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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
21-15 6-4 W2
18-18 5-5 L1
16-18 5-5 L2
13-22 4-6 W1
13-24 5-5 L1

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .217 3 13 .718 1

Top Gary Sanchez News

  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Slugs third homer

    Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in a 3-1 victory versus Oakland on Monday.

    Sanchez was the only Minnesota player with multiple hits in the contest, and his sixth-inning 433-foot homer provided the final run in his team's win. The veteran has largely alternated time behind the plate and at DH so far his season, which has kept his bat in the lineup on a near-everyday basis. Sanchez is slashing a modest .217/.294/.424 on the campaign, but he has picked things up of late, going 5-for-15 with three doubles, two homers and four RBI over his past four games.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Gets breather Thursday

    Sanchez isn't starting Thursday's regularly scheduled game against the Astros.

    Sanchez went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout during Wednesday's suspended game, and he was replaced behind the dish late in the blowout loss. He'll get a breather in the regularly scheduled matchup while Ryan Jeffers starts behind the plate and bats seventh.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Added to lineup

    Sanchez was added to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Athletics, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    The 29-year-old was initially slated to get a day off Saturday, but he'll serve as the designated hitter and bat fourth after Trevor Larnach (undisclosed) was scratched. Sanchez has hit .231 with three doubles, two runs and an RBI over his last seven games.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Gets breather Saturday

    Sanchez isn't starting Saturday's game against Oakland.

    Sanchez started in the last four games and went 4-for-13 with two doubles, a run, a walk and three strikeouts. Ryan Jeffers will take over behind the dish and bat seventh.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Sitting Monday

    Sanchez is out of the lineup for Monday's game in Baltimore.

    Trevor Larnach will handle designated-hitter duties while Ryan Jeffers picks up a start behind the plate, closing off both of Sanchez's avenues to the lineup. The Twins are likely just extending Sanchez a breather after he recently returned from an abdominal injury to start in each of the past three games. He went 2-for-13 with a double, an RBI, a run and six strikeouts over the weekend.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Rejoins starting nine

    Sanchez (abdomen) is starting Friday against the Rays.

    Sanchez missed seven consecutive games with an abdominal injury, but he'll start at catcher and bat eighth in Friday's series opener against Tampa Bay. Prior to his absence, he'd hit .216 with a home run, eight RBI, two runs and a steal.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Remains out of lineup

    Sanchez (abdomen) isn't starting Thursday against the Tigers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Manager Rocco Baldelli was hopeful Sanchez would be back in action Thursday, but the catcher is still feeling some slight discomfort in his abdomen. He remains day-to-day, while Ryan Jeffers will start behind the plate and bat seventh.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Still out Wednesday

    Sanchez (abdomen) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    He'll remain on the bench for a sixth consecutive game while he contends with abdominal tightness. However, manager Rocco Baldelli said the catcher is working out on the field prior to Wednesday's matchup, and he's hopeful that Sanchez will be able to return to the lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Tigers, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Injured list still possible

    Sanchez (abdomen) could still be placed on the injured list if he doesn't feel good Wednesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Sanchez has already been out for six days, well past the point at which the Twins could backdate any injured list move to the beginning of his absence. He's expected to try to ramp up with some light activity Wednesday, but if that doesn't go well, he'll be placed on the injured list.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Remains sidelined

    Sanchez (abdomen) remains on the bench for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Sanchez hasn't played since Wednesday while dealing with abdominal tightness. He's evidently still not ready to go following Monday's scheduled off day, so Ryan Jeffers (knee) will start behind the plate.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Still out Sunday

    Sanchez (abdomen) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Sanchez was a late scratch from Friday's lineup with abdominal tightness and won't re-enter the starting nine Sunday. The 29-year-old appears to have avoided a serious injury after an MRI came back clean, but he'll now have four full days to recover thanks to Monday's scheduled off day before potentially missing additional time. Ryan Jeffers will start behind the plate again in his absence.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: MRI shows no serious injury

    Sanchez's MRI on his sore abdomen showed "minimal signal," according to manager Rocco Baldelli, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Sanchez was scratched from Friday's lineup with the injury and won't start Saturday, either, but it looks as though he may avoid a trip to the injured list. Jose Godoy's contract was selected to give the Twins a backup to Ryan Jeffers behind the plate, but Minnesota seemingly would have placed Sanchez on the injured list as the corresponding move if the team thought he'd be out for an extended period.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Gets another day

    Sanchez (abdomen) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox, according to Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic.

    The results of the MRI Sanchez underwent on his midsection have not been revealed, but he will be held out of a second straight contest. Ryan Jeffers will get another start behind the plate in Sanchez's place.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Battling abdominal tightness

    Sanchez was scratched from Friday's game against the White Sox with abdominal tightness and is awaiting the results of an MRI, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    The 29-year-old was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to the abdominal issue, and his availability going forward remains in question. Ryan Jeffers is poised to work as Minnesota's primary catcher should Sanchez be forced to miss any time. The team would also need to add another catcher to the 40-man roster to fill the backup role.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Late scratch Friday

    Sanchez was scratched from Friday's lineup against the White Sox, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Sanchez was slated to work behind the plate and bat seventh Friday, but he was removed from the starting nine shortly before first pitch for unspecified reasons. Ryan Jeffers will enter the lineup at catcher in his place for the Twins.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Not starting Thursday

    Sanchez will sit Thursday against the Royals, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Sanchez's Twins career hasn't gotten off to a great start, as he's hit .216/.275/.378 with a 32.5 percent strikeout rate through 40 plate appearances. Ryan Jeffers starts behind the plate Thursday, with Byron Buxton returning from a knee injury to serve as the designated hitter.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Takes seat Saturday

    Sanchez isn't starting Saturday's game against the Red Sox.

    Sanchez has started in six of the first seven games of the year and has hit .227 with a homer, a double and seven RBI. Luis Arraez will serve as the designated hitter while Gio Urshela takes over at third base.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Socks grand slam Sunday

    Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and an additional RBI in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

    The former Yankees backstop went hitless Friday and didn't play Saturday, but he recorded a strong game in this one -- he was responsible for more than half of the team's runs while also going yard for the first time in 2022. Sanchez is expected to play a backup catcher role, but he should still see plenty of at-bats as a designated hitter.

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  • Twins' Gary Sanchez: Not starting Saturday

    Sanchez isn't starting Saturday's game against the Mariners, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Sanchez served as the designated hitter in Friday's Opening Day matchup and went 0-for-4, but he hit a deep fly ball to left field in the bottom of the ninth inning that came within feet of leaving the yard. Alex Kirilloff will DH while Nick Gordon starts in left field Saturday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Age: 29
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R