Kepler (neck) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Mariners, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. It was reported Thursday that Kepler was diagnosed with a mild neck strain. Given the nature of the injury, it seemed likely Kepler would need a couple days, but he will slot back in Saturday after missing just one start. Kepler was riding high there for a while but has crashed back to earth in September with a .182/.217/.212 batting line.
Kepler (neck strain) is available off the bench Friday, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller reports. He says his neck felt much better Friday after suffering the neck strain in Thursday's game. This is excellent news, as it suggests he could be back in the lineup as soon as Saturday. Logan Schafer is starting in his place and hitting eighth Friday.
Kepler (neck strain) is not in Friday's lineup against the Mariners. This is not surprising, as Kepler seems poised to miss at least a few days, given the nature of the injury. However, the team has not provided a timetable for his return, so he will remain loosely listed as day-to-day. Logan Schafer is starting in right field and hitting eighth Friday.
Kepler is currently dealing with a mild neck strain, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reports. Kepler was hitless in Thursday's loss to the Tigers, but was able to play it in its entirety. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time.
Kepler is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals. Kepler will get the night off Wednesday with the Twins employing a righty-heavy lineup against Royals starter Danny Duffy. Kepler's replacement in the outfield, Logan Schafer, also hits left-handed, but will get the nod because he is considered the better defender of the two.