The Twins reassigned Telis to their minor-league camp Monday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Tomas was no higher than fourth on the Twins' organizational catching depth chart this spring, making it unsurprising that he didn't break camp with the big club. The 27-year-old will likely begin the campaign at Triple-A Rochester.
Telis signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Telis broke camp with the Marlins in 2018, but hit just .207/.258/.241 in 31 plate appearances before being designated for assignment. The 27-year-old spent the rest of the season with Triple-A New Orleans, slashing .309/.357/.397 across 76 games. Telis represents organizational catching depth for Minnesota.
Telis cleared waivers Wednesday and was assigned to Triple-A New Orleans, Matthew DeFranks of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Telis made the Marlins' Opening Day roster but didn't receive much playing time, starting just twice. He hit a mere .207/.258/.241 in 31 plate appearances.
Telis was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Saturday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
Telis has appeared in 23 games for the Marlins this season but has mustered only 31 plate appearances and is slashing .207/.258/.298 with eight strikeouts. Miami needed to make room for the return of starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (elbow).
Telis is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Telis appeared likely to be the team's interim starter at catcher while J.T. Realmuto (back) is on the disabled list, but instead it's been Chad Wallach who earned the first two starts behind the plate. Wallach started against the left-handed Jon Lester and the right-handed Kyle Hendricks, so there doesn't appear to be a platoon situation going on. As of right now, Telis seems to be the Marlins' backup, and he'll likely become the third-string catcher in early April when Realmuto recovers from his injury.
Telis is out of Thursday's lineup, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
This is a bit of a surprise, as it seemed Telis would be the primary catcher while J.T. Realmuto is on the disabled list. Chad Wallach will get the start behind the dish and hit eighth. The Marlins may have opted for the right-handed Wallach because they are facing lefty Jon Lester (Telis is a switch hitter).
Telis will likely serve as the Marlins' Opening Day catcher with J.T. Realmuto (back) expected to miss the start of the season, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
Manager Don Mattingly said that it's "highly likely" that Realmuto will begin the year on the disabled list, thrusting Telis into the primary catching role to begin the 2018 campaign. During 48 games with the Marlins last season, Telis slashed .240/.279/.346 with eight extra-base hits and nine RBI in 111 plate appearances.
Telis is the frontrunner to open the season as the Marlins' backup catcher, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Telis spent much of his time in the majors at first base last season due to the presence of Jeff Mathis as the No. 2 catcher behind J.T. Realmuto (back), but with Mathis out of town and Telis out of options, it may finally be the 26-year-old's time to land an Opening Day roster spot. The switch-hitting catcher batted just .240 in 104 at-bats last season, but he's 8-for-27 (.296) with four RBI this spring. Telis could even land a few starts to open the season since the incumbent catcher is currently injured.
Telis is out of the lineup Monday against the Nationals, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
Telis and Tyler Moore have been seeing most of the starts at first base while Justin Bour (oblique) has been sidelined, but with neither player offering much production, manager Don Mattingly will give Derek Dietrich a spin at the position. Once Bour is activated later this month, Dietrich is expected to move across the diamond back to third base, while Telis and Moore could see their at-bats dry up entirely.
Telis is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Andre Fernandez of The Miami Herald reports.
Telis will head to the bench after making two straight starts at first base, as JT Realmuto draws the assignment for the series finale. Over his last 10 appearances, Telis is hitting just .167/.194/.167 with one run scored.
Telis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Since Justin Bour (oblique) hit the disabled list in late July, manager Don Mattingly has yet to commit to a primary option at first base, with all of Telis, Tyler Moore and J.T. Realmuto factoring into the mix at the position. Those duties will fall to Moore on Sunday, meaning that he, Telis and Realmuto will have all started twice at first base in a six-game span. It will be difficult for either Telis or Moore to bring much value in deeper mixed leagues or NL-only formats until one of the players begins receiving a full slate of at-bats.
Telis is out of the lineup for Thursday's series finale against Philadelphia, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.
Telis has seemingly pulled ahead of Tyler Moore at first base while Justin Bour (oblique) continues to recover on the DL, but the 26-year-old will retreat to the bench following five starts in the past seven games. In that span, he's 5-for-19 with three RBI.
Telis will start at first base and bat seventh in Game 1 of the Marlins' doubleheader Tuesday with the Phillies, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
With Telis set to make his fourth start in five contests, it appears safe to conclude that he's moved ahead of Tyler Moore on the depth chart at first base for the time being. The uptick in at-bats has been well deserved for Telis, who has gone 8-for-23 with five RBI over his past eight games. Telis should still be viewed as one of the lower-end fantasy options at first base, but the fact that he has catcher eligibility in most formats might be enough to make him an appealing pickup, particularly in deeper mixed leagues that start two backstops.
Telis went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Giants.
The switch hitter continues to see semi-regular playing time at first base, but in deeper fantasy leagues where Telis still has catcher eligibility, his .276/.313/.414 slash line through 10 games in August makes him worthy of a roster spot.
Telis is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
Telis had started three of the last four games at first base, but after recording only two hits in 10 at-bats during those contests, it's too early to say that he'll hold down an everyday role at the position. Manager Don Mattingly will presumably wait until one of Telis or Tyler Moore heats up at the plate before committing to either player as a regular starting option.
Telis will start at first base and bat seventh Monday against the Nationals, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
With Tyler Moore batting just 4-for-29 (.138 average) since Justin Bour (oblique) hit the disabled list July 25, it appears manager Don Mattingly is ready to consider other options at first base. Telis could be in line to get an extended look, as he'll pick up his second start in three games at the position while Moore hits the bench. Telis hasn't been much better than Moore at the big-league level this season, recording four hits in 23 at-bats. As a result, Telis should only be on the radar in NL-only formats at this time.
Telis was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
While he has been primarily developed as a catcher in the minor leagues, Telis is expected to serve as the backup first baseman, with Justin Bour (oblique) headed to the DL and Tyler Moore assuming the starting role. Telis was thought of as a glove-first catcher, so his bat really doesn't profile at first base (85 wRC+ at Triple-A).
Telis is expected to be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans ahead of Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Telis has primarily worked as a catcher during his minor-league career and brief stints in the big leagues, but it's expected he'll see most of his duty at first base in his latest trial with the Marlins. Miami's regular starter at the position, Justin Bour (oblique), looks to be bound for the disabled list, so Telis will presumably check in as the club's top backup at first base to Tyler Moore. Telis, who is batting .279/.326/.396 with five home runs and 31 RBI in 306 plate appearances for New Orleans this season, isn't projected to see steady at-bats during his time with the Marlins.
Telis was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Friday.
The move comes in response to the Marlins officially reinstating Justin Bour from the DL on Friday afternoon. Telis logged only five at-bats in his nine days with the big-league club, registering one hit, an RBI double. He'll now return to New Orleans, where he holds a .266/.308/.367 slash line through 44 games.
Telis was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
As anticipated due to his removal from Monday's minor-league game, Telis will head to the big leagues to fill the roster spot of Justin Bour (ankle). Telis likely won't pick up too many starts behind the plate with J.T. Realmuto and A.J. Ellis healthy, but he could be used as a pinch hitter until Bour is back in action.
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