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Brian Dozier hit a pair of home runs and drove in four in Sunday's 8-1 win over the White Sox.

Dozier's been on a tear this month and the hot bat wasn't cooling on Sunday. He hit a solo shot off Jose Quintana in the first, then smashed a three-run bomb off Scott Carroll in the seventh to finish 2-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. With the recent stretch of offensive goodness, Dozier's hitting .253/.335/.506 with nine homers, 24 RBI and three steals.
May 24 - 5:35 PM

Kyle Gibson pitched a strong game in Sunday's 8-1 win over the White Sox, striking out eight and managing eight innings of four-hit, one-run ball.

With the win, Gibson improved to 4-3 on the season. The only run against him came when he served up a solo homer to Jose Abreu. Other than that, Gibson was simply superb. The White Sox had no answer for him. Neither has most of the rest of baseball this season, as Gibson boasts a 2.72 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 27/17 over 56 1/3 innings. Perhaps the best takeaway from Sunday's start was that he did not walk a batter. We still question his long-term viability as a reliable fantasy starter, but if he's able to keep the walks down, the ERA is less likely to jump the tracks. A home start against the Blue Jays is up next for Gibson.
May 24 - 5:22 PM

Twins pitching prospect Kohl Stewart tossed seven strong innings Saturday in a win for High-A Fort Myers.

He allowed four hits and one run, striking out four with no walks. It was Stewart's first win pitching in the Florida State League. Saturday was actually his first win at any level since July 17. Stewart missed three weeks earlier this season with right elbow inflammation but didn't look any worse for the wear on Saturday. He's No. 34 on MLB.com's list of the top 100 prospects.
Source: MILB.com
May 24 - 4:47 PM

Kurt Suzuki is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

He's simply getting some rest. Chris Herrmann is behind the dish Sunday in Suzuki's place.
May 24 - 11:24 AM

Danny Santana is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day of rest. Eduardo Escobar is at shortstop in Santana's place.
May 24 - 11:24 AM

Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony indicated Saturday that Oswaldo Arcia's (hip) rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester might not be brief.

Arcia, who has missed 17 games with a right hip flexor strain, will begin the assignment with Rochester on Sunday. "He needs to go down and show he’s ready to come up and help the club," Antony said. "We’ve gotten away from go down, get a couple of at-bats and come back up. All of a sudden the guy is 0-for-12 and not helping the team. A, we need to know that he’s healthy, and B, he needs to look like he’s ready to help us." Arcia was starting to show signs of turning it around at the plate before the injury. Ultimately, he should be back with the Twins pretty soon.
May 24 - 9:20 AM

Glen Perkins picked up his 16th save of the season Saturday in the Twins' 4-3 win over the White Sox.

Perkins allowed a two-out single to Alexei Ramirez and then walked J.B. Shuck, but he rallied to strike out Tyler Flowers. The 32-year-old left-hander has a fantastic 1.33 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 21/2 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings this season, and he leads all major league closers in saves. Minnesota is off to a surprising 24-18 start.
May 23 - 7:29 PM

Joe Mauer is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the White Sox.

It's only the second day off on the season for Mauer, and comes in a nice spot against tough southpaw Chris Sale. Look for the Twins' team leader in RBI to be back in there at first base on Sunday.
May 23 - 1:34 PM

Dr. James Andrews confirmed Saturday that Jordan Schafer will not require surgery on his injured right knee.

It's good news for Schafer and for the Twins, who should have the speedy outfielder back in the fold at some point in June. In the meantime, Aaron Hicks will continue to see the bulk of playing time in center field.
May 23 - 11:24 AM

Eddie Rosario struck out twice and was credited with a sac bunt during Friday's game against the White Sox.

Since homering in his first major league at-bat, Rosario is 7-for-35 with one extra-base hit (a double) and a 15/1 K/BB ratio. But given his lousy Triple-A numbers, that shouldn't really come as any surprise. Instead of keeping him around as a backup, the Twins will probably return him to Triple-A soon.
May 22 - 11:12 PM

Oswaldo Arcia (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Sunday.

He shouldn't need more than a few games before being activated. Arcia is still feeling some discomfort in his right hip when he throws, so he's likely slated for designated hitter duty initially upon his activation from the disabled list.
May 22 - 5:27 PM

The Twins have moved pitching prospect Alex Meyer to the bullpen at Triple-A Rochester.

It's hard to imagine the Twins giving up on Meyer as a starter, but for now they'll see if he can rediscover himself while working in shorter stints. The 25-year-old has struck out 41 over 39 1/3 innings at Rochester this season but has also walked 24 while holding a 7.09 ERA. Meyer entered the season ranked by Baseball Prospectus as the No. 14 prospect in baseball.
May 22 - 4:05 PM

Twins released 1B/OF Brock Peterson.

Peterson, 31, was batting just .186/.289/.351 at Triple-A Rochester. He'll now look to latch on elsewhere.
May 22 - 3:18 PM

Twins activated RHP Tim Stauffer from the 15-day disabled list.

Stauffer wound up missing a little over three weeks with a strained right intercostal muscle. He had an 8.32 ERA in 9 2/3 innings of relief for the Twins before landing on the 15-day disabled list at the end of April.
May 21 - 12:03 PM

Twins optioned INF Doug Bernier to Triple-A Rochester.

Bernier didn't see much playing time in his two-week stay with the Twins. The 34-year-old middle infielder will return to a .250/.299/.319 batting line at Triple-A.
May 21 - 12:01 PM


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