Kepler (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Saint Paul, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Kepler has been on the injured list since May 30 with a left hamstring strain. He ran the bases Saturday and will begin a rehab stint Sunday, which manager Rocco Baldelli said will last "a few days," per Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic. Given that timeline, Kepler could return by the final game of the series against Seattle on Wednesday, but will almost certainly be back for Friday's series opener against Texas, assuming all goes well during his time with St. Paul.
Kepler (hamstring) ran the bases Saturday without issue and could begin a rehab assignment in the next few days, MLB.com reports.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said that Kepler could be activated from the injured list during the team's upcoming road trip in Seattle and Texas. Kepler, who was placed on the injured list May 30, was thought to initially be out only the minimum 10 days, and he's finally showing significant signs of progress.
Kepler (hamstring) is on track for a return next week, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said he didn't think Kepler would be out longer than 10 to 14 days after he went on the injured list on May 30. Still, a report that Kepler is running with out problems may be needed to be fully confident of that timetable.
Kepler (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old has battled the hamstring injury throughout May and will end up on the injured list after being pulled from Saturday's contest with a mild strain. Manager Rocco Baldelli indicated there's a chance Kepler will be able to return when first eligible June 9, though that's hardly guaranteed.
Kepler (hamstring) could require time on the injured list, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Kepler was initially labeled as day-to-day after he left Saturday's game against the Royals with a mild left hamstring strain, but manager Rocco Baldelli said after the game that he expects the outfielder to miss time. Trevor Larnach and Kyle Garlick could see increased playing time in the outfield if Kepler is unavailable.
Kapler is considered day-to-day after leaving Saturday's game against the Royals with a mild left hamstring strain, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The injury that forced Kepler from the game is indeed related to the hamstring issue he's battled for the past few weeks. The team previously indicated it hoped he could avoid a trip to the injured list, and that optimism still appears to exist given that he's merely considered day-to-day, though it certainly wouldn't be a surprise if such a transaction comes within the next few days.
Kepler left Saturday's game against the Royals after appearing to hurt himself while running to first base, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
The Twins have yet to specify the nature of the injury, but it would be a surprise if it wasn't related to the lingering hamstring issue that he's been mostly able to play through over the past few weeks. The team previously expressed optimism that Kepler could avoid a trip to the injured list via careful management, but Saturday's setback could lead to a change of plans.
Kepler (hamstring) is starting Saturday's game against the Royals, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Kepler was held out of Friday's lineup due to a lingering hamstring issue, but he'll play right field and lead off Saturday. Manager Rocco Baldelli is hopeful that Kepler can avoid a trip to the injured list, and the Twins could monitor his playing time in the coming days to prevent against a long-term issue.
Kepler's absence Friday against the Royals is due to a lingering hamstring issue, but the Twins hope he can avoid the injured list, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Kepler missed a game due to the injury in mid-May and dealt with an unspecified injury Monday, which now appears to be the same hamstring problem. The Twins intend to manage him carefully for now, giving him frequent rest, but it's certainly possible the problem reaches the point where a trip to the injured list is required.
Kepler will sit Friday against the Royals.
Kepler hits the bench against lefty Kris Bubic. He's started eight times against southpaws this season but has now been on the bench against each of the last three the Twins have faced. Kyle Garlick will start in right field in his absence.
Kepler is batting leadoff as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Orioles.
An undisclosed injury forced Kepler to leave Sunday's game early and miss Monday's contest entirely, so his return to the lineup suggests he's recovered from whatever was limiting him the past couple days. The outfielder has been on a hot streak of late, hitting .308 with two homers and nine RBI in his last seven games.
Kepler (undisclosed) isn't starting Monday's game against the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said Sunday that Kepler was "barely able to play" due to an unspecified injury, and he'll get a day off Monday. Kyle Garlick will start in right field while Rob Refsnyder takes over in center.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said Sunday that Kepler was "barely able to play" in the win over Cleveland due to an unspecified injury, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Kepler went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win, but Kyle Garlick pinch hit for him in the bottom of the seventh inning since Kepler was unable to sprint. The nature of the 28-year-old's injury isn't yet known, but Trevor Larnach could see increased playing time if Kepler misses additional time.
Kepler went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in Friday's win over Cleveland.
Kepler might have recorded just one hit, but he made it count -- his two-run double scored Andrelton Simmons and Luis Arraez in the top of the fourth. The veteran outfielder has hit safely in two straight games and has reached base safely in four of his last five appearances.
Kepler isn't starting Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Angels.
Kepler had gone 0-for-7 with a walk and three strikeouts across the last two games. Trevor Larnach will start in right field while Rob Refsnyder takes over in center.
Kepler (hamstring) is batting fourth and starting in center field Tuesday against the White Sox, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Kepler returns after exiting Sunday's contest and missing Monday's blowout loss with a minor hamstring issue. He did enjoy an excellent performance before the injury Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a homer, a double and four RBI.
Kepler (hamstring) will sit Monday against the White Sox.
Kepler left Sunday's game against Oakland after tweaking his hamstring. The issue is reportedly mild but will wind up costing him at least one start. Rob Refsnyder starts in center field in his absence.
The Twins view the hamstring injury Kepler sustained in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Athletics as a mild concern, Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul reports.
Kepler may not be ready to play in Monday's series opener against the White Sox, but the Twins appear optimistic that he'll be able to avoid a trip to the 10-day injured list. Minnesota already has three other outfielders -- Byron Buxton (hip), Alex Kiriloff (wrist) and Jake Cave (back) -- on the IL, so the team can ill afford to lose another key player at the position in Kepler.
Kepler exited Sunday's game against the Athletics due to a tweaked hamstring, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Kepler hit a double in the bottom of the eighth inning, but he was replaced in center field to begin the ninth frame. The 28-year-old is being evaluated to determine the extent of his injury.
Kepler went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 4-2 loss Thursday to the White Sox.
Kepler hit his third home run this season in the eighth inning off Jose Ruiz. All three of his home runs have come in his past six games. The 28-year-old is slashing just .200/.291/.378 with 13 RBI, 12 runs and five steals in 103 plate appearances. However, Kepler is starting to show a little power to go along with his speed.
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