Adrianza went 3-for-3 with a run, RBI and walk as Atlanta beat Philadelphia 8-7 Saturday.
Adrianza entered in the seventh and proceeded to get on base four times in five innings, including a walk-off single in the 12th. He's been successful in a reserve role this season with a .302/.340/.535 slash line.
Adrianza went 1-for-3 with two RBI in Thursday's win over the Nationals.
Adrianza only recorded one knock, but he made his presence felt -- his single to center scored both Ozzie Albies and Marcell Ozuna in the top of the fourth inning to put Atlanta up 3-0. Perhaps this is the game that will boost Adrianza's confidence going forward, as he only has two hits over his last 14 at-bats (nine games).
Adrianza will start in right field and bat leadoff Tuesday against the Yankees.
Adrianza will fill in for one of Atlanta's everyday players for the fourth game in a row. After logging a start for a resting Austin Riley on Friday, Adrianza closed the weekend with consecutive starts at second base in place of a banged-up Ozzie Albies (calf). Though Albies is back in action for Tuesday's series opener, Ronald Acuna is sitting out with an abdominal injury, allowing Adrianza will pick up his first turn in the outfield. Acuna is considered day-to-day, so Adrianza's run of regular playing time could soon be coming to an end.
Adrianza went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's 13-4 win over the Cubs.
Making a start at second base for the injured Ozzie Albies (calf), Adrianza ensured the Atlanta offense didn't miss a beat. He slugged one of four home runs off Cubs ace Kyle Hendricks in the first inning, staking Atlanta to an early lead that it wouldn't relinquish. Adrianza took advantage of Albies' absence over the weekend to rack up four hits and three RBI across his three starts, and the utility man could continue to see steady work during the upcoming week even if Albies returns for Tuesday's game against the Yankees. Adrianza ended up shifting to right field later in Sunday's contest after Ronald Acuna (abdomen) exited the contest, and the 23-year-old phenom looks like he could be at risk of a trip to the injured list.
Adrianza (personal) was reinstated from the restricted list prior to Friday's game against the Phillies.
He missed a week while going through COVID-19 protocols and attending to a personal matter. Adrianza is not in the lineup Friday and should resume a bench role going forward.
Adrianza (personal), who was transferred from the COVID-19 injured list to the restricted list Monday, is expected to rejoin Atlanta for its home opener Friday versus Philadelphia, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Adrianza left the team last Friday to tend to a personal matter, resulting in Atlanta placing him on the COVID-19 IL for protocol-related reasons since he was leaving the team bubble. He's now apparently ready to rejoin Atlanta, but he'll still need to pass through intake testing before being formally reinstated to the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster. Once he's activated, Adrianza is expected to serve as a utility infielder for Atlanta.
Adrianza (COVID protocols) was placed on the injured list Saturday.
He was away from the team Friday for a personal reason and must now go through COVID-19 protocols before being activated. Johan Camargo was recalled in a corresponding move.
Adrianza's contract was selected by Atlanta on Saturday.
Adrianza was a non-roster invitee this spring but slashed .412/.512/.706 with two home runs, 12 RBI and eight runs over 20 Grapefruit League games. The 31-year-old's strong performance was enough to win him a spot on Atlanta's Opening Day roster, and he should serve as utility depth to begin the season.
Adrianza could be in the lead to win the final spot on Atlanta's bench to begin the season, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Johan Camargo has one utility-infield job locked down, but Adrianza could be fighting with Jason Kipnis for a second spot. Adrianza has plenty of advantages in that battle however; he offers more defensive flexibility, he's a switch hitter, and he's having a strong spring at the plate, hitting .333 (5-for-15) with a double, a homer and a 5:3 BB:K. Both player are non-roster invitees, but no one on Atlanta's 40-man roster seems like a better fit for the assignment. Adrianza had a poor 2020, but he posted a career-high .765 OPS over 234 plate appearances for the Twins the season before.
Adrianza signed a minor-league contract with Atlanta on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Adrianza has spent eight years in the majors as a useful enough utility man, though he shouldn't be relied on for much more than that. His career .244/.310/.360 slash line gives him a shot at a bench role considering that he can play anywhere except catcher and center field, but he'll have to prove that his awful .191/.287/.270 line in 101 plate appearances last season was just a small-sample fluke.
Adrianza went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and a run scored Sunday in the Twins' 10-8 loss to the Tigers.
Adrianza cracked the lineup for the third time in four games Sunday, filling in for a resting Josh Donaldson at third base. With Jorge Polanco getting Monday's series finale off, Adrianza will stick in the starting nine at shortstop and will bat eighth, but don't expect his run of increased playing time to continue much longer. Once designated hitter Nelson Cruz (hip) and Max Kepler (groin) are deemed healthy, the Twins will have their optimal lineup at full strength.
Adrianza is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.
Adrianza entered the starting nine in each of the past four games, going 2-for-13 with a walk and four strikeouts in those contests. Even though Josh Donaldson (calf) is on the injured list, Adrianza is expected to stick in a bench role for the foreseeable future. Marwin Gonzalez will instead serve as Donaldson's primary replacement at the hot corner.
Adrianza is in Saturday's starting lineup against the White Sox playing second base and batting ninth.
Adrianza will start against left-hander Dallas Keuchel with Luis Arraez moving to the bench. Adrianza will reprise his role as a utility player but could get regular starts at second base when the Twins face a lefty.
Adrianza will enter the season as the backup at shortstop and second base, Patrick Reusse of the Star Tribune reports.
Since joining the Twins, the switch hitter has 99 starts at shortstop, 46 at third base, 16 at first base, 14 at second base, 11 in left field and five in right field. He will reprise a role where he moves all over the place, and may play most regularly as a second baseman when the Twins face a left-handed pitcher -- left-handed hitting Luis Arraez has stark splits and is a weaker defender. Adrianza got off to a slow start last year, but after hitting .120 in his first 21 games, he hit .390 with three home runs over his next 32 contests. While his super utility role is valuable for Minnesota, his fantasy value is limited to deeper AL-only formats.
Adrianza signed a one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Twins on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Adrianza posted a career-best .349 OBP over 84 games with the Twins in 2019 to earn him a raise prior to hitting free agency after the 2020 season. The versatile infielder is unlikely to carve out a starting role next year given the Twins' depth, but he could still see a relatively consistent role in order to provide load management for the starting infielders.
Adrianza (oblique) is on the Twins' ALDS roster.
An oblique strain has kept Adrianza out of action since Sept. 12. He's seemingly ready to go now, however, and should fill a bench role during the division series.
Adrianza (oblique) has been told he will probably play two games this weekend, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Adrianza has been out of action since Sept. 12 with a right oblique strain. He'll likely need to show he's healthy to have a chance to be included on the playoff roster.
Adrianza (oblique) took swings on the field and participated in infield work Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Manager Rocco Baldelli noted that Adrianza looked to be close to full strength during the workout, but the skipper was unwilling to commit to the utility man playing again in 2019. Adrianza has been out of action since Sept. 12 with the right oblique strain.
Adrianza (oblique) expects to be able to return this season, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
He will receive treatment for five days before possibly advancing to baseball activities. Even if Adrianza gets back before the end of the regular season, he would likely only get back for the final week and would be utilized in a part-time role.
Adrianza exited Thursday night's game against the Nationals with a right oblique strain, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear as to when Adrianza suffered the injury, but he'll likely miss some time following this diagnosis. Ronald Torreyes replaced Adrianza at shortstop.
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|05/11||vs TOR||L 3-5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/09||vs PHI||W 6-1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/08||vs PHI||W 8-7||3||1||3||0||1||1||0|
|05/07||vs PHI||L 2-12||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/06||@ WAS||W 3-2||3||0||1||0||2||0||0|
|05/01||@ TOR||L 5-6||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2010||AFA-San Jose Giants||124||445||70||114||22||5||3||35||47||87||33||15||.256||.333||.348|
|2011||AFA-San Jose Giants||56||230||34||69||24||3||3||27||23||46||5||1||.300||.376||.470|
|2012||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||127||451||52||99||22||5||3||32||41||90||16||4||.220||.289||.310|
|2013||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||73||250||31||60||12||0||2||23||31||45||11||6||.240||.331||.312|
|2015||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||44||171||16||54||6||1||3||15||17||37||6||1||.316||.384||.415|
|2017||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||10||37||1||8||0||0||0||3||6||11||0||1||.216||.326||.216|
|2017||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||3||15||5||6||2||0||0||1||--||--||1||0||.400||.400||.533|