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O. Arcia
J. Schafer
S. Robinson
E. Nunez
J. Schafer
S. Robinson
D. Santana
T. Hunter
O. Arcia
S. Robinson
E. Nunez
T. Plouffe
E. Escobar
E. Nunez
D. Santana
E. Escobar
E. Nunez
Rotation
1. P. Hughes
2. K. Gibson
3. T. Milone
4. M. Pelfrey
5. T. May
6. E. Santana
B. Dozier
E. Escobar
E. Nunez
J. Mauer
K. Vargas
DH
K. Vargas
J. Mauer
DL
R. Nolasco
B. Duensing
K. Suzuki
C. Herrmann
  Bullpen
G. Perkins (CL)
C. Fien
B. Boyer
A. Thompson
J. Graham
C. Thielbar
T. Stauffer
Last Updated: 04/20/2015
 
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Last Five Games
4/19 vs. CLE
B. Dozier2B
T. HunterRF
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
T. Plouffe3B
K. SuzukiC
O. ArciaLF
E. EscobarSS
S. RobinsonCF
 
4/17 vs. CLE
D. SantanaSS
E. EscobarLF
J. Mauer1B
B. Dozier2B
K. VargasDH
T. Plouffe3B
O. ArciaRF
C. HerrmannC
J. SchaferCF
 
4/16 vs. KC
D. SantanaSS
T. HunterRF
J. MauerDH
B. Dozier2B
K. Vargas1B
T. Plouffe3B
E. EscobarLF
K. SuzukiC
S. RobinsonCF
 
4/15 vs. KC
D. SantanaSS
T. HunterRF
J. Mauer1B
B. Dozier2B
K. VargasDH
T. Plouffe3B
O. ArciaLF
K. SuzukiC
J. SchaferCF
 
4/13 vs. KC
D. SantanaSS
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
T. HunterRF
K. VargasDH
T. Plouffe3B
O. ArciaLF
K. SuzukiC
S. RobinsonCF

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
D. SantanaSS.19502
B. Dozier2B.20013
J. Mauer1B.27304
T. HunterRF.22516
K. VargasDH.20013
T. Plouffe3B.20522
O. ArciaLF.21413
K. SuzukiC.20024
J. SchaferCF.14302
 
Notes
  • 10 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 2 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
1 Game(s)
B. Dozier2B
E. EscobarSS
J. Mauer1B
T. HunterRF
K. VargasDH
T. Plouffe3B
O. ArciaLF
K. SuzukiC
J. SchaferCF
1 Game(s)
D. SantanaSS
E. EscobarLF
J. Mauer1B
B. Dozier2B
K. VargasDH
T. Plouffe3B
O. ArciaRF
C. HerrmannC
J. SchaferCF
1 Game(s)
D. SantanaSS
B. Dozier2B
J. MauerDH
T. HunterRF
T. Plouffe1B
E. Escobar3B
K. SuzukiC
E. NunezLF
S. RobinsonCF
1 Game(s)
B. Dozier2B
T. HunterRF
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
T. Plouffe3B
K. SuzukiC
O. ArciaLF
E. EscobarSS
S. RobinsonCF
1 Game(s)
D. SantanaSS
T. HunterRF
J. Mauer1B
B. Dozier2B
K. VargasDH
T. Plouffe3B
O. ArciaLF
K. SuzukiC
J. SchaferCF

 
 

Aaron Thompson, #64
Year-to-date Stats
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0010.10.8705
 
News
After throwing 35 pitches in Sunday's game, Twins manager Paul Molitor said pitcher Aaron Thompson will only pitch in Monday's contest at Kansas City in an emergency situation, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

In 10 1/3 innings this season, Thompson has a 0.87 ERA.

The Twins are the underdogs (+143) against the Royals.

Ricky Nolasco, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
013.018.0042
 
Injuries
Elbow - 15-day DL. Expected to begin Class A rehab assignment April 25 (Updated - 4/19/15)
News
Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco threw a bullpen session on Sunday, as he attempts to come back from an elbow injury that has him on the disabled list. 

GM Terry Ryan said on Inside Twins that Nolasco's bullpen "went well". The next step will be a minor league rehab assignment at Class A Cedar Rapids, starting Saturday

Tim Stauffer, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
004.29.6402
 
Caleb Thielbar, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
001.00.0001
 
News
Twins pitcher Caleb Thielbar had a rough eighth inning during Monday night's 7-1 loss to the Royals. 

Thielbar entered the game in the eighth and allowed three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning's worth of work. After giving up a double from Mike Moustakas, Thielbar allowed an RBI single to Kendrys Morales. 

Thielbar allowed a single from Salvador Perez and recorded an out before being taken out for Tim Stauffer. Stauffer then promptly gave up a triple to Paulo Orlando, which scored Morales and Perez. Those two runs were considered earned for Thielbar. 

This was Thielbar's third appearance for the Twins this season. Thielbar now holds an ERA of 16.20.

Ervin Santana, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Suspension - 80-game suspension. Out until at least early July (Updated - 4/7/15)
Kyle Gibson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1110.16.1053
 
News
Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson went five innings and gave up four runs — three earned — in Monday's 7-1 loss to the Royals. 

This was the first time in his career that Gibson lost to the Royals. He entered this game having won each of the four games he's played against Kansas City. This time, though, the Royals were able to get the best of him with a three-run sixth inning. 

Yet to record an out, Gibson gave up a two-run double to Kendrys Morales before being pulled. 

Gibson gave up four hits and walked four batters. He did not record a strikeout. 

Gibson's next scheduled start is projected for Sunday against the Mariners. 

Trevor May, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1111.14.7618
 
News
Twins pitcher Trevor May gave up just one earned run on four hits in six innings while striking out four and walking none in his team's 7-2 win over the Indians Sunday.

May (1-1) struggled in his first start of the season but bounced back nicely Sunday, with the only damage coming on three straight two-out singles in the third inning.

"I was able to get ahead of guys and make pitches when I needed to," May said to MLB.com. "A couple things went my way this time that didn't last time. It's about being as consistent as possible and having them put the ball in play."

He owns a 4.76 ERA and 8:1 K:BB ratio in 11 1/3 innings heading into Saturday's matchup with the Mariners.

Kurt Suzuki, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.2005240
 
Position Breakdown
C - 10
Torii Hunter, #48
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
11.2253161
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 137, DH - 19
News
Twins right fielder Torii Hunter slugged his first home run in his team's 7-2 win over the Indians, finishing the day 1 for 5 with three RBI.

Hunter extended a 4-1 lead by homering with two men on base in the sixth inning. It was just the third extra-base hit of the season for Hunter, who has hit .225/.256/.350 with six RBI in 40 at-bats.

Mike Pelfrey, #37
Year-to-date Stats
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0010.04.5054
 
News
Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey is off to a slow start in 2015 and general manager Terry Ryan said he expects better from his right hander, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

"He can do better. We expect him to do better," Ryan said. "I wasn't worried about his pace. I was worried about him putting away hitters."

In two starts this season, Pelrey has allowed five earned runs in 10 innings (4.50 ERA) with four strike outs and five walks.
Jordan Schafer, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.1431020
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 10
News
Twins center fielder Jordan Schafer is not listed in Sunday's starting lineup. 

Schafer gets a rest, as Shane Robinson replaces him in center. Robinson will bat ninth in the order. 

Tommy Milone, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2013.02.08510
 
Blaine Boyer, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
116.17.1104
 
News
Twins reliever Blaine Boyer is off to a poor start in 2015 (15.00 ERA in four appearances) but said he's identified the issue and has rectified it, per TwinCities.com.

"It was a timing issue I've been dealing with ever since the season started," Boyer said. "I was taking way too much time to get all my weight to my back leg. Everything was rushing. I had nothing behind the ball."

Boyer hasn't pitched since April 12 when he gave up three runs on four hits to the White Sox without recording an out.
Shane Robinson, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
9.3685032
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 9
News
Twins center fielder Jordan Schafer is not listed in Sunday's starting lineup. 

Schafer gets a rest, as Shane Robinson replaces him in center. Robinson will bat ninth in the order. 

Trevor Plouffe, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
11.2055220
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 2, 3B - 10
News
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe went 2 for 4 in Monday night's 7-1 loss to the Royals. 

Ploufe was the only member of the Twins to record more than one hit. He hit two singles and struck out once. He now holds a slash line of .233/.298/.442. 

Brian Dozier, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
12.2006130
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 12
Casey Fien, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
003.10.0001
 
Chris Herrmann, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
5.3332020
 
Position Breakdown
C - 3, DH - 1
Danny Santana, #39
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.1953021
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 10
News
Twins shortstop Danny Santana hasn't provided the same pop at the plate in 2015 as he did a season ago. So far, Santana is hitting just .195 in 10 games this season after posting a .319 average in 2014 with 41 extra-base hits and 20 stolen bases in 101 games.

Manager Paul Molitor thinks Santana is just trying to do too much at the plate, according to MLB.com.

"Strikeouts are such a bigger part of the game and he's trying to fit the role of a good leadoff guy," Molitor said. "I'm not sure what that even is anymore. Obviously, you want the guy to get on base, score runs and be aggressive on the basepaths. But he knows doesn't walk a lot and is trying to improve that. And then he ends up pressing more. He tries to take pitches and then he's not doing well when he falls behind in the count. So it's kind of a catch-22 right now."

Eduardo Nunez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
3.6672000
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 2, OF - 1
News
The Twins gave Trevor Plouffe the afternoon off after his heroic performance the previous night, per MLB.com. Plouffe belted a walkoff home run in the 11th inning to take down the Indians, 3-2. Utility man Eduardo Nunez will get the start and hit eighth for Minnesota against Danny Salazar.

Friday's home run was Plouffe's fifth hit of the season. He is hitting .143/.231/.343 with two homers and two RBI over 39 plate appearances.

Oswaldo Arcia, #31
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.2142130
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 10
Joe Mauer, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
12.2731040
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 10, DH - 2
News
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer owns a .273 batting average after two weeks but has been limited to just one extra-base hit in his first 12 games.

Mauer had been limited to singles before going 2 for 4 with a double Saturday. He owns a .273/.353/.295 line in 44 at-bats. The first baseman managed just four home runs in 455 at-bats last season and could be in for another low-power season this year.

Glen Perkins, #15
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
004.21.9325
 
Eduardo Escobar, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
9.1602010
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 1, SS - 2, 3B - 1, OF - 4
News
Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar was in the team's starting lineup for Sunday's game. Escobar had been questionable for the game with a toe injury. 

The toe forced Escobar out of Friday's game in the eighth inning, and he wasn't in the starting lineup on Saturday. He ended up pinch hitting in Saturday's game, however. 

J.R. Graham, #62
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
004.23.8604
 
Kennys Vargas, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
11.2002130
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, DH - 10
Phil Hughes, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0318.25.30213
 
News
Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes remains on track to start Friday against the Mariners after playing catch Monday and reporting no issues with the cracked fingernail on his right middle finger, per the Pioneer Press.

Hughes is 6-3 with a 3.20 ERA in 12 career outings (nine starts) against Seattle. He is also 5-0 with a 0.61 ERA in six career outings (four starts) at Safeco Field.

Brian Duensing, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
003.27.3611
 
Injuries
Intercostal - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-May (Updated - 4/17/15)
News
A right intercostal strain has landed Twins left-handed reliever Brian Duensing on the 15-day disabled list.

The injury was sustained Thursday against Kansas City. Duensing gave up three hits and two earned runs in one-third of an inning to force closer Glen Perkins into the game.

Duensing goes down with a 7.36 ERA and three runs allowed in the last two-thirds of an inning.