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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
E. Rosario
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: 03/24/2015
 
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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
 
Ricky Nolasco, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
612159.05.3838115
 
News
Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco allowed one run on three hits and one walk in five innings during Tuesday's spring start against the Blue Jays. He struck out six.

Nolasco allowed his only run on a solo homer to Josh Donaldson in the fifth inning.

"Curveball was going pretty good," Nolasco said of his outing, per MLB.com. "Trying to attack, throw strikes. It's definitely not a lineup you want to pitch behind to, so I was able to get ahead and put away some guys. Got a little sloppy there in the fifth with two outs, but I was able to get out of that, so it was OK."

Nolasco has allowed just one run in three of his four spring starts. He has a 3.95 ERA.

Eddie Rosario
No Stats Available
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
 
News
Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson records another strong start Wednesday, holding the Rays to one run on two hits while striking out seven in six innings of work.

Gibson's only blemish was a first-inning home run surrendered to Rays catcher Rene Rivera .

"I'll take the next two outings and keep trying to get sharp and just keep the consistency," Gibson said. "You're never exactly where you want to be at this game, so still working on things and still trying to iron things out."

Gibson has now started five games this spring, posting a 2.75 ERA in 19 2/3 innings with 17 strikeouts and seven walks.

Trevor May, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3645.27.882244
 
News
Twins starting pitcher Trevor May took the mound Friday against the Pirates in perhaps his last bid to make the starting rotation. Unfortunately, it wasn't a banner outing for the May.

The right-handed hurler allowed four runs on eight hits and one walk in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out two. 

May (0-1) allowed a solo home run to Gregory Polanco in the first inning and a solo home run to Tony Sanchez in the fourth inning. May has a 4.22 ERA through three spring outings (two starts).

"He gave up some hard-hit balls," manager Paul Molitor said, per the Pioneer Press. "Overall he got dinged up a little bit. Probably wasn't his best day. Overall, no complaints with that young man this spring."

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
Tommy Milone, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
64118.04.193775
 
News
Twins pitcher Tommy Milone, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, gave up three runs on six hits and two walks in five innings during Thursday's spring start against the Red Sox. He struck out three.

"I feel getting ahead was important today," Milone said, per MLB.com. "There were a couple times where I lost command early in at-bats, but I was able to come back and kind of counter and throw some strikes and kind of get back into the count." 

Manager Paul Molitor was short in his response regarding Milone's performance on the mound.

"I thought for the most part he was effective," Molitor said.

Milone has a 4.50 ERA through four spring starts. He has eight strikeouts in 14 innings.

Trevor Plouffe, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
136.2586914802
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 127, DH - 8
News
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is completely aware of the threat that Miguel Sano brings when it comes to the third base spot. Sano is considered by many to be a can't-miss player. But Plouffe is trying not to let that affect him or his play. 

“You can’t think about anything like that,” Plouffe said. “You can’t worry about what other people are saying about you. I’m more focused on getting this organization out of this rut that we’ve dug ourselves over the last four years.”

After moving around the infield for years, Plouffe seems to have found his place at third. The 28-year-old has a batting average of .245 with 62 home runs, 224 RBI and 398 strikeouts in five seasons.

Brian Dozier, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
156.242112237121
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 156
News
The Twins have signed second baseman Brian Dozier to a four-year contract, buying his arbitration years, the team announced on Tuesday. According to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, he will make $20 million over four years. Dozier will receive $15 million in the final two years of his deal, which includes no options, per MLB.com.

"This is a good day for the Twins and a good day for Brian," general manager Terry Ryan, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "We like to reward players that have come through our system. We anticipate he's in the prime of his career, and suspect it's going to spike, some of numbers he has put up."

Dozier, an eighth round pick out of Southern Mississippi in 2009, is set to open the season at second base after hitting .242/.345/.416 with a team-high 23 home runs, 33 doubles, 71 RBI, 89 walks and 21 stolen bases in 598 at-bats last season. The 27-year-old has a career .241 batting average and 47 home runs over three MLB seasons.

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
News
Competing for a spot in the Rays' starting rotation, Matt Andriese threw 75 pitches over five innings Wednesday against the Twins, allowing no earned runs, three hits, six strikeouts and one walk.

Andriese retired his first six batters before allowing a double to Twins third basemen Eduardo Nunez.

"I thought I commanded the strike zone with the sinker today," Andriese said. "Just throwing all of my pitches for strikes. The cutter was good on both sides of the plate and the sinker as well."

Andriese's numbers for the spring include a 1.10 ERA, 10 strikeouts and six walks in 16 1/3 innings.

Oswaldo Arcia, #31
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
103.2314620571
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 100, DH - 2
Joe Mauer, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
120.277604553
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 100, DH - 19
Glen Perkins, #15
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4361.23.653466
 
News
Twins closer Glen Perkins, who was slowed down by an oblique strain earlier in the week, needed only 11 pitches to retire the side in order in a minor-league game on Thursday, according to the Star Tribune.

Perkins returned to action from injury on Saturday and has declared himself at full strength leading up to the start of the season.

Eduardo Escobar, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
133.275526371
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 9, SS - 98, 3B - 25, OF - 3, DH - 1
News
Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar hits a homerun in the team's 5-4 loss to the Red Sox.

The homer was Escobar's third this spring. The 26-year-old is batting .333, adding 13 RBI. Escobar has seen time at shortstop, second base and third base over his career.

J.R. Graham
No Stats Available
News
Twins prospect J.R. Graham has worked an efficient spring training to say the least. Graham took over Tuesday after Brian Duensing was hit with a line drive. The bases were loaded with no outs and he managed to get out of the inning unscathed. 

Manager Paul Molitor loves what the young player has done so far in camp, reports The Star Tribune.

"I loved that," Molitor said. "That kind of got my blood going the right direction."

Because he was a Rule 5 draft pick, the Twins must either keep him on the roster the entire season or offer him back to the Braves.

"If we think a guy has a ceiling, we'll take care of it, but first he has to make the club," general manager Terry Ryan said. "It's tough to carry a Rule 5 guy that doesn't contribute. We're hoping that J.R. Graham, if he does pitch well enough this spring, he could give us thoughts of carrying him."

Graham has no plans of returning to Atlanta.

"I don't want to go back," he said. "I want to stay on the team, I want to make the team. I looked at this as my opportunity. I’m planning on staying."

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
News
Twins designated hitter Kennys Vargas is trying to work on his all-around game, according to Twincities.com.

Manager Paul Molitor recognizes the power that Vargas has at the plate, but wants him to work on his swing-path.

"We all know he can hit them extremely far," Molitor said, "but that's part of the swing-path things we're working on with him so he doesn't come around the ball too much. He didn't keep it fair that much, but he did."

Although Vargas is currently the team's designated hitter, Molitor wants to be sure he is ready to play first base behind Joe Mauer.

"I don't want him to get comfortable with that idea," Molitor said. "We all know that's probably a role that he would most likely fill than any other. We're trying to be creative with ways to keep him sharp defensively. I've been putting him out there as much as I can."

Molitor also recognizes that Vargas is improving as a fielder.

"He's obviously better," he said. "I've seen Kennys for a lot of years over on the other side. He's put the time in, but he's not overly mobile and he needs to build his stamina where he can play defense for 150-200 pitches a game."

Phil Hughes, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1610209.23.5216186
 
News
Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes made a minor-league start Friday against Rays' Class A players, per MLB.com. The right-hander allowed three runs on five hits (one home run) in six innings, while throwing 69 pitches and recording seven strikeouts.

Hughes is 2-0 with a 6.35 ERA in four spring starts. He has allowed eight runs on 13 hits (two home runs) and five walks, while striking out 10 in 11 1/3 innings.

Josmil Pinto, #43
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
57.219257180
 
Position Breakdown
C - 26, DH - 21
Injuries
Concussion - Out until at least late March (Updated - 3/22/15)
News
Twins catcher Josmil Pinto told reporters he had been cleared to do "everything" in terms of baseball activity, but isn't sure when he'll see game action, per the Pioneer Press.

Pinto suffered concussion-like symptoms after he was hit on the back of the head three times by an Adam Jones backswing on Saturday. He indicated earlier in the week that he could get into a game this weekend.

Brian Duensing, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3354.13.31033
 
Injuries
Leg - Out until at least late March (Updated - 3/25/15)
News
Twins pitcher Brian Duensing took full PFP drills on Thursday, and is slated to pitch on Friday against the Pirates, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Duensing was hit by a line-drive comebacker on his upper leg during Tuesday's spring game against the Blue Jays. He has a 2.70 ERA through 6 2/3 innings of work this spring.