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Oswaldo Arcia left Monday's game with tightness in his upper left back.

Arcia tweaked his back on a big swing-and-miss in the sixth inning and was later removed for a pinch-hitter. The Twins will see how he feels Tuesday, but he might have to miss a day or two.
Sep 16 - 9:22 AM

Joe Mauer drove in four runs with a pair of singles Monday against the Tigers.

If only Mauer had hit like his usual self in the first half, he could have racked up some nice RBI numbers behind a surprisingly productive top of the Twins order. At least he has been better since coming off the DL, driving in 22 runs in 34 games. He had just 28 RBI in 76 games before getting hurt.
Sep 15 - 11:44 PM

An MRI on Tommy Milone's neck showed only inflammation.

The Twins are hopeful that Milone will return before the end of the month, but it's no guarantee. The left-hander has put up a 7.84 ERA over five starts with the Twins.
Sep 15 - 7:53 PM

Trevor May struck out 10 while allowing three runs over six innings in the Twins' 6-4 win over the White Sox Sunday.

May is finally starting to show why the Twins are so high on him, producing his first double-digit strikeout game in seven starts. He gave up just five hits, including a solo homer, and he didn't walk a batter. The win was May's third in a row to bring him to 3-4 on the year. May will look to keep rolling Saturday against the Indians.
Sep 14 - 5:49 PM

Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-4 with a home run in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

The homer was Plouffe's 14th of the season as he homered in back-to-back games. It's been a quietly productive year for the 28-year-old, who has 76 RBI and 67 runs scored to go with his 14 homers. Plouffe is hitting .251/.322/.427 overall.
Sep 14 - 5:39 PM

Jordan Schafer showed off all his attributes Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and two steals against the White Sox.

Schafer hit the two-run shot in the fourth inning, his first home run of the season. Schafer also stole two bases, giving him 29 on the year, 14 of which have come since joining the Twins. The outfielder is hitting .308 in the American League and has enjoyed a bit of a career revival in Minnesota.
Sep 14 - 5:36 PM

Glen Perkins allowed a solo home run but nothing more, earning the save in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

After blowing a save and taking the loss Saturday, Perkins got right back on the horse to get the save Sunday. He served up a solo homer to Jose Abreu -- not the first pitcher to get victimized by Abreu -- but he closed out the game without incident after that. He's been shaky since late August, but Perkins is still the guy in Minnesota and he needs to be started while he's getting saves.
Sep 14 - 5:24 PM

Tommy Milone (neck) might not pitch again this season.

Milone tried to throw a bullpen session Saturday but said "it was not good." He had been nursing a fatigued shoulder, but the lefty felt pain shoot up his neck while long-tossing Wednesday and again throughout his session Saturday. "I could feel it on pretty much every throw," Milone said. "It wasn’t bad but I could tell I was holding back. I was trying to not make my neck hurt. The last two pitches I tried to let it go like I would normally in a game. And it didn’t feel good. We shut it down." Anthony Swarzak will start on Monday versus the Tigers assuming he isn't needed in the bullpen Sunday.
Sep 14 - 9:26 AM

Glen Perkins blew his seventh save of the season as the Twins dropped the second half of a doubleheader Saturday night against the White Sox.

The Twins also lost the first game, 5-1. They carried a 6-5 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning in the nightcap, but Perkins walked Jose Abreu and then served up a two-run walkoff shot to Dayan Viciedo. He was bothered earlier this month by a neck injury and might not be completely over it yet.
Sep 13 - 11:23 PM

Phil Hughes allowed five runs -- three earned -- over seven innings Saturday as the Twins dropped the first half of a doubleheader against the White Sox.

Hughes was scheduled to pitch Friday but the game got rained out. He struck out 11 batters and walked just one, but the White Sox got to him for a homer and three doubles. Hughes will carry a 15-10 record, 3.56 ERA, and 1.14 WHIP into his next start at home against the Tigers.
Sep 13 - 6:53 PM

Anthony Swarzak is the most likely candidate to start for the Twins on Monday.

The Twins are in need of a starter with Tommy Milone scratched, and Swarzak is the preferred choice. The Twins have to get through three games over the weekend without needing him in long relief first though.
Sep 13 - 2:00 PM

Tommy Milone (neck) is unlikely to start on Monday.

Milone had his start pushed back until Monday due to Friday's rain out, but his neck soreness continues to be an issue. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on him over the final two weeks of the season.
Sep 13 - 1:40 PM

Jordan Schafer is not in the Twins starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

The Twins have been cautious with the speedy outfielder after his collision with an outfield wall last week. Aaron Hicks will once again start in his place.
Sep 13 - 1:23 PM

Tommy Milone's next scheduled start has been pushed back to Monday versus the Tigers following Friday's rainout.

The postponement will allow the Twins to give Milone some extra rest since he's battled shoulder issues this month. The lefty holds a 7.84 ERA over five starts since joining the Twins.
Sep 12 - 4:29 PM

Friday's game between the Twins and White Sox has been postponed due to rain.

It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday. Scheduled starters Phil Hughes and Jose Quintana will be pushed back a day.
Sep 12 - 3:36 PM


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