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Twins' Gio Urshela: Starts after three-game hiatus
Urshela (ankle) will start at third base and bat sixth in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
Urshela is back in action after he was sidelined for the previous three contests due to a twisted ankle, which he suffered Wednesday against the Tigers, according to Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Assuming he avoids any setbacks in Sunday's contest, Urshela should serve as the Twins' primary third baseman moving forward, though he'll cede the occasional start at the position to hot-hitting rookie Jose Miranda.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Out of Friday's lineup
Urshela is not in Friday's lineup against the Blue Jays.
Urshela is slashing .271/.286/.492 with three home runs in 18 games since the start of July. Jose Miranda is starting at third base while Tim Beckham starts at first base.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Not starting Thursday
Urshela isn't starting Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Urshela started the last three games and went 2-for-12 with a homer, three RBI and a strikeout. Jose Miranda will take over at the hot corner and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Walks it off in return
Urshela went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's 5-3 extra-inning win over the Tigers.
In his first game back from paternity leave, Urshela celebrated the new addition to his family by taking Alex Lange deep in the 10th inning for his first career walkoff homer. The 30-year-old third baseman is slashing .268/.313/.431 on the season with 10 homers and 44 RBI through 87 games.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Back from paternity leave
The Twins reinstated Urshela (personal) from the paternity list ahead of Monday's game against the Tigers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Urshela spent the maximum three days away from the team while observing the birth of his child. Now that he's back with the Twins, the new father should settle back into a near-everyday role at third base as the team begins a seven-game week.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Placed on paternity list
Urshela was placed on the paternity list Friday.
He and his wife are expecting the arrival of a baby girl. He'll likely only be out a few days. Urshela is hitting .265 (78-for-294) with nine home runs and a .733 OPS.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Heads to bench Wednesday
Urshela is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
He'll retreat to the bench for a day game after a night game, allowing Jose Miranda to get a turn at the hot corner. Urshela had started at third base in each of the Twins' previous three games while going 4-for-11 with a home run, a double, a walk, six RBI and two additional runs.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Resting Sunday
Urshela is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox.
Urshela will take a seat after he went 1-for-3 with a double and walk in Saturday's victory. Jose Miranda will draw the start at third base and bat seventh in the series finale.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Not in Friday's lineup
Urshela isn't starting Friday against the Reds.
Urshela started the last three games and went 1-for-10 with a double, an RBI and two strikeouts. Jose Miranda is taking over at the hot corner and batting seventh.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Not starting Sunday
Urshela is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Texas, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Urshela started the past three games and will receive Sunday off after going 5-for-12 with a double, a home run, two RBI and three runs scored during that stretch. Jose Miranda will take over at the hot corner in the series finale.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Drills eighth homer
Urshela went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored Wednesday against the White Sox.
Urshela took Matt Foster yard in the eighth inning to record his eighth homer of the season. He has four multi-hit games in his last nine starts, maintaining a .353 average with two home runs, five RBI and five runs scored in that span. Overall, Urshela has a .266/.314/.414 line across 287 plate appearances on the season.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: On bench again Tuesday
Urshela is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.
Urshela is sitting for the second time in three games and could be in danger of falling into a timeshare at third base with rookie Jose Miranda. After getting off to a rough start to his big-league career upon his initial promotion from Triple-A St. Paul at the start of May, Miranda has shown major improvement in his second stint with the big club. Dating back to his May 30 call-up, Miranda has produced an .824 OPS, while Urshela's sits at .735 over that same span.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Takes seat Sunday
Urshela is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.
Urshela will head to the bench and give way at third base to the hot-hitting Jose Miranda. Despite Miranda's improved production of late, Urshela still appears to be viewed as manager Rocco Baldelli's preferred option at the hot corner.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Smacks solo shot
Urshela went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-6 extra-inning loss to the Guardians.
Urshela went back-to-back with Alex Kirilloff in the sixth inning as the Twins tied the game at 3-3. In this four-game series against the Guardians, Urshela went 5-for-15 (.333) with a homer, two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored. He's maintained a solid .258/.310/.406 slash line with seven homers, 33 RBI, 30 runs, 13 doubles and a triple in 71 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Sits front end of twin bill
Urshela is out of the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader in Cleveland.
Jose Miranda will pick up the start at third base in the matinee, but Urshela should check back into the lineup for the second game of the day. Urshela, who went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs in the Twins' 11-1 win Monday in the series opener, had started in every game for Minnesota dating back to June 12.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Double shy of cycle in loss
Urshela went 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple, three RBI and three runs scored in Wednesday's 11-10 loss to the Guardians.
Urshela was productive Wednesday, with his three-run homer in the seventh inning giving the Twins a 10-7 lead. He hadn't homered since May 30, and his last multi-hit game before Wednesday was June 8. He's still holding down a regular role at third base with a steady .260/.315/.400 slash line, six homers, 29 RBI, 27 runs scored, 10 doubles and a triple through 63 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Gets breather Saturday
Urshela is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Urshela went 13-for-40 (.325) over his last 11 games, but he will get a day off after making five straight starts. Jose Miranda will man the hot corner in Urshela's place.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Gio Urshela: Back in action Sunday
Urshela (foot) is starting at third base and hitting cleanup Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Even with right-hander Kevin Gausman on the hill, Urshela slots back into the cleanup spot after missing a brief period with a mid-arch foot sprain. He is hitting .324 with two home runs over his last 10 games.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 215 lbs|
|Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|