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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
91-70 7-3 W1
81-80 5-5 W3
77-84 4-6 L4
66-95 7-3 L2
65-96 3-7 L1

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .213 5 20 .637 2

Top Jake Cave News

  • Twins' Jake Cave: Two doubles during victory

    Cave went 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

    Cave tallied two doubles in addition to a second-inning RBI single, all off righty starter Johnny Cueto. During his last eight games, the outfielder has turned in a .333 average with three doubles and a triple over 27 at-bats. The 29-year-old has been significantly more productive at home during 2022, recording a .755 OPS over 86 plate appearances compared to a .589 OPS over 64 plate appearances on the road.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Resting against lefty

    Cave is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.

    With a southpaw (Daniel Lynch) on the hill for Kansas City, the lefty-hitting Cave will retreat to the bench following three consecutive starts. Cave's absence from the lineup paves the way for Jermaine Palacios to pick up a start in the middle infield while Nick Gordon mans left field.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Slugs homer Sunday

    Cave went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Guardians.

    The home run was Cave's second of the weekend and his fifth of the season. He'll get a chance to build on that power production in Monday's series finale -- Cave will start in left field and bat seventh.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Drills fourth home run

    Cave went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 4-3 loss to Cleveland.

    Cave launched a two-run shot off Triston McKenzie in the fourth inning and poked a single in the ninth. The 29-year-old outfielder had been stuck in a 5-for-34 (.147) skid over 10 games since his last multi-hit effort Sept. 4. With this performance, Cave improved his season slash line to .212/.262/.404 through 35 games.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Not starting Game 2

    Cave isn't in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Guardians.

    Cave started the last eight games but will get a breather after he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout during Saturday's matinee. Gilberto Celestino will start in center field and bat fifth during the second game of the twin bill.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Notches two hits off the bench

    Cave went 2-for-2 with a triple in Sunday's 5-1 win over the White Sox.

    Cave entered the game as a pinch hitter for Kyle Garlick in the top of the sixth inning. He made the most of it, recording a triple to lead off the inning, but was later thrown out at home on a fielder's choice. Cave singled again in the eighth inning to notch his third multi-hit game in his last eight contests. In that stretch, he is 8-for-21 with four extra-base hits as he makes his case for increased playing time.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Sits against righty

    Cave is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

    Cave had started in the Twins' last two matchups with right-handed pitchers, but he'll take a seat Sunday even while the White Sox bring righty Lucas Giolito to the hill. Kyle Garlick will spell Cave in left field.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Sits after three straight starts

    Cave is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.

    Due to the ongoing absences of Byron Buxton (hip) and Jorge Polanco (kneecap), the lefty-hitting Cave seems to have moved into the strong side of a platoon in the corner outfield. He started in each of the Twins' last three games and went 3-for-10 with two home runs, a double and a stolen base, but he'll take a seat Wednesday despite Boston bringing another righty (Michael Wacha) to the hill. Kyle Garlick will spell Cave in left field.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Cranks third long ball

    Cave went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's victory over the Red Sox.

    The 29-year-old got in on the action against Red Sox rookie Kutter Crawford as he drilled a 400-foot shot to center field to extend the Twins' lead in the second inning. Injuries have opened up the door for Cave, affording him a fair amount of playing time since the beginning of August. While he got off to a cold start, he has heated up recently by going 5-for-10 with two home runs over his last four games. He should see semi-regular opportunities in manager Rocco Baldelli's lineup as long as the outfield remains hampered by injuries.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Homers, swipes base

    Cave went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, four RBI and a stolen base in an 8-3 win Sunday over San Francisco.

    Cave blasted a two-run shot in the fourth inning and drove in two with a double in the fifth, later stealing third base. After failing to record a hit in 11 straight appearances, spanning 21 at-bats, Cave has multi-hit games in each of his last two contests. He hit seventh and played left field Sunday in just his fifth start in Minnesota's last 15 games.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Opportunities drying up

    Cave remains out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals.

    Cave made six consecutive starts and seven in eight games during a stretch earlier this month, but he seems to be behind all of Byron Buxton, Max Kepler, Nick Gordon and Gilberto Celestino in the pecking order in the outfield. He finds himself on the bench Tuesday for the fourth time in five contests.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Taking on everyday role

    Cave will start in left field and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Cave will be picking up his sixth consecutive start Sunday, and he looks as though he could continue to hold down a near-everyday role in the corner outfield until one of Trevor Larnach (core) or Kyle Garlick (rib) returns from the injured list. While cracking the lineup in left or right field in each of the previous five contests, Cave went 6-for-19 with a home run, a triple, a double, a walk, two RBI and two runs.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Hits first homer of season

    Cave went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 9-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

    Cave's ninth-inning blast had no impact on the result, but he's now hit safely in all three of his games since joining the big-league club. The outfielder is 4-for-10 with a homer and a double in those contests after slashing a solid .273/.370/.509 with 14 homers and 10 stolen bases in 84 contests with Triple-A St. Paul to start the year. As long as the Twins' outfield is plagued with injuries, Cave should have a chance to carve out playing time versus right-handed pitchers.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Joins big-league roster

    The Twins recalled Cave from Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Cave has posted solid numbers since failing to make the Opening Day roster, slashing .273/.370/.509 with 14 home runs and 57 RBI for Triple-A St. Paul. He'll provide some much-needed outfield depth with Alex Kirilloff (wrist) on the injured list.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Won't make Opening Day roster

    The Twins reassigned Cave to minor-league camp Sunday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Cave, who was attending camp as a non-roster invitee, is expected to open the 2022 campaign at Triple-A St. Paul. The 29-year-old outfielder saw action in 76 games for the Twins in 2021, slashing .189/.249/.293 with three home runs and one stolen base across 178 plate appearances.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Cave was outrighted to Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday.

    Cave recorded a 106 wRC+ across the first three years of his MLB career but stumbled to a 49 wRC+ last season, the product of a .189/.249/.293 slash line. He could return to his former level as a passable part-time outfielder next season, but he has a modest ceiling to pair with a low floor.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Avoids arbitration with Twins

    Cave agreed to a one-year, $800,000 deal with the Twins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul reports.

    This was his first year as an arbitration-eligible player, and this is one of the lower dollar figures a player will accept in the arbitration process. Cave, who turns 29 in a couple weeks, hit .202/.263/.332 with seven home runs in 118 games over the last two seasons.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Filling in for resting Rooker

    Cave will start in left field and bat eighth Wednesday against the Tigers.

    He'll be filling in for Brent Rooker, who takes a seat after starting in five of the past six games. Since blasting a three-run home run in an Aug. 25 game against Boston, Cave has gone 4-for-24 with no extra-base hits while seeing limited opportunities over the past month of action.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Launches three-run homer

    Cave went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 9-6 extra-inning win over Boston.

    The 28-year-old saved his best at-bat for last, launching a towering blast to right-center field to extend Minnesota's lead in the 10th inning. Cave has seen his playing time diminish, and for good reason -- he's gone just 8-for-38 (.211) in August, although two of those hits have left the yard. For the year, the outfielder is slashing just .188/.260/.316 with three homers, eight RBI, 13 runs scored and a stolen base across 147 plate appearances.

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  • Twins' Jake Cave: Losing work in center field

    Cave will start in center field and bat ninth Tuesday against the Red Sox.

    Although Cave is back in the lineup for the series opener in Boston, the Twins may have pulled the plug on using him as their primary center fielder. Cave made his previous two starts in right field and left field, with Nick Gordon or Rob Refsnyder getting the nod in center the prior five contests. If Byron Buxton (finger) returns from the injured list later this week, Cave's path to reps in the outfield will become further blocked.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Hampton, VA
Age: 29
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: L, L