• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Twins promote rookie OF Max Kepler on Monday

    Minor-league outfielder Max Kepler was called up by the Twins after Monday's game. The MVP of the Southern League, Kepler has pop and speed alike. It's unclear how he'll factor into the Twins' lineup down the stretch, as he can play all three outfield positions and first base, but all those spots are occupied

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Twins' prospect Max Kepler goes on disabled list

    Twins outfielder/first baseman Max Kepler was placed on the seven-day disabled list at Double-A Chattanooga. The prospect suffered a shoulder injury in Wednesday's game, per the Star Tribune. Kepler is hitting .335 with three home runs and 34 RBI at Double-A.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios among Twins' nine cuts

    The Twins reassigned eight players to minor league camp on Sunday and optioned outfielder Max Kepler to Double-A. Kepler was one-for-nine in four games this spring. Jose Berrios and outfielder Byron Buxton were the top names on the list of players reassigned. Berrios, a first-rounder in the 2012 draft, gave up one unearned run on seven hits in six innings this spring, striking out four. Buxton, also a 2012 first-rounder, hit .125 in eight at bats. The Twins also cut catchers Stuart Turner (2-for-4 in spring) and Mitch Garver (0-for-4), RHP Tyler Duffey (no appearances), LHPs Taylor Rogers (no appearances) and Ryan O'Rourke (9.00 ERA in one inning); and infielder Heiker Meneses (.125).

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Twins make several roster moves Sunday

    The Twins made a slew of roster moves Sunday. The team announced pitchers Logan Darnell, Edgar Ibarra, Brooks Raley and Trevor May were optioned to Triple-A Rochester. The Twins also announced first baseman Kennys Vargas was optioned to Double-A New Britain, while infielder Jorge Polanco and outfielder Max Kepler were optioned to Class A Ft. Myers. The Twins also reassigned pitchers Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros and Yohan Pino, catchers Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch and Stuart Turner, outfielders Byron Buxton and Chris Rahl and infielder Miguel Sano to minor-league camp.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Twins add four to 40-man roster

    The Twins added first basemen Max Kepler and Kennys Vargas, middle infielder Jorge Polanco and pitcher Logan Darnell to the 40-man roster Wednesday. Kepler hit .237/.312/.424 with nine home runs and 40 RBI in 236 at-bats with Class A Cedar Rapids. Vargas hit .267/.344/.468 with 19 home runs and 93 RBI in 457 at-bats with high Class A Fort Meyers. Polanco hit .308/.362/.452 with five home runs and 78 RBI in 465 at-bats for Class A Cedar Rapids. Darnell went 10-10 with a 3.22 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 120:45 K:BB ratio in 153 2/3 innings between Double-A New Britain and Triple-A Rochester.