Last Game
Sun, Jul 3
vs Baltimore Orioles (36-44)
  • Target Field
3
Final
1

AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
45-37 6-4 L1
40-36 4-6 W1
38-39 5-5 W3
30-47 4-6 L1
29-48 4-6 W1

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .233 8 35 .730 2

Top Max Kepler News

  • Twins' Max Kepler: Goes deep in 10th inning

    Kepler went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 7-6 extra-inning loss to the Guardians.

    Kepler's blast in the 10th inning extended the Twins' lead to 6-3, but the Guardians were able to rally for a walkoff win. It's been a lackluster June for Kepler, who has gone 16-for-79 (.206) in 21 contests this month. He's up to eight homers, 35 RBI, 33 runs scored, two stolen bases and a .240/.342/.402 slash line across 269 plate appearances overall.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Sitting for Game 2

    Kepler is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Guardians.

    Kepler went 0-for-3 with a walk during the 3-2 loss in Game 1 of Tuesday's twin bill, and he'll take a seat for the nightcap with lefty Konnor Pilkington pitching for Cleveland. Kyle Garlick will man right field and bat third in Game 2.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Two RBI in win

    Kepler went 2-for-4 with an RBI double, an RBI single and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

    Kepler singled home Byron Buxton in the first inning, then doubled him home in the seventh. Kepler also reached home on a Gio Urshela single in the first. The outfielder has struggled to stay consistent this month, slashing .209/.308/.313 and hitting just one home run. He began June with a .253 batting average and now sits at .244.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Snaps homer drought

    Kepler went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks and two total runs scored in Wednesday's 11-10 loss to the Guardians.

    Kepler went nearly a month between homers, as his last long ball was May 23 against the Tigers. He snapped the power drought with a solo shot in the fifth inning Wednesday. The outfielder is now slashing .244/.342/.405 with seven homers, 31 RBI, 29 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases in 60 contests.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Kepler is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays.

    Kepler is hitting .250 with zero home runs and zero steals in 36 at-bats over his last 10 games. Gilberto Celestino will start in right field and bat seventh.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Reinstated from restricted list

    Kepler was reinstated from the restricted list Monday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Kepler missed last weekend's three-game series in Toronto since he is unvaccinated for COVID-19 and was unable to enter Canada. He should return to the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Lands on restricted list

    Kepler (not injury related) was placed on the restricted list Friday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    The Twins are headed to Toronto for a three-game series against the Blue Jays this weekend, and it appears Kepler is unvaccinated and unable to enter Canada. He should be back for the following series against the Yankees, which begins Tuesday. Kyle Garlick and Nick Gordon should receive more playing time in the outfield this weekend for Minnesota with Kepler unavailable.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Idle against lefty

    Kepler is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

    With southpaw Tarik Skubal on the bump for Detroit, the lefty-hitting Kepler will head to the bench as the Twins clear a spot in right field for Trevor Larnach. Before he sat out the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader, Kepler was instrumental in the Twins' 8-2 victory in Game 1, as he went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, three RBI and two runs.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Takes seat for second game Tuesday

    Kepler is out of the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Tigers.

    Kepler was on the bench for two straight contests due to quadriceps tightness before returning to the lineup as the Twins' designated hitter for the early game Tuesday. He ignited the Twins to an 8-2 win by going 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, three RBI and two runs and didn't appear to suffer any setbacks with his quad during the contest, so he's likely just sitting for maintenance purposes in the nightcap.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Serving as designated hitter

    Kepler (quadriceps) will return to the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Tigers, batting third while serving as the designated hitter.

    Kepler hasn't played since exiting Saturday's game against the Royals with quadriceps tightness, but he's ready to go Tuesday, if only in a limited capacity. Whether or not he'll take the field in the nightcap remains to be seen, though with the Tigers starting lefty Joey Wentz, it's possible Kepler sits the night game out.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Remains out of lineup

    Kepler (quadriceps) is out of the lineup again Monday as the Twins take on the Tigers, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Reports from Sunday suggested Kepler would avoid the injured list, but he still doesn't feel strong enough to start Monday and will miss his second straight contest. If he isn't cleared to play in Tuesday's doubleheader, the Twins could decide he needs the injured list after all, per Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Trevor Larnach is starting in right field and batting fifth.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Not starting, should avoid IL

    Kepler (quadriceps) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, but he'll avoid the injured list for now since he's feeling better, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Kepler underwent an MRI after exiting Saturday's game with quad tightness, but he apparently avoided a serious injury. Trevor Larnach, Royce Lewis and Kyle Garlick will start from left to right in the outfield Sunday, while Byron Buxton serves as the designated hitter.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Undergoing MRI

    Kepler will undergo an MRI on his right leg, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Kepler exited Saturday's game against the Royals with what was originally called merely right leg tightness. The Twins apparently fear that he could be dealing with a more serious injury, and a trip to the injured list is a possibility depending on the results of the test.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Departs with right leg tightness

    Kepler was removed from Saturday's game against the Royals due to right leg tightness, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Kepler went 0-for-2 with a strikeout to begin Saturday's matchup, but he was replaced in right field to begin the fifth inning. The severity of the 29-year-old's injury isn't yet clear, but he should tentatively be considered day-to-day.

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

    Kepler isn't starting Thursday against Kansas City.

    Kepler will get a breather after he started in the last eight games and hit .269 with a homer, a double, eight runs, seven RBI and a stolen base. Gilberto Celestino will take over in right field and bat ninth.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Grand slam in victory

    Kepler went 1-for-4 with a grand slam, a walk and two runs in Monday's 5-4 win over the Tigers.

    Kepler launched a grand slam off Elvin Rodriguez in the first inning, delivering the Twins an early 4-0 lead. He later drew a walk and scored on Gio Urshela's walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning. The homer was his sixth of the year and first through 19 games in May. It was the fifth time in six contests where the outfielder reached base multiple times, and he's batting .350 with a homer, a double and seven RBI over that stretch. The hot streak has raised his season-long average to .262 while he has six home runs, 22 RBI, 19 runs and two stolen bases over 40 games.

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  • 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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Player Bio

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