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Twins' Max Kepler: Club option picked up
The Twins exercised Kepler's $10 million club option for 2024 on Thursday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Coming off his best statistical season since 2019, Kepler will officially remain with the Twins for one more year as the team looks to repeat as AL Central champions. The 30-year-old outfielder slashed .260/.332/.484 with 24 homers and 66 RBI, and he will likely reprise his role as Minnesota's primary right fielder in 2024.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Sitting out Thursday
Kepler is absent from the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics.
Kepler had started the previous three contests but will begin Thursday's afternoon tilt on the bench. Trevor Larnach is in right field for the Twins.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Perfect at plate Wednesday
Kepler went 4-for-4 and scored a run in Wednesday's 6-4 victory versus Oakland.
Kepler knocked four singles in the win, giving him his first four-hit performance of the season. He's been hitting well of late, collecting five multi-hit efforts over his past 13 games and batting .340 (17-for-50) with two homers, six RBI, 13 runs and a stolen base over that span. The late-season surge has lifted his batting average to .258 on the campaign, which is on pace to be a career-best mark.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Swats home run Sunday
Kepler went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Sunday's win over the Angels.
Kepler mashed a two-run shot to right-center field in the seventh to give the Twins some breathing room by putting them up 6-3. Sunday was his third multi-hit effort in the last seven games but just his second home run in September. The 30-year-old leads the team with 23 long balls on the year and is now slashing .253/.324/.475 with 62 RBI, 67 runs and a 42:103 BB:K in 472 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Sitting Saturday
Kepler will be on the bench Saturday against the Angels, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Kepler might be getting the day off because the Angels are turning to a lefty (Kenny Rosenberg), or he might be getting it off because the Twins clinched a postseason berth Friday. Either way, it will be Matt Wallner who starts in right field.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: On bench Sunday
Kepler is out of the lineup Sunday versus the White Sox.
When Kepler is not in the starting lineup there is typically a lefty on the mound. On Sunday, however, he is not in the lineup versus righty Dylan Cease. Andrew Stevenson will start in his place, batting seventh.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: On bench against lefty
Kepler will sit against southpaw David Peterson and the Mets on Saturday.
Kepler has now started against just one of the last seven lefties the Twins have faced. As has been the case for most of the second half, it will be platoon partner Matt Wallner who starts in right field.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Heads to bench Saturday
Kepler is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rangers.
Kepler doesn't always sit against lefties, but that will be the case Saturday with Jordan Montgomery starting for Texas. Jordan Luplow is picking up the start in left field while Matt Wallner moves to right field.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Idle against lefty
Kepler is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
Kepler will bow out of the starting nine along with fellow left-handed hitter Edouard Julien while the Rangers bring southpaw Jordan Montgomery to the hill. Matt Wallner will fill in for Kepler in right field.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Sitting against lefty
Kepler is not in the lineup Tuesday versus the Brewers.
Kepler is not starting with lefty Wade Miley taking the mound for Milwaukee. Matt Wallner will take Kepler's spot in right field and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: On bench Sunday
Kepler is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.
Pittsburgh's opener (Ryan Borucki) for Sunday's contest is a lefty, which will be enough to keep Kepler in the dugout to begin Sunday's contest. Matt Wallner (hand) will shift to right field while Jordan Luplow receives a start in left.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Sitting versus lefty
Kepler isn't in the Twins' lineup Sunday against the Phillies.
With lefty Ranger Suarez starting on the mound for Philadelphia, the left-handed bat of Kepler will stay put in Minnesota's dugout to begin Sunday's contest. Matt Wallner will take Kepler's spot in right field and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Back in lineup Wednesday
Kepler (foot) will start in right field and bat third Wednesday in Detroit.
Kepler didn't start in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers after exiting Monday's win following a hit-by-pitch on the right foot. He's feeling fine now and will step back into his usual spot in the outfield for the penultimate game of the series.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Exits with sore toe
Kepler left Monday's win over Detroit after getting hit by a pitch in the right foot in the eighth inning. However, he was moving around well after the game, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Kepler was set to leave the game anyway amid a blowout win, so his issue is likely minor. However, Kepler broke his pinky toe after getting hit by a pitch last year and it had a negative impact on the rest of his season. Kepler has been wielding a hot bat since the All-Star break, as he's hitting .313 with six home runs and a .958 OPS in 23 games since July 14.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Not in Tuesday's lineup
Kepler (foot) is absent from the lineup for Tuesday's game in Detroit.
Kepler had to leave Monday's win over the Tigers in the eighth inning after being hit on the right foot by a pitch. All indications were that his removal was precautionary, so his absence from the lineup Tuesday could simply be due to Detroit starting left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Matt Wallner is in right field Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
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