Kepler isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Kepler has started five consecutive games for the Twins. In that time he's gone 4-for-20 (.200) and struck out nine times. He'll move to the bench Sunday while Robbie Grossman starts in right field.
Kepler (back) is starting in right field and batting sixth Tuesday against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Kepler is back in action after being held out Sunday with a back injury. The issue was never thought to be anything overly serious as he was available off the bench Sunday. He'll face righty Josh Tomlin in his return action.
Kepler (back) is available from the bench Sunday against the Tigers, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. It had been believed that Kepler was dealing with a hip injury, but the 24-year-old said that he's actually dealing with some bruising on his lower back. Because the Twins have Monday off and Kepler is available to play if needed Sunday, it's expected that he'll be ready to return to action for Tuesday's series opener against Cleveland.
Kepler (hip) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The Twins haven't given any additional information regarding the severity of Kepler's injury. The team has Monday off, so consider Kepler day-to-day heading into Tuesday's contest against the Indians until further notice. Eddie Rosario will move to right field Sunday while Zack Granite gets the start in left.
Kepler was removed from Saturday's game against the Tigers with a left hip injury, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Kepler appeared to tweak something making a throw home in the first inning, and he was lifted in favor of Ehire Adrianza prior to his scheduled at-bat in the second frame. Expect Kepler's status to be updated further when more details regarding his injury are released.
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