Player News - Twins

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Miguel Sano went 4-for-6 with a homer and three RBI as the Twins topped the Orioles 14-7 on Monday.

Sano had gone eight straight games without a homer, but even during that stretch, he hit .300 with a .382 OBP. He's been an awesome force since day one this year, and we see no reason to expect that to change.
May 22 - 11:19 PM

Kyle Gibson surrendered six runs over five innings in his return to the majors, yet he still earned a win over the Orioles on Monday.

Gibson was 0-4 with an 8.20 ERA in six starts before the Twins sent him down. He's not fixed, but we're not sure there was much to fix in the first place; he just doesn't look like a very good pitcher at this point.
May 22 - 11:17 PM

Max Kepler went 3-for-6 with a homer, a double and four RBI against the Orioles on Monday.

Kepler's solid production hasn't resulted in much fantasy value yet, but there are certainly worse choices as a fourth or fifth outfielder in mixed leagues. He's capable of doing a little bit of everything, as evidenced by his .271 average, five homers and three steals.
May 22 - 11:13 PM

Jorge Polanco went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI against the Orioles on Monday.

Even though he's been really good at avoiding the strikeout, Polanco's season has been pretty meh so far, as he's hitting .268 with just two homers in 137 at-bats. Still, his defense at shortstop has been better than expected, especially considering that Twins gave up on him at that position going into last year.
May 22 - 11:11 PM

Twins recalled RHP Kyle Gibson from Triple-A Rochester.

Gibson will rejoin the rotation on Monday in Baltimore. He was sent down earlier this month after posting an 8.20 ERA over six starts, but he earned another shot after holding a 2.92 ERA in two outings for Rochester. Gibson is a poor bet for fantasy purposes.
May 22 - 5:37 PM

Twins placed RHP Phil Hughes on the 10-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis.

There had seemed to be some worry that Hughes might have structural damage in his shoulder, so this is relatively good news. Still, he'll be sidelined for a while, and given his 5.74 ERA he wouldn't seem to be guaranteed a rotation spot once he's deemed ready. Of course, the Twins aren't exactly teeming with options.
May 22 - 5:36 PM

Twins prospect Nick Gordon went 2-for-4 on Sunday for Double-A Chattanooga.

Both of Gordon's hits were doubles, and he scored two runs for good measure. He had been in a mini-slump coming into the game, but the overall numbers (.859 OPS) tell the story of how good the former first-round pick has been. You probably won't see him in 2017, but it's not longer a foregone conclusion that he won't get big-league time this year.
May 22 - 2:24 PM

Phil Hughes will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with stiffness in his throwing shoulder.

Hughes gave up five runs -- including three homers -- over just four innings in Sunday's loss to the Royals. He said after the game that he's feeling "a lot of the same symptoms I was experiencing last year" prior to surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, but more should be known after he's examined on Monday. Hughes has struggled with a 5.74 ERA over nine starts this season.
May 22 - 8:54 AM

Max Kepler blasted a two-run homer, powering the Twins to a 8-4 victory over the Royals in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader.

The Twins fell behind early 2-0, but quickly turned the tables on Ian Kennedy in the bottom of the first inning. Kepler followed shortly after with a two-run blast of his own to put the Twins ahead to stay. He finished the night 1-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and is now hitting .260/.358/.433 with four homers and 16 RBI on the season.
May 21 - 8:56 PM

Robbie Grossman socked his fourth dinger of the season on Sunday as the Twins took the nightcap of their doubleheader against the Royals.

Grossman's two-run blast off of Ian Kennedy tied the score in the first inning and the Twins would never look back. He finished the day 2-for-4 and is now hitting an impressive .268/.413/.433 with four homers and 14 RBI on the year.
May 21 - 8:52 PM

Chris Gimenez crushed his first home run of the season as the Twins beat the Royals in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader.

His solo shot in the fourth inning increased the Twins' advantage to 6-3. He finished the afternoon 1-for-4 and is now hitting .200/.321/.333 with three RBI in his limited action this season.
May 21 - 8:50 PM

Adalberto Mejia earned his first victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Royals to three runs on five hits over seven strong innings.

Mejia walked two and struck out three on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came from Salvador Perez who crushed a pair of home runs. He now owns a 4.96 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 13/10 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings on the season. He'll head back down to Triple-A Rochester where he'll wait until the Twins need an extra starter again.
May 21 - 8:48 PM

Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and three total RBI in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

Sano picked up his first RBI on an infield single in the fifth inning. He would come through once more with a two-run double in the seventh. The 24-year-old third baseman is blossoming into a true star this season and is slashing a lovely .305/.431/.626 with 10 homers and 33 RBI across 131 at-bats.
May 21 - 5:42 PM

Brian Dozier went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Royals

Jake Junis blanked the Twins through the first four innings before Dozier finally broke the spell with an RBI single as part of a two-run fifth inning. The veteran second baseman has yet to go on anything resembling a power tear and is working to an uninspiring .236/.333/.386 triple-slash with five homers and 14 RBI across 35 games played. We would advise fantasy owners to continue to exercise patience -- Dozier has a history of going through icy cold spells, but has hit at least 20 home runs in each of the last three seasons, including a career-best 42 in 2016.
May 21 - 5:40 PM

Phil Hughes surrendered three home runs and five total runs over four innings in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

Hughes just could not keep the ball in the park in this one. Salvador Perez rocked a two-run home run off the veteran right-hander in the first inning and Jorge Bonifacio did likewise in the fourth inning. Brandon Moss then immediately followed up that Bonifacio homer with a solo shot of his own. Hughes struck out four and walked two on the afternoon. Through nine starts, he holds a rough 5.74 ERA and 1.51 WHIP. A home start against the Rays shows next on his schedule as he tries to put together some sort of positive momentum.
May 21 - 5:36 PM


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