Minnesota Twins

Stadium: Target Field | Manager: Ron Gardenhire
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Twins.2547151284.57
AL Central Division3rd2nd3rd5th
American League 5th5th9th13th
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O. Arcia
J. Schafer
E. Nunez
A. Hicks
J. Schafer
D. Santana
T. Hunter
O. Arcia
E. Nunez
T. Plouffe
E. Escobar
E. Nunez
D. Santana
E. Escobar
E. Nunez
Rotation
1. P. Hughes
2. E. Santana
3. K. Gibson
4. R. Nolasco
5. T. Milone
6. T. May
7. A. Meyer
B. Dozier
E. Escobar
E. Nunez
J. Mauer
K. Vargas
DH
K. Vargas
J. Mauer
DL
None
K. Suzuki
J. Pinto
  Bullpen
G. Perkins (CL)
C. Fien
T. Stauffer
R. Pressly
B. Duensing
C. Thielbar
M. Tonkin
J. Graham
Last Updated: 01/21/2015
 
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Last Five Games
9/28 vs. DET
D. SantanaSS
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
J. PintoC
O. ArciaRF
E. Escobar3B
C. HerrmannLF
A. HicksCF
 
9/27 vs. DET
D. SantanaSS
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
J. PintoC
O. ArciaRF
E. Escobar3B
C. HerrmannLF
A. HicksCF
 
9/26 vs. DET
D. SantanaSS
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
O. ArciaRF
K. SuzukiC
C. HerrmannLF
A. HicksCF
E. Escobar3B
 
9/25 vs. DET
D. SantanaSS
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
O. ArciaRF
K. SuzukiC
C. HerrmannLF
A. HicksCF
E. Escobar3B
 
9/24 vs. ARI
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
T. Plouffe3B
K. Vargas1B
K. SuzukiC
O. ArciaRF
J. PintoDH
A. HicksLF
E. EscobarSS

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
B. Dozier2B.2422371
J. Mauer1B.277455
T. Plouffe3B.2581480
C. ColabelloRF.229639
J. KubelLF.224113
J. PintoDH.219718
K. SuzukiC.288361
A. HicksCF.215118
P. FlorimonSS.09201
 
Notes
  • 128 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 6 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
6 Game(s)
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
K. SuzukiC
E. EscobarSS
J. SchaferLF
3 Game(s)
B. Dozier2B
K. SuzukiC
C. Parmelee1B
K. MoralesDH
J. WillinghamLF
O. ArciaRF
T. Plouffe3B
E. EscobarSS
S. FuldCF
3 Game(s)
D. SantanaSS
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
J. WillinghamLF
K. MoralesDH
O. ArciaRF
K. SuzukiC
E. Escobar3B
S. FuldCF
2 Game(s)
D. SantanaCF
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
T. Plouffe3B
K. SuzukiC
O. ArciaRF
E. EscobarSS
J. SchaferLF
2 Game(s)
D. SantanaSS
B. Dozier2B
J. Mauer1B
K. VargasDH
T. Plouffe3B
K. SuzukiC
O. ArciaRF
A. HicksCF
J. SchaferLF

 
 

Tim Stauffer, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
6264.13.50067
 
News
Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Friday pitcher Tim Stauffer, who signed a one-year deal in December, will get a chance to start, per FOXSportsNorth.com. 

Stauffer, who has spent his nine-year MLB career with San Diego, has made 73 starts and 110 relief appearances in his career. He is 21-30 with a 4.29 ERA as a starter and has a 2.85 ERA as a reliever.

Ricky Nolasco, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
612159.05.3838115
 
Caleb Thielbar, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2147.23.40035
 
Michael Tonkin, #59
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0019.04.74016
 
Ervin Santana, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1410196.03.9563179
 
Kyle Gibson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1312179.14.4757107
 
Trevor May, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3645.27.882244
 
Kurt Suzuki, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
131.288373610
 
Position Breakdown
C - 119, DH - 5
Torii Hunter, #48
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
142.2867117834
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 137, DH - 19
Ryan Pressly, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2028.12.86014
 
Alex Meyer
No Stats Available
Jordan Schafer, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
104.2382611530
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 71, DH - 1
News
The Twins announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with outfielder Jordan Schafer on a one-year contract for $1.55 million, avoiding arbitration. Left-handed pitcher Brian Duensing remains the only arbitration-eligible player for the Twins without an agreement.

Schafer, 28, made $1.09 million last season with the Braves. He slashed .238/.310/.305 with one homer, 15 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 210 at-bats between Atlanta and Minnesota in 2014.

Tommy Milone, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
64118.04.193775
 
News
Twins pitcher Tommy Milone told reporters Saturday he had surgery Dec. 4 to remove a benign tumor from the back of his neck, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The surgery took about an hour to perform and Milone was able to throw 16 days later. The surgery is not expected to impact his availability for spring training. In 2014, Milone went 6-4 with a 4.19 ERA over 118 innings.

Trevor Plouffe, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
136.2586914802
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 127, DH - 8
Injuries
Forearm - Probable for start of spring training (Updated - 9/29/14)
News
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe said he has fully recovered from the broken left forearm he suffered on Sept. 24 and his working out as scheduled.

"I got to take the time off that I needed to rest it and let it heal," Plouffe said. "I've been rehabbing it out in Southern California. It really didn't set me back as far as timeline, as far as the gym, weightlifting and my baseball activities. It's obviously not something you want to have happen, but it was a good time for it to happen."

Plouffe hit .258 in 2014 with 14 home runs and 80 RBI in 520 at-bats, but knows his statistics aren't the focus for the team this season.

"I'm just going to try to continue to improve in every facet of the game," Plouffe said. "The big thing for us this year is just wins, putting all the personal statistics aside. I think Mollie's going to bring that to the clubhouse. We just want to win. We want to win games. We've made some additions that are going to help that."

Brian Dozier, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
156.242112237121
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 156
Casey Fien, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5663.13.98151
 
Danny Santana, #39
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
101.3197074020
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 34, OF - 69, DH - 3
Eduardo Nunez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
72.250264249
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 2, SS - 20, 3B - 20, OF - 18, DH - 7
Oswaldo Arcia, #31
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
103.2314620571
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 100, DH - 2
News
The Twins have been granted a fourth option year on outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Arcia has already been optioned three times in his career, but Minnesota was granted a fourth option after Arcia spent less than 10 days in the minors in 2014. While Arcia is expected to open the year as one of the team's starting outfielders, the move allows the Twins to send him down if he disappoints during spring or gets off to a poor start. Once Arcia is out of options, the team would have to try and send him through waivers in order to put him in the minor-leagues.

The 23-year-old Arcia hit .231/.300/.452 in 372 at-bats last year.

Joe Mauer, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
120.277604553
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 100, DH - 19
News
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer said he feels great physically after being able to spend the entire offseason working out and not recovering from an injury, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Mauer spent last offseason recovering from a concussion, but it appears spending the entire the offseason working out has paid off for Mauer.

"I haven't had an offseason like this in a long time," Mauer said. "Made some great strides in the gym."

In 2014, Mauer hit .277 with four home runs and 55 RBI in 455 at-bats.

Glen Perkins, #15
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4361.23.653466
 
Eduardo Escobar, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
133.275526371
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 9, SS - 98, 3B - 25, OF - 3, DH - 1
J.R. Graham
No Stats Available
Aaron Hicks, #32
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
69.215221184
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 65, DH - 2
Kennys Vargas, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
53.274269380
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 13, DH - 40
Phil Hughes, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1610209.23.5216186
 
News
After going 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 2014 -- his first season with the Twins -- Phil Hughes was rewarded with a three-year, $42 million contract extension. The 28-year-old right-hander is happy to be under contract with Minnesota through the 2019 season.

"I was excited to get it done and have a sense of home here," Hughes said, per MLB.com. "For me, it was about signing somewhere I felt comfortable. I wanted to do something long-term here."

Hughes said he started his offseason throwing program in November. However, he has yet to throw off a mound. 

"Every year I start throwing pretty early, like three or four days a week, and kind of steadily get going and get my arm in shape," Hughes said. "It's a program that's worked pretty well for me. I like to be ahead of the curve and show up to spring training ready and having already thrown bullpens."

Josmil Pinto, #43
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
57.219257180
 
Position Breakdown
C - 26, DH - 21
Brian Duensing, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3354.13.31033
 
News
Twins pitcher Brian Duensing avoided arbitration after agreeing to a one-year, $2.7 million contract for the 2015 season, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

In 2014, Duensing went 3-3 with a 3.31 ERA.