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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
22-16 5-5 W1
19-19 5-5 W1
16-19 4-6 L3
14-23 5-5 L1
13-25 5-5 L2

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .259 5 16 .789 1

Top Max Kepler News

  • Twins' Max Kepler: Out against southpaw

    Kepler is out of the lineup for Monday's game in Oakland.

    The Twins will deploy a righty-heavy lineup to counter Athletics southpaw Zach Logue, ending a streak of 10 consecutive starts for the lefty-hitting Kepler, who turned in a .606 OPS over that stretch. Gilberto Celestino will replace Kepler in right field.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Rejoins lineup Thursday

    Kepler (illness) is starting in right field and batting cleanup Thursday against the Orioles.

    Kepler sat out Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's game due to an illness, but he'll retake the field for Thursday's series finale. The 29-year-old is 3-for-18 with a home run, a double and four RBI over his past six games.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Not starting Wednesday

    Kepler (illness) isn't starting Wednesday against the Orioles.

    Kepler was removed from Tuesday's game against Baltimore since he was feeling under the weather, and he'll be out of the lineup for at least one game. Whether he's available off the bench remains to be seen, but Trevor Larnach will shift to right field while Nick Gordon starts in left.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Exits with illness

    Kepler was removed from Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Orioles since he was feeling under the weather, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Kepler went 0-for-2 with a strikeout prior to being replaced in the field for the bottom of the fifth inning. The 28-year-old tested negative for COVID-19 and should be considered day-to-day.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Slugs fifth homer

    Kepler went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's 9-1 win over the Rays.

    The 29-year-old didn't even start the game, but after coming on as a defensive sub in the sixth inning, Kepler still had time to contribute an RBI single in the seventh and a two-run blast off Javy Guerra in the ninth, his fifth homer through 21 contests. Kepler is having a strong start to the season thanks largely to a significant improvement in his plate discipline, as his .372 OBP, 12.8 percent walk rate and 15.4 percent strikeout rate are all on pace to be career bests.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Not starting Saturday

    Kepler isn't starting Saturday's game against the Rays, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Kepler started against a pair of left-handed pitchers recently and hasn't been in a strict platoon role this season, but he'll get a day off with southpaw Shane McClanahan starting for the Rays on Saturday. Gilberto Celestino will start in right field and bat ninth.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Two homers in win

    Kepler went 2-for-3 with two solo homers and a walk in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Tigers.

    Kepler homered in each of his first two plate appearances, giving him three homers over his last two contests. After a slow start to the season, the lefty has registered multiple hits in three straight games and is currently slashing .263/.391/.509 overall.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Homers, doubles in win

    Kepler went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.

    Kepler doubled off Eduardo Rodriguez in the bottom of the second inning, driving in Kyle Garlick. He later took Rodriguez deep in his next at-bat in fourth, scoring Gio Urshela in the process. The homer was Kepler's second of the season and first in his last 14 games.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: On bench against southpaw

    Kepler isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Royals.

    Left-hander Daniel Lynch is starting for the Royals on Wednesday, so Kepler will retreat to the bench for the second time in the last three games. Kyle Garlick will start in right field and bat fourth.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Idle against lefty

    Kepler is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    The lefty-hitting Kepler will retreat to the bench for the series finale with southpaw Rich Hill on the bump for Boston. Kyle Garlick will check in for Kepler in right field.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Provides two hits Tuesday

    Kepler went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Dodgers.

    Kepler turned in his best game of the young season in the loss, raising his on-base average by 116 points in the process. The lefty-hitting Kepler will be back in the lineup for Wednesday's series finale, starting in right field while batting sixth against Dodgers southpaw Clayton Kershaw.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Hitting seventh versus righty

    Kepler will start in right field and bat seventh in Saturday's game against the Mariners, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    In Friday's season-opening 2-1 loss to Seattle, the lefty-hitting Kepler slotted ninth in the order while the Mariners brought southpaw Robbie Ray to the hill. Even though Seattle is sending a right-hander in Logan Gilbert to the mound for the second game of the series, Kepler won't get much of an upgrade in terms of lineup positioning. Though he looks to be an everyday player for Minnesota, Kepler may have to settle for a bottom-third spot in the order against both left- and right-handed pitching when the lineup is at full strength.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: On bench Saturday

    Kepler isn't starting Saturday's game against the Royals.

    Kepler drew starts in each of the last five games and went 4-for-18 with two RBI, a run and a walk. Jake Cave will take his place in right field and bat ninth.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Returns to lineup

    Kepler (illness) is batting fifth and playing right field Sunday against the Blue Jays.

    The outfielder had pinch hit in Saturday's game, indicating he was likely ready to return to the lineup after missing Friday's game with an illness. Kepler's hitting .219 in his last 10 games, and those numbers would be much worse if not for a 3-for-4, two-homer performance Wednesday against the Cubs.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Still out Saturday

    Kepler (illness) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

    He exited Thursday's game with a non-COVID illness and is yet to return to action. Brent Rooker will start in right field while Nick Gordon gets the nod in left.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Not in Friday's lineup

    Kepler (illness) won't start Friday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Kepler left Thursday's game with a non-COVID illness, and it looks as though he's still too sick to play. Brent Rooker will start in right field.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Age: 29
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: L, L