Jeffers went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Cardinals.
Jeffers blew Saturday's game wide open early with a three-run homer off St. Louis starter Jake Woodford in the third inning. This is the catcher's second consecutive outstanding performance, as he now has three home runs and nine RBI in his last two games. With Mitch Garver back from the paternity list and a hand injury, however, Jeffers could see his playing time reduced.
Jeffers went 2-for-4 with two home runs, six RBI and two walks Wednesday against Detroit.
Jeffers began his standout effort by clubbing a grand slam in the fourth inning. He followed that up with a two-run shot four frames later, which brought his home run total on the season to eight. Jeffers is mainly limited to backup catcher duties behind Mitch Garver, though he has seen increased playing time of late due to Garver's placement on paternity leave and a subsequent hand injury that cost him a chance to start Wednesday. For the season, Jeffers has a .205/.293/.418 line across 164 plate appearances.
Jeffers is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Tigers.
Mitch Garver is back with the Twins after a three-game absence due to a stint on the paternity list, so Jeffers will settle back in as Minnesota's No. 2 catcher. Jeffers drew five consecutive starts to close out last week, going 4-for-17 with two doubles and an RBI in those contests.
Jeffers went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in Friday's 5-4 win over the Angels.
The catcher displayed some power with his pair of doubles, but it was his RBI single in the eighth inning that tied the game at 4-4. An error on the play allowed the go-ahead run to score as well. Jeffers has posted seven multi-hit efforts in 42 games, but he's slashing only .203/.286/.384 with six home runs, 17 RBI and 12 runs scored. The 24-year-old will likely return to a backup role when Mitch Garver returns from the paternity list.
Jeffers is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.
After Mitch Garver (groin) returned from the 10-day injured list with a two-homer game in the second half of Monday's doubleheader, Jeffers' time as Minnesota's No. 1 catcher appears to be over. Even while he benefited from a full-time role for much of the past two months, Jeffers was only providing low-end fantasy value. Jeffers has slashed .207/.305/.446 with six home runs, 15 RBI and nine runs in 28 games since the beginning of June.
Jeffers (knee) is batting sixth and catching in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
Thanks to the All-Star break, Jeffers has had nearly a week to recover from a left knee contusion. Before the injury, he hit .161 with two home runs, four RBI and eight walks in his last 10 games.
Jeffers (knee) is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
A left knee contusion forced the 24-year-old's exit from Sunday's contest against Detroit. It's unclear whether Jeffers is still dealing with the knee injury, or if he's just scheduled to catch the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader. Ben Rortvedt is batting eight and catching the afternoon game.
Jeffers was removed in the bottom of the fifth inning of Sunday's game against the Tigers with a left knee contusion, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. He walked in his lone plate appearance before departing.
Provided follow-up tests on Jeffers' knee reveal nothing else concerning, he should be ready to go when the Twins return from the All-Star break to play a doubleheader in Detroit on Friday. Ben Rortvedt will catch the remainder of Sunday's contest.
Jeffers will sit Friday against the Tigers.
Jeffers homered Thursday, but that was just his fifth hit in his last 11 games. Ben Rortvedt will start behind the plate in his absence.
Jeffers went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, walk and strikeout as Minnesota defeated Detroit, 5-3 on Thursday.
Jeffers got the Twins on the board with his solo home run off Detroit starter Tarik Skubal in the fifth and later walked in the eighth to reach base eight times in his last 21 plate appearances. During those five games, the backstop has raised his OBP from .262 to .281.
Jeffers isn't starting Wednesday's game against the White Sox, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Jeffers went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts Tuesday, and he'll retreat to the bench for the second time in the last three games. Ben Rortvedt will start at catcher and bat eighth.
Jeffers is not starting Monday's series opener against the White Sox.
The catcher gets a day off after going 1-for-6 with two walks and two strikeouts in Saturday and Sunday's contests. Jeffers has hit a lowly .100 in his last nine games, but he has drawn eight walks in that span. Ben Rortvedt will start behind the dish and bat eighth Monday.
Jeffers is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Royals.
Jeffers will take a seat for the second time in three games after recording just one hit in his last 12 at-bats. Ben Rortvedt will catch J.A. Happ and bat eighth.
Jeffers isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.
Jeffers had started each of the last three games, and he went 0-for-9 with two walks and four strikeouts during that time. Ben Rortvedt will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Jeffers isn't starting Thursday's game against Cleveland, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Jeffers blasted his fifth home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Reds, but he'll get a breather for Thursday's series opener against Cleveland. Ben Rortvedt will start at catcher and bat eighth.
Jeffers went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored during Tuesday's 10-7 loss to the Reds.
Jeffers put the Twins on the board with the two-run shot during the fourth inning, and he also came around to score after hitting a single during the eighth. The 24-year-old has hit well with a .255 average, five homers and 13 RBI in 15 games since rejoining the Twins in early June when Mitch Garver (groin) landed on the injured list.
Jeffers is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
Jeffers will get a routine breather in the series finale after catching in each of the Twins' last three games. Ben Rortvedt will form a battery with starting pitcher Kenta Maeda on Sunday.
Jeffers went 2-for-4 with a home run and an additional RBI in Wednesday's win over the Mariners.
Jeffers launched his fourth homer of the season in the fifth inning off Justus Sheffield, and the backstop has now extended his hitting streak to three games as a result. He's also gone deep twice in that span and is hitting a decent .282 across 39 at-bats this month while assuming most of the playing time behind the plate while Mitch Garver (groin) is on the injured list.
Jeffers is not starting Tuesday's game against the Mariners.
Jeffers went 7-for-20 in the first five games after Mitch Garver (groin) landed on the injured list, but he's gone just 2-for-15 in the five games since. Ben Rortvedt will start behind the dish and bat ninth Tuesday.
Jeffers is out of the lineup Thursday against the Yankees.
Jeffers started the past four games but will receive a maintenance day for Thursday's series finale. Ben Rortvedt will take over behind the plate for Minnesota.
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|07/31||@ STL||W 8-1||5||1||1||1||3||0||0|
|07/28||vs DET||L 14-17||3||2||2||2||6||2||0|
|07/27||vs DET||L 5-6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/25||vs LAA||L 2-6||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/24||vs LAA||L 1-2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/23||vs LAA||W 5-4||4||0||3||0||1||0||0|
|07/22||vs LAA||L 2-3||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2018||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||36||139||19||40||10||0||4||17||14||30||0||0||.288||.361||.446|
|2019||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||79||281||35||72||11||0||10||40||28||64||0||0||.256||.330||.402|
|2019||AAX-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||24||87||13||25||5||0||4||9||9||19||0||0||.287||.374||.483|