who has been sidelined by left wrist soreness since mid-March, should be allowed to join Double-A New Britain sometime in early May.
Apr 22 - 4:47 PM

Twins prospect RHP Trevor May had another strong start Sunday, allowing a hit and a walk in six scoreless innings for Triple-A Rochester.

The 24-year-old struck out four batters in the outing. Despite surrendering four runs in his previous start, May has enjoyed a solid start to the season, as he owns a 2.93 ERA and 16/3 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 15 1/3 innings. The biggest question with May has always been his ability to consistently throw strikes, but that hasn't been an issue so far this season. If he keeps it up, May could get a chance to prove he belongs in the major leagues this year earlier than expected.
Apr 21 - 3:03 PM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday that Eduardo Nunez is nursing a minor oblique strain, but is expected to be promoted to the big league club soon.

Gardenhire noted the team's desire to become more athletic overall, and his versatility would go a long way toward accomplishing that goal. Unless he's receiving consistent at-bats though, his value will lie solely in AL-only leagues.
Apr 20 - 6:54 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the Twins' 8-3 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Plouffe accounted for eight total bases on the day, doubling twice, walking and also legging out his first triple of the year. Plouffe also scored twice in the game. The third baseman has cooled down slightly since his red hot start to the season, but he's still hitting .313/.420/.493 for the year.
Apr 20 - 5:49 PM

Brian Dozier went 3-for-6 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Dozier's .219 batting average isn't anything to write home about, but he's done an awfully nice job setting the table for the Twins thus far this year. The second baseman is first in the American League with 19 runs scored, and he's now got a .341 on-base percentage through 18 games.
Apr 20 - 5:42 PM

Josmil Pinto went 1-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored against the Royals on Sunday.

The homer was Pinto's fourth of the year. The catcher also walked twice to give him a 13/13 K/BB ratio and .411 on-base percentage for the season. His average may not be an asset, but everyday at-bats and his pop make him a passable option in deep leagues.
Apr 20 - 5:41 PM

Phil Hughes picked up a quality start against the Royals on Sunday, allowing three runs over six innings for his first Twins victory.

Hughes wasn't perfect, giving up nine hits and a walk in his time, but his offense gave him more than enough support to pick up his first win of the season. The numbers still aren't pretty for the right-hander, as he now has a 6.43 ERA and 1.67 WHIP through four starts. His next will come Saturday against the Tigers.
Apr 20 - 5:39 PM
Sam Fuld - OF - Twins

Twins claimed OF Sam Fuld off waivers from the Athletics.

It's a good fit, as the Twins could really use some outfield help. With Aaron Hicks sporting an ugly .179/.299/.214 batting line, Fuld could wind up with a good amount of playing time in center field. He's only a career .233/.312/.334 hitter over parts of seven big league seasons but offers a good outfield glove.
Apr 20 - 1:46 PM

Twins 2B prospect Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with a double on Saturday for High-A Fort Myers.

The switch-hitting Polanco is hitting .351/.448/.474 with five doubles and a triple. He also has nine walks and only five strikeouts, displaying his strong batting eye and ability to make solid contact. Polanco is likely the second baseman of the future for the Twins, and will force Eddie Rosario into left field. If you are looking for a high-average second base prospect, Polanco is your man.
Apr 20 - 10:47 AM

Kevin Correia gave up five runs -- four earned -- in six innings Saturday in a loss to the Royals.

Correia and Mike Pelfrey are fighting it out for the honor of being first bumped from the Minnesota rotation. It'd be nice to see the Twins go to someone with a little more upside, whether it's Samuel Deduno or Triple-A Rochester's Kris Johnson. Prospect Alex Meyer could be a factor, too, though probably not for another six weeks or so. Correia is currently 0-2 with a 5.47 ERA.
Apr 19 - 5:58 PM

Kurt Suzuki had a solo homer and a two-run single Saturday against the Royals.

We all laughed when the Twins threatened to hit Suzuki second this year, but he has a .375 OBP so far. In fact, everyone the Twins had batting second through seventh today ended today with at least a .370 OBP. Suzuki, for what it's worth, has hit second just once and has batted seventh in 11 of his 13 starts. We wouldn't expect him to keep this up, but he's off to a nice start.
Apr 19 - 5:52 PM

Ricky Nolasco was knocked around for five runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Royals on Friday night.

Nolasco gave up 11 hits in the loss, including a two-run home run to Mike Moustakas. Signed to a four-year, $49 million contract over the winter, the veteran right-hander has allowed five runs in three out of his first four starts this season. That's not what the Twins had in mind.
Apr 19 - 12:58 AM


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