Player News - Twins

Date: Team: Pos:

Twins released 1B/OF Brock Stassi.

Stassi has lost his spot on Triple-A Rochester's roster after the Twins added Chris Carter. He was batting just .211/.316/.316.
May 25 - 4:03 PM

Twins RHP prospect Blayne Enlow gave up one hit over six shutout innings on Thursday for Low-A Cedar Rapids.

Enlow did walk four, but he struck out six to help compensate. Minnesota gave the 19-year-old right-hander $2 million after taking him with the 78th pick in 2017, and it's understandable why. He's projectable, but he can get his fastball up to 95 mph already with more coming for the 19-year-old. His curveball flashes plus, and the change should be a solid third offering. He pounds the zone with all three, and he could move quickly -- relatively, anyway -- through the system because of it. Enlow is an underrated fantasy pitching prospect.
May 25 - 2:51 PM

Twins OF prospect Brent Rooker homered twice for Double-A Chattanooga on Thursday.

The homers give the 35th pick of the 2017 draft six on the season. The 23-year-old Rooker put up monster numbers at Mississippi State, but he hasn't seen the same level of success as a professional, and even with the two homers his OPS sits at .692. There's easy plus power in his right-handed bat, but the swing is long, and he's drawn just nine walks. Rooker is a risky -- but potentially rewarding -- fantasy prospect.
May 25 - 2:41 PM

Twins LHP prospect Stephen Gonsalves struck out five hitters over five shutout innings on Thursday for Triple-A Rochester.

Gonsalves didn't have his usual impressive control on Thursday - the four walks give him 13 on the season -- but he continues to impress, and his ERA on the season is down to 2.12. While not overpowering, he commands the heck out of his fastball, and his change is one of the best in the minors right now. It would be an upset if Gonsalves didn't make a start or two for the Twins in 2018.
May 25 - 2:00 PM

Twins SS prospect Nick Gordon went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored for Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.

Gordon was promoted to Triple-A on Tuesday, and while it's been only three games -- or eight at-bats -- he's been able to carry over his impressive offensive season in the Rochester league. He's hitting .335 on the year, and he's already up to 20 extra-base hits, including five homers. Gordon is also a competent defender at shortstop, and has a real chance to play for the Twins before the season finishes.
May 25 - 1:38 PM

Twins activated 3B Miguel Sano from the 10-day disabled list.

Sano will be back in the Twins' starting lineup for Friday night's series opener against the Mariners after missing a little under four weeks with a left hamstring strain. He batted .375/.474/.750 with two home runs over five rehab games with Triple-A Rochester.
May 24 - 12:07 PM

Twins optioned OF Jake Cave to Triple-A Rochester.

Cave hit a home run in his major league debut last Saturday, but he ultimately went 1-for-9 in his short stay with Minnesota. Miguel Sano has been activated off the disabled list in a corresponding move.
May 24 - 12:03 PM

Kyle Gibson issued six hits and three runs over six innings Wednesday in the Twins’ loss to the Tigers.

He logged three strikeouts and one walk over 97 pitches. Gibson gave up a run in the first inning, then held the Tigers in check until the fourth when he served up a two-run shot to Niko Goodrum. Despite a reasonable 4.02 ERA and a career-best 9.32 K/9, the right-hander hasn’t won a start since March 31. He’ll look to get back in the win column Sunday against Cleveland.
May 23 - 6:21 PM

Eddie Rosario supplied three hits Wednesday in the Twins’ loss to the Tigers.

Rosario finished 3-for-4 while his teammates went a combined 1-for-26 with eight strikeouts. He drove in the Twins’ first and only run with an RBI single in the first inning. Rosario has had an extremely productive month, batting .365 with six homers and 16 RBI over 85 May at-bats.
May 23 - 6:19 PM

Michael Pineda threw off a mound Wednesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Pineda had the reconstructive elbow procedure last July 18 and won't be an option for the Twins' rotation until at least mid-August or maybe even September. The 29-year-old right-hander signed a two-year, $10 million contract with Minnesota this past winter. He's more of a 2019 piece for the Twins.
May 23 - 11:44 AM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI on Tuesday, leading the Twins in a 6-0 thumping of the Tigers.

The hard-hitting second baseman drove home two with a double in the fifth inning. He then capped off the scoring in the ballgame with an RBI double to score Byron Buxton in the seventh. Dozier has been a disappointment through his first 44 games, hitting just .236/.303/.412 with seven homers, 19 RBI and two stolen bases.
May 23 - 12:03 AM

Ehire Adrianza had a nice night at the dish in Tuesday's victory over the Tigers, going 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and two RBI.

Adrianza also drew a walk in the game, reaching base safely in all three of his plate appearances. He got the Twins on the board with an RBI double in the fifth inning, then tacked on another run-scoring double that ignited a three-run rally in the seventh. The utilityman is hitting just .227/.296/.307 with five RBI on the season and remains irrelevant from a fantasy perspective.
May 23 - 12:03 AM

Byron Buxton went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored as the Twins defeated the Tigers on Tuesday.

Buxton also dropped down a successful sacrifice bunt in the ballgame. He delivered a run-scoring single and came around to score during the Twins' three-run uprising in the seventh inning. The promising 24-year-old outfielder is hitting an extremely disappointing .167/.200/.208 with no homers, four RBI and five stolen bases in his first 76 plate appearances.
May 23 - 12:03 AM

Lance Lynn turned in his finest start as a member of the Twins on Tuesday, allowing just five hits and a walk over 6 2/3 shutout innings in a victory over the Tigers.

The veteran right-hander struck out four on the night, throwing 64 of his 100 pitches for strikes. It was a much-needed bounceback performance after Lynn was hit hard in each of his previous two starts. Take it with a grain of salt though, as this terrific effort came against a struggling Tigers' offense that's missing Miguel Cabrera and Jeimer Candelario. Let's see how he fares on Monday against the Royals in Kansas City before we discuss Lynn and his 6.34 ERA as a viable mixed league option.
May 23 - 12:03 AM

Miguel Sano (hamstring) went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in a rehab game Tuesday night with Triple-A Rochester.

The home run sailed out just right of dead-center, per Rochester Red Wings play-by-play man Josh Whetzel. Sano had been 1-for-8 with three walks since beginning his rehab assignment this past Saturday. He should be cleared to return to the Twins' active roster by the end of the week.
May 22 - 9:22 PM


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