Astudillo's oblique issue is fairly significant and he isn't close to returning to baseball activities, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
It's not clear when exactly Astudillo is expected to be back in the lineup, but it doesn't sound as though he'll return soon after the All-Star break. The Twins have no need to rush him back with catchers Mitch Garver and Jason Castro both performing well and plenty of quality bench bats in Marwin Gonzalez, Luis Arraez and Ehire Adrianza.
The Twins placed Astudillo on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left oblique strain.
The injury will keep Astudillo on the shelf through the All-Star break, leaving the Twins without yet another versatile utility option with Ehire Adrianza (abdomen) and Marwin Gonzalez (hamstring) already on the IL. Minnesota called up LaMonte Wade from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move to bolster the team's depth in the outfield.
Astudillo was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday.
Surprisingly strong seasons from Mitch Garver and Jason Castro have left little room for playing time for Astudillo behind the plate, but at-bats are open in a utility role with Marwin Gonzalez on the injured list due to a hamstring strain. Astudillo has kept up an excellent strikeout rate (4.1 percent) in his second season in the big leagues, though his overall .250/.273/.357 slash line is far from impressive.
Astudillo will be sent down to Triple-A Rochester ahead of Saturday's game against the Tigers, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
The move won't be made official until Saturday morning, but the Twins are expected to promote a pitcher in Astudillo's place, per Hayes. Astudillo has put together a .259/.282/.370 slash line with two home runs and 11 RBI over 32 games this season in the big leagues.
Astudillo went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Friday's win over the Rays.
Astudillo got the Twins on the board in the first inning with an RBI single to left field, and he singled home another in the fifth to tie the contest, 3-3. The 27-year-old continues to see more playing time behind the dish while Mitch Garver (ankle) is on the shelf, and he's taken advantage of his chances. Astudillo is slashing .270/.287/.390 with two homers and 11 RBI through 30 games.
Astudillo will start at third base and bat fifth Wednesday against the Angels.
Since he returned from the 10-day injured list Sunday, Astudillo has been included in the lineup in all four of the Twins' games. He's set to make his second start over that stretch at third base, replacing Marwin Gonzalez. With Gonzalez hitting well in May, Astudillo may not be a threat to unseat him for the everyday gig, but the 27-year-old could begin to see more action behind the plate if Mitch Garver's high-ankle sprain results in a trip to the IL.
Astudillo (hamstring) will start at catcher and lead off in Sunday's game against the Tigers, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Reinstated from the 10-day injured list at the conclusion of Saturday's doubleheader, Astudillo will immediately step back into a prominent lineup spot in his first game back with the Twins. While Astudillo was sidelined, the hot-hitting Mitch Garver strengthened his hold on the top catching job, but Astudillo's defensive versatility should afford him multiple avenues to at least semi-regular action. Prior to getting hurt, Astudillo had hit .327 with six extra-base hits and just one strikeout in 53 plate appearances.
Astudillo (hamstring) was activated off the 10-day injured list following Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Astudillo was first eligible to be activated off the injured list Wednesday but ended up taking a couple extra days on the shelf. The 27-year-old should re-enter the mix as a utility man after slashing .327/.340/.531 with two home runs and seven RBI prior to the injury.
Astudillo (hamstring) worked out Tuesday and could be activated from the IL before Wednesday's game or Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
With Jason Castro sitting out with a sore right elbow, the Twins may be motivated to get another catcher on the active roster. Astudillo may not be sent out on a rehab assignment as a result.
Manager Rocco Baldelli acknowledged that Astudillo (hamstring) isn't certain to be activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday when first eligible, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. "We'd like to get [Astudillo] outside and take some ground balls," Baldelli said. "That has been difficult, with the field being tarped and not being able to do that. I really don't have any new news on that because he's really done everything we've needed him to do in the training room...I can't tell you when he's coming off the IL. I can't tell you it's going to be 10 days, but I don't think it's going to be that long."
While Baldelli's comments suggest Astudillo won't require a minor-league rehab assignment before returning from the IL, it's clear the Twins want the 27-year-old to put in some more activity to prove his left hamstring is no longer an issue. The poor weather in the Midwest has complicated matters, but Astudillo should ramp up his workouts early this week before the Twins pinpoint a date for his activation. Hayes suggested that Saturday's doubleheader with the Tigers may be a more realistic target for Astudillo to return than Wednesday's series finale in Toronto.
Astudillo (hamstring) ran in the outfield Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Astudillo said he felt good afterwards. The 27-year-old landed on the injured list over the weekend with a hamstring strain, but it doesn't sound like his stay on the shelf will be an extended one.
Astudillo was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Astudillo exited Saturday's game as he appeared to suffer the injury while running home on a sacrifice fly. The severity of the strain remains unclear, but the 27-year-old will be eligible to be activated from the IL on May 8.
Astudillo exited Saturday's game against the Orioles with left hamstring tightness, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Astudillo appeared to suffer the injury while running home on a sacrifice fly. It's unclear how much time he's expected to miss.
Astudillo left Saturday's game against Baltimore with an apparent injury, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
The nature and severity of Astudillo's injury aren't yet clear. He appeared to tweak something while scoring on a sacrifice fly. More details should become clear following further tests.
Astudillo will start at first base and bat cleanup Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Astudillo will pick up his fourth start in six games, with two apiece coming at first and third base. Though Astudillo is not a full-time player at this point, manager Rocco Baldelli hasn't been shy about deploying the 27-year-old in a prominent spot in the lineup whenever he starts. He should make for a decent value option in DFS contests Tuesday while hitting behind Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario.
Astudillo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
After a hot start to the season, Astudillo was recently awarded three starts in a four-game stretch but managed only a pair of hits in 13 at-bats. The Twins won't overreact to that small sample of work, but Astudillo's questionable defense will be enough to confine him to a utility role for the time being. He shouldn't be counted on for more than a handful of starts per week, but that's still probably enough to make him a viable lineup option in leagues that keep two catchers active.
Astudillo went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in Wednesday's 7-6 win over the Royals.
Getting the start at third base, Astudillo shifted to left field in the eighth inning. It's the 27-year-old's first appearance of the season anywhere other than catcher, but it won't be his last if he keeps raking -- through three games, Astudillo is 6-for-9 with three doubles, five runs and three RBI.
Astudillo went 2-for-2 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs Sunday against Cleveland.
Astudillo kicked off the scoring in the second inning with an RBI double and tacked on an insurance run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly to center. After being kept on the bench for the first two games of the season, Astudillo made the most of his opportunities in his 2019 debut.
Astudillo will break camp with the Twins, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Astudillo secured a spot on the team's Opening Day roster thanks to a strong spring; the 27-year-old hit .306/.314/.469 with a pair of homers in 16 games while displaying his versatility by playing around the diamond. He should fill a utility role during his time with the big club. In 29 games with the Twins last season, Astudillo hit .355/.371/.516 with three homers and 21 RBI.
Astudillo will compete with Ehire Adrianza and Ronald Torreyes for the backup third base role to Marwin Gonzalez while Miguel Sano is sidelined for a month due to a foot injury, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Sano's injury means Astudillo is much more likely to make the final 25-man roster as a third catcher and utility player. His ability to show he can handle playing third base this spring will likely be paramount to him making the squad.
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