Player News - Twins

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Twins recalled OF Byron Buxton from Triple-A Rochester.

Buxton was sent down in early August after struggling to the tune of a .193/.247/.315 batting line over 218 plate appearances. The 22-year-old center fielder has consistently crushed minor league pitching and such has been the case on the occasions this season in which he has not been up with the Twins. In 188 at-bats with Triple-A Rochester, the phenom-to-be owns a robust .309/.362/.574 triple-slash. The Twins figure to give him plenty of opportunities in September as they try to transition him to a full-time major league job with an eye toward 2017. The upside is immense here, even if Buxton has yet to really show it on a consistent basis at the big league level.
Aug 31 - 11:51 PM

Pat Dean got lit up for six runs in 4 1/3 innings during a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

He failed to strike out a single batter while giving up three walks and seven hits, two of which left the yard. He gave up single runs in the second and fourth frames before getting smacked for four runs in the fifth inning. There isn't much fantasy upside with this 27-year-old left-hander. He now has a lowly 1-5 record and distasteful 6.75 ERA in 53 1/3 innings.
Aug 31 - 10:19 PM

Brian Dozier smacked his 32nd home run of the season on Wednesday, a two-run shot off Corey Kluber of the Indians.

The game was already out of reach when Dozier went deep in the eighth inning. He went 1-for-4 with a walk on the night. The Twins' miserable season has masked a very impressive campaign by their second baseman. Dozier is batting .269 with a nice .886 OPS, 32 longballs, 81 RBI and 85 runs scored in a bad lineup. He has swiped 11 bags to give his owners an extra bonus.
Aug 31 - 10:12 PM

Robbie Grossman (oblique) will be available to pinch-hit off the bench in Wednesday's game against the Indians.

Grossman continues to undergo treatment for recent oblique discomfort and sat out Tuesday's game against the Tribe. He was available off the bench for that contest and will likewise be available on Wednesday. Expect him to be returned to full health in the next few days unless he encounters a setback.
Aug 31 - 6:48 PM

Danny Santana (shoulder) will miss the rest of the 2016 season.

Santana has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 left shoulder sprain following a Sunday collision with teammate Robbie Grossman. The bum wing won't require surgery, so the 25-year-old outfielder should be 100 percent by the beginning of spring training next February.
Aug 31 - 5:34 PM

Joe Mauer (quad) is playing first base and batting second for Wednesday's game against the Indians.

Mauer sat out three games with a strained quad earlier this month, but he returned to the lineup on Saturday and looks to be past that minor injury. The veteran is hitting .276/.376/.404 with 10 homers and 47 RBI over 445 at-bats.
Aug 31 - 4:17 PM

Andrew Albers lasted just two innings Tuesday, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks in a loss to the Indians.

Albers' first start in the majors since 2013 didn't go very well, as the Twins handed him a 2-0 lead and then a 4-1 lead and he coughed them both up. The Twins need to have Jose Berrios and Tyler Duffey learn at the big league level, but they're the Twins, so they'll probably give Albers another shot on Sunday versus the White Sox.
Aug 30 - 11:28 PM

Brian Dozier led off the game with a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Dozier jumped on Josh Tomlin's first pitch of the game, and the Twins wound up chasing the righty after just 1 2/3 innings and four runs allowed. They still wound up losing the game. Dozier has a whopping 18 home runs over his last 45 games.
Aug 30 - 11:03 PM

Twins minor league RHP Tyler Duffey scattered two hits, two runs and three walks over seven strong innings Monday in a win for Triple-A Rochester.

Duffey tallied five strikeouts and didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning. Duffey has struggled in the major leagues this season (8-10, 6.24 ERA in 22 starts) and was sent down last week following a particularly bad stretch in August. However, he owns a masterful 1.99 ERA in four starts for Rochester this year and should get another shot in the big leagues when rosters expand on Thursday.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 30 - 5:02 PM

Robbie Grossman is day-to-day with oblique discomfort.

He is not in the Twins' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Indians, but the outfielder could be available off the bench. Grossman is batting .269/.384/.437 with nine home runs and 31 RBI in 78 games this season.
Aug 30 - 4:51 PM

Phil Hughes (shoulder, rib, knee) is scheduled to begin a throwing program Wednesday.

Hughes underwent season-ending rib-removal surgery in early July for thoracic outlet syndrome. He had already been on the disabled list since early June with a compression fracture in his left knee. The 30-year-old right-hander is hoping to be 100 percent by the beginning of spring training next February.
Aug 30 - 4:46 PM

Twins SS prospect Nick Gordon ripped a career-high five hits Monday in High-A Fort Myers' loss to Palm Beach.

Gordon had been just five for his last 38 before Monday's explosion. The 20-year-old has produced 50 RBI and 16 steals across 111 games for the Miracle this season. His .296 average is third-highest in the Florida State League. He also ranks fourth in the league with 131 hits. The 2014 first-round pick has a good chance to open next year at Double-A Chattanooga.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 30 - 4:36 PM

Hector Santiago walked four but gutted through 6 1/3 shutout innings in Monday's extra-innings loss to the Indians.

Santiago's control evaded him as it so often does, and he also struck out only two batters on the night. However, the Tribe managed just three hits against him, so the lefty was able to dance out of trouble. It's easily Santiago's best start as a Twin, as the extra rest to deal with a bruised thumb appeared to help him. He'll get the White Sox, his former team, this weekend.
Aug 29 - 10:55 PM

Danny Santana will not require surgery on his left shoulder.

Santana suffered a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder in a collision with teammate Robbie Grossman on Sunday. An exam on Monday confirmed the initial diagnosis. While surgery won't be needed, the clock is obviously ticking for him to make it back this year.
Aug 29 - 7:17 PM

Buddy Boshers (elbow) is set to begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Rochester.

Boshers has been on the disabled list since August 11 because of discomfort in his left elbow. An MRI taken two weeks ago showed no major structural damage and he should be back in the Minnesota bullpen within the next 5-7 days.
Aug 29 - 3:48 PM


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