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Twins' Nick Gordon: Records theft in Saturday's win
Gordon went 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Gordon was involved in a scary collision with Blue Jays reliever Tim Mayza, who left the game with a dislocated shoulder. Gordon was able to stay in and played the full game in center field. He's made himself valuable to the Twins with Byron Buxton battling nagging injuries lately -- Gordon has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, going 14-for-27 (.519) in that span. The outfielder has a .284/.333/.440 slash line, five steals, five home runs, 20 RBI and 29 runs scored through 254 plate appearances. He should still have a regular path to playing time with Alex Kirilloff (wrist) and Trevor Larnach (abdomen) sidelined, leaving left field wide open as well as center when Buxton needs rest.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Homer and double in win
Gordon went 3-for-5 with a three-home run, an additional run scored and a double in Friday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Blue Jays.
Gordon has hit a double in six of his last eight games, and he's batted .500 (12-for-24) in that span. His homer Friday was his first since July 2 and his fifth of the season. With the Twins' outfield still battling numerous injury absences, Gordon should continue to get chances to play. He's slashing .279/.327/.437 with 20 RBI, 27 runs scored, 15 doubles, three triples and four stolen bases through 250 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Steals fourth bag
Gordon went 3-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in Monday's 5-3 extra-inning win over the Tigers.
Getting the start in center field and batting seventh, Gordon extended a brief hot streak that has seen him rap out a double in four straight games while going 7-for-12 in total. The 26-year-old utility player is slashing .272/.316/.415 in 233 plate appearances on the year with four homers, four steals, 15 RBI and 24 runs, but with the Twins' outfield looking like a triage ward at the moment, Gordon could be in line for consistent playing time in the short term unless the team adds some help at Tuesday's trade deadline.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Not starting against lefty
Gordon is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
Though he will take a seat against San Diego southpaw Sean Manaea, the lefty-hitting Gordon should be able to maintain a near-everyday role against right-handed pitching while Alex Kirilloff (wrist) is day-to-day and with Max Kepler (toe) and Trevor Larnach (core) on the injured list. Gordon doubled in each of his last three games to bring his OPS up to .712 for the season.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Filling in for Kepler
Gordon will start in center field and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Brewers, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Gordon has opened the second half with three starts in four games, but that's mostly been a byproduct of fellow outfielders Byron Buxton (knee) and Max Kepler (toe) missing two games apiece. Buxton returned to the lineup for Tuesday's 7-6 loss to Milwaukee, but Kepler remains sidelined for the series finale and could be at risk of moving to the injured list if he doesn't show improvement coming out of Thursday's off day. If Kepler requires an IL stint, Gordon would be the leading candidate to fill his spot in the everyday lineup, even though the 26-year-old remains in the midst of a dry spell at the dish. Gordon has gone 0-for-18 with nine strikeouts over his last eight games.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Starting streak comes to end
Gordon is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.
The lefty-hitting Gordon will retreat to the bench with southpaw Aaron Ashby on the hill for Milwaukee, ending a streak of five consecutive starts for the versatile 26-year-old. Gordon drew starts at three different positions over that stretch and went 4-for-16 with a pair of doubles and a walk to bring his season-long slash line to .273/.317/.417 across 201 plate appearances. Though he doesn't have a direct path to a full-time job at any one position, Gordon could benefit from a quasi-everyday role while he continues to produce acceptably at the dish.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Nabs fourth straight start
Gordon will start in center field and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Rangers, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
With Gary Sanchez getting a day off and Byron Buxton serving as Minnesota's designated hitter, the team will have a spot in the outfield available for Gordon, who will crack the lineup for the fourth game in a row. He's now picked up starts at three different positions over that stretch while going 2-for-11 with two doubles and two runs. Though Gordon doesn't have an everyday home at any spot, he should continue to pick up at least a handful of starts per week while manager Rocco Baldelli continues to dole out rest days to regular players every so often.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Solo homer in win
Gordon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Orioles.
Gordon launched a solo shot in the seventh inning for the Twins' first score of the game. It turned out to be the first of four runs Minnesota would score late to come back and win the game. It was his second home run this week and his fifth of the year. Gordon may have earned more consistent playing time with a good performance after recording just one official at-bat in the team's previous three games. The outfielder is now slashing .263/.305/.407 for the season.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Heads to bench
Gordon is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Guardians.
Gordon started seven consecutive games in the outfield and went 5-for-22 with two home runs and three RBI before sitting out the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader. He'll now find himself on the bench for the second game in a row, and he could find himself as the odd man out of the lineup for Minnesota with Jorge Polanco having returned from the injured list. The addition of Polanco could leave fewer starts available for Alex Kirilloff at first base, in which case Kirilloff could see more time in left field at Gordon's expense.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Not starting nightcap
Gordon is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader at Cleveland.
Gordon started the matinee and went 1-for-3 with walk, and he'll head to the bench for Game 2 to break a stretch of seven straight starts. Gilberto Celestino will man left field and bat ninth in the nightcap.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Blasts third homer
Gordon went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Monday's 11-1 win over the Guardians. He also reached base on a hit-by-pitch.
Gordon's home run to deep right field built the Twins' lead to seven runs after six innings and effectively salted the game away. He'll be in the lineup for the seventh consecutive contest in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader in Cleveland, occupying left field while batting seventh. Expect Gordon to continue serving as the Twins' primary left fielder while Trevor Larnach is likely out for the next six weeks after undergoing core-muscle surgery.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Nabs fifth straight start
Gordon will start in left field and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Rockies.
Gordon will remain in the lineup for the fifth straight game after going 3-for-12 with a solo home run across the Twins' previous four contests. While Trevor Larnach (core) is on the 10-day injured list, Gordon looks like he'll occupy at least a strong-side platoon role in the Minnesota outfield.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Accounts for only run in win
Gordon went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Thursday in a 1-0 victory versus Cleveland.
Gordon smashed a 422-foot solo shot in the third inning that held up as the only run of the contest to give Minnesota the win. The long ball was just his second of the season and his first since May 29. Gordon doesn't have much power, but he's hit pretty well in June with a .289 average over 38 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Starting Saturday
Gordon (hamstring) will start Saturday against Arizona, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Gordon didn't appear in any of the last four games while recovering from hamstring soreness, but he's ready to go now and will give Byron Buxton the day off. Gordon has hit a mediocre .254/.296/.366 in 49 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Exits with tight hamstring
Gordon left Saturday's game against the Rays due to right hamstring tightness, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Gordon went 1-for-3 with a walk prior to his exit. It's not yet clear if his injury will turn out to be serious enough to require a trip to the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Back to bench
Gordon is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
Gordon had started in nine of the last 11 games, but he's likely to see his playing time take a hit with Max Kepler (personal) coming off the restricted list to begin the week. Though he's seen most of his time in the outfield of late, the 26-year-old has experience at both middle-infield spots, but his opportunities there could soon become scarce as well with Carlos Correa (illness) on track to return from the COVID-19-related injured list Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Swipes second bag
Gordon went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base Thursday against the Tigers.
Gordon has started five consecutive games thanks to the absences of Gilberto Celestino (illness), Carlos Correa (illness) and Royce Lewis (knee). He's been inconsistent with the opportunity, though he now has three multi-hit efforts in his last eight starts, also driving in five and scoring four runs in that span. Gordon has a .257/.288/.363 line with one home run and two stolen bases across 120 plate appearances for the season.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Nick Gordon: Gets fourth consecutive start
Gordon will start in center field and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Tigers.
Gordon doesn't have a direct path to an everyday role at any one spot, but he should be in store for a solid dose of playing time while the likes of Carlos Correa (illness) and Gilberto Celestino (illness) are on the COVID-19-related injured list and while Royce Lewis (knee) is on the 10-day IL. He'll be making his fourth consecutive start Wednesday, this time filling in for a resting Byron Buxton.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-0, 160 lbs|
|Birthplace: Avon Park, FL|
|Bats/Throws: L, R|