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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
28-27 4-6 L1
26-28 6-4 W1
25-30 5-5 W1
23-35 4-6 L1
17-39 3-7 L1

2023 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .194 6 14 .683 0

Top Max Kepler News

  • Twins' Max Kepler: Back from IL

    The Twins reinstated Kepler (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list Monday.

    Though Kepler landed on the IL on May 13 with the left hamstring strain, he was deemed ready to rejoin the big club without requiring a rehab assignment after he made steady progress in his running program over the past several days. He should immediately settle into a near-everyday role in right field, with his return likely to result in utility man Willi Castro losing out on some playing time. Prior to landing on the IL, Kepler was hitting .212 with six home runs, 17 runs and 14 RBI over 114 plate appearances on the season.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Set to return Monday

    Kepler (hamstring) will be reinstated from the 10-day injured list Monday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Kepler has been on the IL since May 13 due to a strained left hamstring, and he'll be able to rejoin the Twins without a rehab assignment. Prior to his absence, he hit .212 with six homers, 17 runs and 14 RBI over 28 games. Kyle Garlick and Matt Wallner will be sent down to make room for Kepler and Royce Lewis (knee).

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Takes batting practice

    Kepler (hamstring) hit on the field before Friday's game, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Kepler had been running at about 70 percent as of May 20, but Friday's report doesn't suggest he's taken a significant step forward since. It's not clear when he might return, and he may need a short rehab assignment since he's been out since May 11.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Runs at 70 percent

    Kepler (hamstring) ran at 70 percent before Friday's game against the Angels, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Kepler has been on the injured list since last Saturday after suffering a left hamstring strain. The outfielder doesn't have a clear timeline, but the fact he's already running is a positive development in his chance to return relatively soon. The question will be whether Kepler will need a rehab assignment before he's able to patrol the outfield for the Twins. Either way, it sounds like he has a chance to help the team before June.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: To IL with hamstring strain

    Kepler was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left hamstring strain, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    He was removed from Thursday's game with what was labeled a leg cramp, and he appeared as a pinch hitter Friday, but the team will give Kepler time to let the injury fully heal. Trevor Larnach was recalled from Triple-A St. Paul in a corresponding move.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Not in lineup Friday

    Kepler (leg) is not in the lineup Friday against the Cubs, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Kepler made an early exit from Thursday's series finale versus the Padres due to a leg cramp, though he might have been sitting Friday either way with left-hander Drew Smyly on the bump for Chicago. Minnesota will go righty-heavy in the opening game of a three-game weekend set. Kepler could be available off the bench.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Exits with apparent leg injury

    Kepler left Thursday's game in the 7th inning after appearing to hurt his leg after running to first base, Do-Hyoung Park of reports. Michael Taylor replaced him as a pinch runner.

    It's not clear what injury Kepler may have suffered, but he was quick to ask for a pinch runner. The 30-year-old spent time on the injured list in April due to a patellar tendinitis in his right knee, though it's unclear if he aggravated that injury or is dealing with a new issue.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Removed due to leg cramp

    Kepler was removed from Thursday's win over the Padres due to a leg cramp, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    Kepler looked a bit uncomfortable while running down the first base line in the bottom of the seventh inning, just after tying the game with an RBI fielder's choice. It doesn't sound like anything too serious. Consider him day-to-day heading into the Twins' three-game weekend series against the Cubs.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Scores three runs in win

    Kepler went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and three total runs scored in Wednesday's 4-3 extra-innings win over the Padres.

    Kepler made an early impact with a solo shot in the first inning. He also doubled and scored on a Carlos Correa double in the third. In the 11th, Kepler was the initial runner and scored the winning run on an Alex Kirilloff single. After going 0-for-8 over his last two games, this was a strong bounce-back for Kepler, who has swatted three of his six homers this year over his last five contests. He's slashing .223/.312/.468 with 13 RBI, 17 runs scored and no stolen bases through 109 plate appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Age: 30
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: L, L