Player News - Twins

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Brandon Kintzler allowed a double but no runs while recording a save against the Indians on Saturday.

He retired the first two batters of the ninth inning before giving up a double to Francisco Lindor. He was able to induce Jason Kipnis into lining out to end the threat and the game. It was Kintzler's 20th save in 23 chances. He has a 2.78 ERA with 21 strikeouts and seven walks in 32 1/3 innings. His grip on the closer role is rock solid.
Jun 24 - 9:41 PM

Brian Dozier hit a tie-breaking solo shot in the eighth inning to lead his team to a 4-2 win over the Indians on Saturday.

He went yard off reliever Cody Allen to bust a 2-2 tie. It was his only knock of the game although he did score another run earlier in the contest. Dozier has little chance of repeating his 42-homer outburst from a year ago but he has been a stalwart fantasy second-sacker this year anyway. He has a .254 batting average with 13 homers, 36 runs, 35 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Jun 24 - 9:36 PM

Joe Mauer went 2-for-2 with two walks and a run scored against the Indians on Saturday.

He walked and scored on a throwing error in the first inning. Mauer's days as a stud fantasy catcher are obviously in the rearview mirror and he is barely usable as a first baseman or designated hitter. He has a decent .282/.356/.397 slash line with only four home runs and 29 RBI in 261 plate appearances.
Jun 24 - 9:30 PM

Kyle Gibson gave up one run in 4 2/3 innings but did not earn a decision as his club beat the Indians on Saturday.

He surrendered four hits and four walks while fanning just one batter. He walked two batters in the fifth inning and was pulled for a reliever after having thrown 93 pitches in the short start. The only run he allowed came on a solo homer by third baseman Jose Ramirez in the fourth inning. This will go down as one of his best outings of the season, which isn't saying much considering he has a 6.23 ERA after 13 starts.
Jun 24 - 9:25 PM

Max Kepler (foot) will be available off the bench Saturday against the Indians.

Kepler fouled a ball off his foot in the eighth inning of Friday's 5-0 victory. Luckily his X-rays came back negative and it looks like he escaped with just a bruise. Robbie Grossman is filling in at right field on Saturday with Chris Gimenez drawing a rare start in left.
Jun 24 - 4:19 PM

Eddie Rosario was scratched from the Twins' starting lineup on Saturday due to illness.

He joins Miguel Sano on the sidelines with whatever is going around the Twins' clubhouse. Chris Gimenez is starting in his place in left field and batting seventh for the Twins against Corey Kluber and the Indians.
Jun 24 - 2:58 PM

Miguel Sano (illness) remains out of the Twins starting lineup on Saturday.

Sano missed Friday's contest due to illness and is still feeling under the weather on Saturday. Eduardo Escobar is drawing another start in his place at third base and will bat fifth for the Twins.
Jun 24 - 2:56 PM

Adalberto Mejia wiggled his way through five scoreless innings in a 5-0 victory over the Indians on Friday.

Mejia was far from efficient, walking five batters along the way, but the Indians managed just two hits against him. He fanned four to give him his first victory since way back on May 21. The 24-year-old owns a 4.93 ERA through 10 starts with the big club this season. He hasn’t completed six innings in any of his last four outings.
Jun 23 - 10:58 PM

Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double Friday against the Indians.

It was part of a four-run second inning against Trevor Bauer. The home run was Polanco’s fourth this season and his first since May 14. The 23-year-old is batting just .254/.302/.366 through 54 games.
Jun 23 - 10:57 PM

Brian Dozier had a three-hit night and drove in two runs in Friday’s win over the Indians.

Dozier doubled home a run in the second inning before plating another run with a single in the seventh. He hasn’t duplicated the massive power he showed last season, but he’s still sitting on 12 homers, 34 RBI, 10 steals, and 34 runs scored through 67 games this season.
Jun 23 - 10:56 PM

Max Kepler doubled and scored a run in Friday’s win over the Indians.

Kepler went 1-for-4 on the night. The 24-year-old has had a quiet June, but he’s right on pace with his production as a rookie last year. While Kepler continues to be a potent bat against right-handers, he’s still figuring out southpaws.
Jun 23 - 10:56 PM

Hector Santiago (shoulder) will rejoin the Twins' rotation Tuesday in Boston.

Santiago has been sidelined for most of June with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. He's not a recommended fantasy option against the Red Sox.
Jun 23 - 4:57 PM

Miguel Sano is not in the Twins' lineup Friday due to illness.

Sano is a little under the weather, so he'll get some rest. Eduardo Escobar is at third base.
Jun 23 - 4:09 PM

Twins designated RHP Alex Wimmers for assignment.

Wimmer holds a 4.76 ERA, 2.11 WHIP and 6/5 K/BB ratio during his multiple stints in the majors. He figures to clear waivers.
Jun 23 - 12:46 PM

Twins designated LHP Mason Melotakis for assignment.

Melotakis, who turns 26 next week, holds a 2.28 ERA and 32/9 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 relief innings between Double- and Triple-A this season. As a lefty who sits in the mid-90s and who boasts good minor league numbers as a reliever, he should draw interest on waivers.
Jun 23 - 12:45 PM


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