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Minnesota Twins

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The Twins are moving Trevor May to the bullpen.

There was speculation Minnesota would go with a six-man rotation upon Ervin Santana's return, but clearly that's not happening. Manager Paul Molitor said May's move to the pen isn't permanent and suggested the Twins could reassess the rotation after the All-Star break.
Jul 4 - 5:34 PM

Twins activated RHP Ervin Santana from the restricted list.

Santana has finally finished serving his 80-game suspension for use of performance-enhancing drugs. He will make his Twins debut on Sunday against the Royals. He was terrific in three minor league rehab starts with Triple-A Rochester, registering a 1.74 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 11/4 K/BB ratio over 20 2/3 innings. He's worth a look in any mixed leagues where he remains available.
Jul 4 - 8:32 AM

Brian Dozier went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Royals.

Ouchie. Rough game aside, Dozier is putting in a fine season and is currently slashing .260/.331/.514 with 16 homers, 40 RBI and seven steals. His combination of speed and power make him one of the best fantasy chips at his position.
Jul 4 - 12:35 AM

Miguel Sano collected his first major league RBI in Friday's loss to the Royals.

The all-universe prospect singled home Eddie Rosario in the second inning. He later added a double to finish 2-for-4. Sano did strike out twice, but Twin fans should be happy to see that he seems to be fitting in just fine to start his major league career. Sano hit .274/.374/.544 with 15 homers and 48 RBI through 66 Double-A games prior to his call-up.
Jul 4 - 12:30 AM

Tommy Milone held the Royals down on Friday, allowing just one run on five hits over six innings.

Outside of a run-scoring single by Lorenzo Cain in the third inning, Milone managed to keep the Royals off the scoreboard. He struck out five and walked just one in hurling his fifth quality start in a row. The southpaw now owns a 3.02 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. Deeper AL-only formats should consider him as a pick-up, particularly with the way he's pitching at the moment. He won't strike out many batters, but his numbers are rock solid.
Jul 4 - 12:20 AM

Twins optioned RHP Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester.

The 25-year-old struggled in his two appearances with the big league club, allowing five runs in 2 2/3 innings (16.88 ERA). He will continue to work out of the bullpen at Triple-A and should make his way back to the Twins at some point this summer.
Jul 4 - 12:05 AM

Twins activated OF Aaron Hicks from the 15-day disabled list.

He's taking the roster spot of Shane Robinson, who went on the family emergency list. Hicks might only be around until Robinson returns next week.
Jul 3 - 11:43 AM

Twins placed OF Shane Robinson on the 7-day family emergency list.

He'll return to the club next week. Aaron Hicks has taken Robinson's spot on the roster.
Jul 3 - 11:41 AM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Dr. Robert Anderson "was a little more concerned" about Ricky Nolasco (ankle) after a visit Thursday.

Nolasco is dealing with a bone fragment in his right ankle and has been unable to throw off a mound without pain. There's been no decision made yet as far as surgery goes, but it may be a foregone conclusion. It's unclear how long Nolasco would be sidelined if he does go under the knife.
Jul 3 - 10:25 AM

Twins sent INF Doug Bernier outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Bernier was already in the minors and now he's off the 40-man roster. He had one hit in five at-bats in a brief stay in the majors earlier this season.
Jul 3 - 9:27 AM

Kyle Gibson spun eight scoreless innings in a 2-0 win over the Royals on Thursday.

Gibson had runners on first and second with one out in the eighth inning, but struck out Lorenzo Cain swinging and got Eric Hosmer to ground out to wiggle out of the jam. It was the exclamation point on a terrific outing for the young right-hander, who allowed a total of four hits and four walks while striking out seven. He has fanned 54 batters in 64 1/3 innings over his last 10 starts, which is really encouraging. He'll bring a 3.04 ERA into a start against the Orioles next week.
Jul 2 - 11:38 PM

Glen Perkins tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning Thursday against the Royals for his 26th save of the season.

Perkins struck out one batter and needed just 11 pitches to get through the inning. He's now a perfect 26-for-26 in save chances this season to go along with a 1.35 ERA and 30/5 K/BB ratio over 33 1/3 innings.
Jul 2 - 11:37 PM

Danny Santana went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple in Thursday's win over the Royals.

His fifth-inning triple was the only run of the game until Eduardo Escobar drove in a run in the ninth for some insurance. Coming into Thursday's action, Santana had just two hits in 17 at-bats since returning from the minors. This was his first multi-hit game since way back on May 6.
Jul 2 - 11:37 PM

Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with an infield single in his major league debut Thursday against the Royals.

Sano lined out to center field in his first at-bat before striking out swinging in his next two chances. The infield single came in the top of the ninth inning. The Twins plan to use the 22-year-old as their regular designated hitter for the time being, so his power upside is well worth the flier in most fantasy leagues.
Jul 2 - 11:36 PM

Phil Hughes has had his next start pushed back until Monday to allow Ervin Santana to return to the rotation on July 5.

Hughes had been scheduled to go on Sunday, but instead will work in Monday's series opener against the Orioles. While it takes a two-start week away from the veteran right-hander this week, he'll make up that double against the hard-hitting O's and Tigers next week.
Jul 2 - 7:46 PM


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