Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins

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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

Oswaldo Arcia was removed from Sunday's game against the White Sox due to right hip irritation.

It's unclear when he sustained the injury, though it doesn't appear to be a major issue. The Twins should have an update on his status after Sunday's game.
May 3 - 4:51 PM

Twins prospect Byron Buxton delivered three hits, including two triples, Saturday in a win for Double-A Chattanooga.

Buxton is really rounding into form. MLB's top prospect has hit .522 with three RBI during his six-game hitting streak, lifting his average from a pedestrian .190 to a much more respectable .284. The 21-year-old has also been flexing his base-running muscles, stealing five bases over his last six contests. Six of Buxton's ten walks this year have come in the last week.
Source: MILB.com
May 3 - 3:51 PM

Kurt Suzuki is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day off. Chris Herrmann is at catcher Sunday in Suzuki's place.
May 3 - 11:11 AM

Jordan Schafer walked and scored a run on Saturday in his return to action.

It was the only time he reached in four trips to the plate. Schafer had been out of commission for a couple days while battling a mild right MCL sprain, but it appears he'll be fine.
May 3 - 8:15 AM

Twins activated LHP Brian Duensing from the 15-day disabled list.

Duensing had been on the shelf for two weeks due to a right intercostal strain. He threw several bullpen sessions during the week without any issues and will return to a setup role in the Twins bullpen.
May 1 - 11:40 PM

Twins activated RHP Ricky Nolasco from the 15-day disabled list.

Nolasco will return to the rotation on Saturday against the White Sox. He will be on a strict pitch count of around 75-80 pitches in his first start back, so fantasy owners should wait and see how he performs before considering him as a streaming option.
May 1 - 11:38 PM

Twins optioned LHP Tommy Milone to Triple-A Rochester.

Milone had been expected to be shifted to the bullpen with Ricky Nolasco slated to return on Friday, but it appears they'll keep him stretched out as a starter in Triple-A instead. He posted a 4.76 ERA and 13/11 K/BB ratio over 22 2/3 innings in the Twins rotation.
May 1 - 11:37 PM

Twins optioned LHP Caleb Thielbar to Triple-A Rochester.

Thielbar had provided the Twins with an extra left-hander in the bullpen with Brian Duensing sidelined, and with Duensing returning his services are no longer required. He'll continue to function as organizational depth and should get another opportunity with the big league club later in the season.
May 1 - 11:35 PM

Kyle Gibson spun eight scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over the White Sox on Friday.

Gibson finished the eighth inning at 94 pitches, but didn't get the opportunity to go for the complete game. He struck out four batters and held the White Sox to just four hits (three of them singles) and one walk. After allowing six runs in his season debut, he owns a 2.03 ERA over his last four starts. He'll try to keep it going next week against the Athletics.
May 1 - 11:29 PM

Glen Perkins danced around trouble against the White Sox on Friday to secure his seventh save of the season.

Holding a slim one-run lead, allowed a pair of hits in the ninth and had runners on second and third with two outs, but he got Tyler Flowers to strike out looking to end it. Perkins is 7-for-7 in save chances and owns a 0.90 ERA and 9/0 K/BB ratio over 10 innings.
May 1 - 11:28 PM


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