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R. Grossman
E. Rosario
E. Nunez
M. Sano
B. Buxton
E. Rosario
D. Santana
R. Grossman
M. Kepler
R. Grossman
M. Sano
M. Sano
E. Nunez
E. Nunez
E. Escobar
D. Santana
Rotation
1. E. Santana
2. R. Nolasco
3. T. Duffey
4. K. Gibson
5. T. Milone
B. Dozier
E. Nunez
J. Mauer
K. Vargas
M. Sano
DH
K. Vargas
M. Sano
DL
T. Plouffe
P. Hughes
G. Perkins
K. Suzuki
J. Centeno
  Bullpen
B. Kintzler (CL)
F. Abad
T. May
T. Rogers
R. Pressly
B. Boshers
M. Tonkin
Last Updated: 07/22/2016
 
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Last Five Games
7/28 vs. BAL
E. NunezSS
R. GrossmanDH
J. Mauer1B
B. Dozier2B
M. KeplerRF
E. RosarioLF
E. Escobar3B
J. CentenoC
B. BuxtonCF
 
7/27 vs. ATL
E. NunezSS
J. Mauer1B
M. Sano3B
B. Dozier2B
K. VargasDH
E. RosarioCF
R. GrossmanLF
K. SuzukiC
D. SantanaRF
 
7/26 vs. ATL
E. NunezSS
J. Mauer1B
M. Sano3B
B. Dozier2B
M. KeplerRF
K. VargasDH
E. RosarioLF
K. SuzukiC
B. BuxtonCF
 
7/24 vs. BOS
E. NunezSS
J. Mauer1B
M. Sano3B
B. Dozier2B
M. KeplerRF
K. VargasDH
E. RosarioLF
J. CentenoC
B. BuxtonCF
 
7/23 vs. BOS
E. NunezSS
R. GrossmanDH
M. Sano3B
B. Dozier2B
M. KeplerRF
K. Vargas1B
E. RosarioLF
K. SuzukiC
B. BuxtonCF

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
E. NunezSS.3001247
J. MauerDH.260831
R. GrossmanLF.274622
T. Plouffe3B.252727
B. Dozier2B.2491751
B. Ho Park1B.1911224
M. KeplerRF.2371036
K. SuzukiC.292635
B. BuxtonCF.207115
 
Notes
  • 78 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 2 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
E. NunezSS
R. GrossmanLF
J. Mauer1B
T. Plouffe3B
B. Dozier2B
B. Ho ParkDH
M. KeplerRF
K. SuzukiC
B. BuxtonCF
2 Game(s)
E. NunezSS
R. GrossmanLF
J. Mauer1B
B. Dozier2B
T. Plouffe3B
M. KeplerRF
B. Ho ParkDH
K. SuzukiC
B. BuxtonCF
2 Game(s)
E. NunezSS
J. Mauer1B
M. Sano3B
B. Dozier2B
M. KeplerRF
R. GrossmanDH
E. RosarioLF
K. SuzukiC
B. BuxtonCF
2 Game(s)
E. NunezSS
J. Mauer1B
M. Sano3B
B. Dozier2B
M. KeplerRF
K. VargasDH
E. RosarioLF
J. CentenoC
B. BuxtonCF
2 Game(s)
E. NunezSS
J. Mauer1B
B. Dozier2B
T. Plouffe3B
R. GrossmanLF
B. Ho ParkDH
M. KeplerRF
K. SuzukiC
B. BuxtonCF

 
 
 

Buddy Boshers, #62
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2017.03.18018
 
Ricky Nolasco, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
48116.25.402887
 
News
Nolasco (4-8) pitched eight beautiful innings, allowing just one run on three hits and one walk while striking out six in a no-decision Friday against the White Sox.

Friday was by far Nolasco's best effort of the season. He set or matched his season-best marks for innings pitched, runs allowed and hits against. It's been a miserable campaign for the veteran, and the fact that Nolasco walked away from Friday's gem with a no-decision just about sums up his luck this season. He'll take a 5.40 ERA into Cleveland on Wednesday for his next start.

Eddie Rosario, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
50.254285193
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 49
Taylor Rogers, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3035.12.80036
 
Juan Centeno, #37
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
31.26582160
 
Position Breakdown
C - 29, DH - 1
News
Centeno is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

After starting three consecutive games, Centeno is out of Tuesday's lineup as Kurt Suzuki returns from his recent chin injury. Although Centeno went 6-for-12 during Suzuki's absence, there's no reason to believe he'll be used in a greater capacity going forward.

Michael Tonkin, #59
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2249.14.01062
 
Ervin Santana, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
39114.13.782980
 
News
Santana (3-9) allowed two runs on seven hits with five strikeouts in a complete game Tuesday but still took the loss Tuesday against Atlanta.

Santana now has two complete games and four quality starts in his last five outings as he is starting to round into form. He owned a 5.10 ERA after allowing five runs in five innings to the Angels on June 14. In six outings since then, he has allowed just 11 runs in 49 innings, good for a brilliant 2.02 ERA. The key has been keeping the ball in the yard -- opponents have managed just two home runs off Santana overt those six starts.

Fernando Abad, #58
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1332.02.53128
 
Kyle Gibson, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3677.14.542557
 
News
Gibson (3-6) pitched six innings, allowing two runs on nine hits while striking out six in a no-decision Thursday against the Orioles.

Gibson's quality start was ruined by the throw-back performance put on by Orioles' starter Ubaldo Jimenez (five innings, one run and eight K's). For the first time all season, Gibson did not issue a free pass. The 28-year-old struck out six-plus for the fifth time in his last six starts, something the righty hadn't done in any of his first seven starts in 2016. Although he's having a down season compared to the last two, Gibson has pitched better of late and has the potential to make a significant impact as we near the fantasy playoff season.

Trevor May, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1236.15.45051
 
Kurt Suzuki, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
69.292246350
 
Position Breakdown
C - 68
News
Suzuki is not in the lineup for Thursday's matchup against the Orioles, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Suzuki will get a day off after two straight games behind the plate. He recently received eight stitches for a lacerated chin after Saturday's contest, so the 32-year-old will get some added rest. Juan Centeno is manning the catching duties for Thursday's game.

Miguel Sano, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
71.2453715401
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 24, OF - 38, DH - 9
News
Sano is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against Baltimore, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Sano will get a regular day off after starting the past nine games. For Thursday's game against Ubaldo Jimenez, the Twins will start Eduardo Escobar at third, Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler in the corner outfield spots, and Robbie Grossman at DH.

Ryan Pressly, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5553.03.74049
 
Robbie Grossman, #36
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
57.280336221
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 46, DH - 9
News
Grossman is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Braves, Brandon Warne of Cold Omaha reports.

The Twins will opt to start Eddie Rosario in left field instead of Grossman. Rosario, who's hitting .413/.429/.630 over the last 14 days, will be hitting seventh in Tuesday's lineup.

Tommy Milone, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3354.14.971636
 
News
Milone (3-3) gave up eight runs (four earned) on 10 hits, including three home runs, in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. He struck out four without walking a batter.

While a Miguel Sano error in the fifth inning saved some damage to his ERA, Milone's inability to keep the ball away from the middle of the plate is what really doomed him. On the bright side, it was the first time this year he's avoided walking a batter in a start. He'll next take the mound Saturday at home against the White Sox.

Byron Buxton, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
58.202191157
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 58
News
Buxton is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Braves.

It's hard to understand why the Twins insist on giving Buxton a day or two off each week, especially when it Robbie Grossman, Eddie Rosario and Danny Santana are the three players starting over him in the outfield. He has 14 strikeouts in his last 28 at-bats, so that obviously has something to do with it, but so far unpredictable playing time has not helped him improve on his contact issues.

Trevor Plouffe, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
58.252237271
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 3, 3B - 49, DH - 5
Injuries
Ribs - Expected to be out until at least Aug 5 (Updated - 7/29/16)
News
Plouffe (ribs) is set to begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Monday after going through a good batting practice Thursday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Plouffe has been out since early July as he's been recovering from a cracked rib. He seems to be progressing nicely, and after competing in a few rehab games with Rochester, Plouffe could be ready to rejoin the big league club by next weekend.

Brian Dozier, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
96.2515317527
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 93, DH - 1
Danny Santana, #39
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
57.2462321311
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 3, SS - 3, OF - 45, DH - 4
News
Santana is batting 8-for-32 with a .250/.294/.375 line in July.

The super-utility man seemingly can't find a spot in the lineup since the Twins moved Miguel Sano to third base and started using a five-man outfield rotation. Santana has just eight starts in July and none in the past eight days.

Max Kepler, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
58.2432911382
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, OF - 58
News
Kepler went 2-for-3 with a walk, solo home run, two RBI and two runs Thursday against the Orioles.

The outfielder's 11th dinger of the season tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth and kick started the 6-2 comeback victory. Kepler's average has dipped a bit this month, but he's more than compensated for that by unloading for an AL-leading eight home runs in July. The rookie out of Germany seems to be putting it all together right in time for the fantasy playoff season.

Eduardo Nunez, #--
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
91.29649124727
 
News
Nunez was acquired by the Giants on Thursday in exchange for left-handed pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia.

In an unexpected move, the Giants significantly upgraded the left side of their infield with the acquisition of Nunez from the Twins. Nunez, who can play both shortstop and third base, figures to see most of his playing time at third given that Brandon Crawford is well established at shortstop. However, he does have some outfield experience in his past, so he could see some time at one of the corner outfield spots as well. Nunez slashed a strong .300/.326/.444 with 12 home runs and 26 stolen bags with the Twins this season.

Tyler Duffey, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5889.26.122370
 
News
Duffey (5-8) was blasted for five runs on eight hits and a walk over just 1.1 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

His teammates made a valiant comeback effort, but it fell just short, leaving Duffey with his second straight loss in an abbreviated outing. In those two games, he's given up 11 runs (all earned) and a stunning 17 hits and two walks without a strikeout over 3.2 innings. Duffey's been hugely blowup-prone this year, and this is only the latest example, but manager Paul Molitor said after the game that the 25-year-old righty is still in line to start Monday.

Glen Perkins, #15
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
002.09.0003
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Out for the season (Updated - 6/16/16)
Joe Mauer, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
95.263498322
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 69, DH - 23
News
Mauer is out of the lineup for Friday's tilt with the White Sox, Brandon Warne of ColdOmahaMN reports.

With lefty Jose Quintana on the mound for the White Sox, Mauer, who's batted 20-for-92 (.217) against southpaws this season, will get an off day as Kennys Vargas replaces him at first and bats fourth. Mauer will likely return to the lineup Saturday as Minnesota faces off against righty Miguel Gonzalez in Game-2 of the series.

Eduardo Escobar, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
61.262193221
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 1, SS - 54, 3B - 1, OF - 1, DH - 2
News
Escobar went 2-for-4 in Thursday's win over Baltimore. Escobar started at third base with Miguel Sano getting the day off. However, he'll likely take over as the everyday shortstop after Eduardo Nunez was traded to San Francisco.

There is a chance Jorge Polanco could share at time at shortstop as the team may want to give him regular at-bats after being called up from Triple-A.

Phil Hughes, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1759.05.951334
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Out for the season (Updated - 6/29/16)
Kennys Vargas, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.31513370
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 6, DH - 10
News
Vargas is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Orioles, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

Vargas will get a day of Thursday as Robbie Grossman takes over the designated hitter's spot. In the past five games, Vargas has gone 6-for-18 with three RBI and three doubles, and has provided a nice bat to the lineup since being recalled from Triple-A in early July.

Brandon Kintzler, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0031.21.99820