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Top Wilfredo Tovar News

  • Mets' Wilfredo Tovar: Outrighted to minors

    Tovar cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    The 29-year-old was designated for assignment Tuesday and will remain in the organization after going through waivers unclaimed. Tovar went 2-for-11 in six games with the Mets.

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  • Mets' Wilfredo Tovar: Designated for assignment

    Tovar was designated for assignment by the Mets on Tuesday.

    Tovar appeared in just six games for New York, recording two hits and an RBI across 12 plate appearances. With the Mets claiming Travis Blankenhorn from Seattle on Tuesday, there simply wasn't any space for Tovar on the 26-man roster.

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  • Mets' Wilfredo Tovar: Contract selected

    Tovar's contract was selected by the Mets on Tuesday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    The Mets are dealing with injuries up and down the lineup, so they'll turn to Tovar for at least a bench role. He's unlikely to do much if he finds his way into the lineup, as he's a career .188/.241/.238 hitter through his first 40 big-league games. Kevin Pillar (face) landed on the injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • Mets' Wilfredo Tovar: Gets first spring start

    Tovar will start at shortstop and will bat eighth in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Tovar had previously appeared off the bench in eight of the Mets' spring games, going a collective 0-for-6 at the dish. He'll get the chance to pick up his first start of the Grapefruit League slate Monday, but the 29-year-old doesn't look to be warranting any legitimate consideration for a spot on the Mets' Opening Day roster. Expect him to be reassigned to minor-league camp within the next few days.

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  • Mets' Wilfredo Tovar: Late to camp

    Tovar has yet to arrive to Mets' spring training, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.

    The 29-year-old isn't dealing with an injury, though it otherwise remains unclear why he's not with the team in Florida. Tovar spent 2020 at the Twins' alternate training site and last played with the Angels in 2019, posting a .492 OPS in 88 plate appearances. He joined the Mets on a minor-league deal this offseason.

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  • Mets' Wilfredo Tovar: Signs minor-league deal with Mets

    Tovar signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Monday.

    Tovar has appeared in 40 career big-league games, though he's accomplished very little at the plate, hitting just .188/.241/.238. He was part of the Twins' player pool last season but never made the active roster.

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  • Twins' Wilfredo Tovar: Cleared from COVID-19 IL

    Tovar was removed from the COVID-19 injured list but did not make Minnesota's Opening Day 30-man roster. He remains in the 60-man player pool.

    Tovar was cleared after testing positive for COVID-19 and will remain at Minnesota's alternative training site in St. Paul. He gives the Twins veteran infield depth if needed.

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  • Twins' Wilfredo Tovar: Moves to COVID-19 IL

    The Twins placed Tovar (illness) on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday.

    After getting a spot in the Twins' 60-man roster pool, Tovar had been working out at the team's alternative training site before the team announced Sunday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Tovar is said to be asymptomatic, but until he submits two negative test results for COVID-19, he won't be allowed to resume training with the Twins. Even before his positive test, the 28-year-old infielder wasn't viewed as a likely candidate for the Twins' 30-man Opening Day roster.

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  • Twins' Wilfredo Tovar: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Tovar has tested positive for COVID-19, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Tovar had been working at the Twins' alternate training site before president of baseball operations Derek Falvey revealed Sunday that the shortstop has tested positive for coronavirus. The 28-year-old is asymptomatic, but he'll need to produce two negative tests before he's allowed to rejoin the team.

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  • Twins' Wilfredo Tovar: Included in 60-man player pool

    Tovar was included in Minnesota's 60-man player pool ahead of summer camp before the 2020 season begins, MLB.com reports.

    Tovar saw some time in the majors last season, but he failed to generate much production over 31 games, with just five RBI and a .492 OPS. The 28-year-old has been much more effective at the Triple-A level, as he hit .321/.355/.446 with four home runs and 57 RBI over 85 games with Triple-A Salt Lake in 2019. The non-roster invite to spring training will give the Twins veteran depth at Minnesota's alternate training site.

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  • Twins' Wilfredo Tovar: Signs minor-league deal with Twins

    Tovar signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Thursday.

    Tovar saw some time in the majors last season, but he failed to generate much production over 31 games, with just five RBI and a .492 OPS. The 28-year-old has been much more effective at the Triple-A level, as he hit .321/.355/.446 with four home runs and 57 RBI over 85 games with Triple-A Salt Lake in 2019. The report doesn't explicitly say so, but Tovar will likely be a non-roster invitee for spring training.

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  • Angels' Wilfredo Tovar: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Tovar was sent outright to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.

    Tovar will join the Bees after being designated for assignment by the Angels and subsequently passing through waivers unclaimed. The infielder struggled across 31 games with the big club this season, slashing .193/.239/.253 with five RBI.

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  • Angels' Wilfredo Tovar: Bounced from 40-man roster

    Tovar was designated for assignment by the Angels on Friday.

    Tovar will head to waivers after slashing .193/.239/.253 with five RBI over 31 games this season in the big leagues. Andrelton Simmons (ankle) was reinstated from the injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • Angels' Wilfredo Tovar: Seeing steady work

    Tovar will start at shortstop and bat eighth Sunday against the White Sox.

    Tovar will receive his fourth start in five games and should be in line for at least semi-regular work while Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is on the shelf. The 28-year-old brings more value in the field than he does at the plate, as evidenced by his career 35 wRC+ over 91 MLB plate appearances.

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  • Angels' Wilfredo Tovar: Called up to big club

    The Angels recalled Tovar from Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Tovar will afford the Angels some additional depth in the middle infield after Andrelton Simmons (ankle) was placed on the 10-day injured list. Though Simmons is expected to be shut down for at least a couple of weeks, Tovar isn't likely to contend for an everyday role if the Angels' other infield options maintain health. David Fletcher and Luis Rengifo are expected to handle regular duties up the middle for the duration of Simmons' absence.

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  • Angels' Wilfredo Tovar: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Tovar was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.

    Tovar went unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Angels on Wednesday, so he will head back to the Salt Lake squad he was called up from in early June. Tovar hit just .195 over 16 games with the Angels, but he should still garner consideration should the club need to bring up a shortstop from the minor-league ranks.

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  • Angels' Wilfredo Tovar: Designated for assignment

    Tovar was designated for assignment by the Angels on Wednesday.

    Tovar made 16 appearances during his time with the Angels, slashing just .195/.283/.293 during that stretch. Wednesday's starter, Jaime Barria, will take his spot on the roster. Tovar will report to Triple-A Salt Lake if he passes through waivers untouched.

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  • Angels' Wilfredo Tovar: Siting for second straight day

    Tovar is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

    After a string of nine straight starts, Tovar will cede shortstop duties to Luis Rengifo for the second game in a row. Since the Angels have opposed right-handed pitchers in both contests, Rengifo looks to have the playing-time edge on Tovar for now, but both players will see their opportunities dwindle soon with top shortstop Andrelton Simmons (ankle) expected to return from the 10-day injured list this weekend. Once Simmons is reinstated, Tovar may have the best chance of sticking around as a backup infielder, given that he has no minor-league options remaining. The 22-year-old Rengifo, meanwhile, has three options left and would benefit more than Tovar from playing on an everyday basis at Triple-A Salt Lake.

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  • Angels' Wilfredo Tovar: Settling into everyday role

    Tovar will start at shortstop and bat ninth Sunday against the Rays, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Tovar will be making his ninth straight start Sunday, but his steady action has largely been the result of his capable glove rather than anything he's done offensively. Through his first 29 plate appearances in the majors, Tovar is slashing a pedestrian .200/.310/.320 with three extra-base knocks (all doubles).

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  • Angels' Wilfredo Tovar: Starting at shortstop

    Tovar will start at shortstop and hit eighth Friday against the Mariners.

    Tovar is set to make his first big-league appearance since the 2014 campaign, when he played in two games for the Mets.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-7, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Santa Teresa Del Tuy, Venezuela
Age: 30
Bats/Throws: R, R