Player News - Twins

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Twins recalled OF Logan Schafer from Triple-A Rochester.

He'll provide depth in the outfield with Danny Santana landing on the disabled list on Sunday. The 29-year-old was hitting .264/.340/.361 with four homers, 19 RBI and five stolen bases in 64 games at Triple-A Rochester.
Aug 28 - 4:52 PM

Twins placed INF/OF Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder.

Santana sustained the injury during a collision with teammate Robbie Grossman on Sunday. Logan Schafer was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move to provide outfield depth for the Twins.
Aug 28 - 4:50 PM

Miguel Sano went 2-for-5 with a two-run single in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Sano's two-run single off R.A. Dickey in the fifth inning capped off a four-run frame and put the Twins ahead 5-2. They would lose that lead over the proceeding innings, ultimately falling by a 9-6 final score. For the season as a whole, Sano is slashing .244/.330/.466 with 20 homers and 53 RBI over 352 at-bats. Looks like he might have finally clawed his way out of a horrendous mid-August skid -- the 23-year-old outfielder has now recorded two-hit performances in three of his last four games.
Aug 28 - 4:24 PM

Kyle Gibson couldn't make it out of the sixth inning in Sunday's no-decision against the Blue Jays, allowing four runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 frames.

Gibson surrendered a pair of solo home runs on the afternoon, coughing up shots to Josh Donaldson in the third and Troy Tulowitzki in the sixth. He managed just one strikeout in the contest and will carry an underwhelming 5.17 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into a home start against the White Sox next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 28 - 4:11 PM

Danny Santana exited Sunday's game against the Blue Jays with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder.

Santana suffered the injury during a collision in the outfield with Robbie Grossman. The Twins should have more on his status after the game, but it's an injury that could sideline him for a while.
Aug 28 - 2:06 PM

Hector Santiago revealed Saturday that his left thumb has been bothering him for nearly two months.

"I went back and watched a [July 2] start against Boston. I threw a pitch and you can see me [grimace] from the pain," Santiago said. "That was almost two months ago, so it’s not like this just came up. But it got really bad about 10 days ago." Santiago pitched well in July but has really struggled since joining the Twins earlier this month, posting a 10.89 ERA in his four starts. He'll start Monday after having a start pushed back and the southpaw says that his thumb is feeling much better. "There were days when it was throbbing before I even got to the park, but that’s over," he said.
Aug 28 - 9:55 AM

Trevor Plouffe homered for the second consecutive game on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Twins to victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto.

Plouffe tagged Bo Schultz for a two-run blast in the seventh inning that increased the Twins' advantage to 7-3. That would be the extent of their scoring on the afternoon though, leaving room for the Jays to mount a late-inning comeback. Plouffe also singled, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3 plus a walk. He's hitting .257/.297/.409 with nine homers and 39 RBI on the season.
Aug 27 - 4:16 PM

Ervin Santana gave up six runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Santana struggled with his command, issuing five free passes while striking out four in the ballgame. He actually left the game in line for the victory despite his struggles, but the Twins bullpen was unable to hang on. Santana has cleared trade waivers, so this could be his final start as a member of the Twins. Even with this rough outing, he still owns a respectable 3.60 ERA and 1.21 WHIP over 147 1/3 innings on the season.
Aug 27 - 4:16 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Ervin Santana has cleared trade waivers.

That makes the right-hander an extremely attractive year chip, and someone who is likely to be on the move in the coming days. Teams searching for rotation upgrades are likely paying close attention to Santana's start against the Jays on Saturday.
Aug 27 - 2:35 PM

Joe Mauer (quad) returned to the Twins starting lineup on Saturday.

Mauer missed the past three games due to a strained quad. He's back in his customary second spot in the Twins lineup and starting at first base against Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Aug 27 - 11:47 AM

Pat Dean was tagged with six runs over three innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Friday.

Not good. Dean gave up eight hits, but most of the damage came in the second inning, as he surrendered a two-run homer to Justin Smoak before Josh Donaldson slugged a three-run blast. The 27-year-old only got the call Friday because Hector Santiago was out with a bruised left thumb. They’ll have to hope he’s ready for his next turn.
Aug 26 - 11:17 PM

Trevor Plouffe homered, drew a walk, and drove in two runs in Friday’s loss to the Blue Jays.

He went 1-for-3 on the night. Plouffe slugged a solo homer in the first inning — his first homer since way back on July 1 — and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the third. The 30-year-old has had an underwhelming season while also missing time with a fractured rib, but at least he has driven in 10 runs over his last 10 games.
Aug 26 - 11:15 PM

Andrew Albers is penciled in to start Tuesday versus the Indians.

Albers will be available if needed in relief until then, but the plan is to slot him into the rotation. It will be his first start in the majors since 2013.
Aug 26 - 5:27 PM

Hector Santiago (thumb) will start on Monday against the Indians.

He had been slated to take the ball Wednesday, but the Twins' rotation shakeup has altered things. Santiago missed his last outing with a bruised left thumb and holds a 10.89 ERA in his four starts since joining Minnesota.
Aug 26 - 5:26 PM

Joe Mauer (quad) remained out of the Twins' lineup Friday.

He'll sit out a third straight game with a quad problem, but the Twins are optimistic Mauer will be ready to go Saturday. Trevor Plouffe has slid over to first base and Eduardo Escobar is at third.
Aug 26 - 4:08 PM


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