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Team W-L L10 STRK
17-6 8-2 W5
13-10 4-6 L3
13-10 5-5 W2
8-13 4-6 W1
3-19 1-9 L4

Top Twins News

  • Twins' Justin Topa: Closing in on rehab assignment

    Topa (knee) threw a 20-pitch live batting practice session Tuesday, Bobby Nightengale of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Everything seemed to go as hoped, which means Topa should be able to begin a rehab assignment any day now. He's been out since late March with left patellar tendinitis and figures to require a handful of rehab appearances before being activated.

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  • Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Getting breather Tuesday

    Jeffers is absent from the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

    It looks to be a routine day off for the Twins' top catcher. Christian Vazquez will be behind the plate Tuesday while Pablo Lopez does the pitching.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Drives in three runs

    Kepler went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a run scored in Monday's win over the White Sox.

    Kepler was activated from the injured list for Monday's contest and wasted no time getting back to work. He ripped a two-run double in the first inning and added an RBI single in the third. He began the year in an ugly 1-for-20 slump before getting injured but went 4-for-10 with three walks in his brief rehab stint with Triple-A St. Paul.

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  • Twins' Edouard Julien: Belts fifth homer

    Julien went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and two RBI in Monday's win over the White Sox.

    Julien doubled in a run during the fourth inning before capping off the 7-0 victory with a solo shot in the seventh. He was stuck in a 3-for-24 skid over his previous seven games since his last long ball April 13. Julien continues to flash his power potential with five home runs and eight extra-base hits through 81 plate appearances. However, his inconsistency has led to a .211/.300/.465 slash line.

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  • Twins' Chris Paddack: Shuts down White Sox

    Paddack (1-1) allowed six hits over seven shutout innings Monday, striking out 10 and earning a win over the White Sox.

    Paddack retired the first 10 batters he faced and, outside of a bases-loaded situation in the fourth inning, didn't face much trouble. It was a dramatic turnaround after the Orioles crushed him for nine runs in his last outing. Monday's start set new season bests for Paddack in nearly every category, including innings and punchouts. He pulled his ERA down to 5.57 with a 19:5 K:BB through 21 innings. Paddack is lined up for a road matchup with the Angels this weekend.

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  • Twins' Simeon Woods Richardson: Likely entering MLB rotation Friday

    Woods Richardson will likely start Friday's game for the Twins in Anaheim, Bobby Nightengale of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Louie Varland was dispatched to Triple-A St. Paul on Monday, and manager Rocco Baldelli confirmed that Woods Richardson is lined up to join the big-league rotation. Woods Richardson was effective in his lone MLB start earlier this season at Detroit, and he averaged 93.4 mph with his fastball in that outing after sitting at 91 mph with that pitch in 2022 and 2023. If Woods Richardson can just tread water in this role, he could stick in the big-league rotation indefinitely, given Minnesota's lack of viable options behind him on the organizational depth chart.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Gets day off

    Buxton is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox.

    Buxton will head to the bench for the series opener in what looks to be a rest day after he had started in center field or at designated hitter in each of the Twins' last six games. Austin Martin will handle duties in center field Monday, while Carlos Santana gets a day out of the field and serves as Minnesota's DH.

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  • Twins' Ronny Henriquez: Gets call to majors

    The Twins selected Henriquez's contract from Triple-A St. Paul on Monday.

    Henriquez will provide the Twins with a fresh arm out of the bullpen capable of covering multiple innings as Minnesota kicks off a four-game series with the White Sox on Monday. The 23-year-old right-hander had posted a 4.05 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 14:2 K:BB across 13.1 innings with St. Paul this season prior to his call-up.

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  • Twins' Daniel Duarte: Moved to 60-day IL

    Minnesota transferred Duarte (elbow) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Monday.

    The transaction clears a spot on the Twins' 40-man roster for right-hander Ronny Henriquez, whose contract was selected from Triple-A St. Paul in a corresponding move. Duarte is slated to undergo right elbow surgery in early May and will miss the rest of the season.

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  • Twins' Jair Camargo: Sent back to minors

    The Twins optioned Camargo to Triple-A St. Paul on Monday.

    Camargo operated as the Twins' third catcher for a bit, which enabled Ryan Jeffers to see more work as a designated hitter. However, with Max Kepler (knee) returning from the 10-day injured list Monday, Camargo was deemed an expendable piece and will now head back to Triple-A to play regularly.

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  • Twins' Louie Varland: Dispatched to Triple-A

    Minnesota optioned Varland to Triple-A St. Paul on Monday.

    The move comes one day after Varland turned in another ugly start in which he allowed four runs over just 2.2 innings in a 6-1 loss to the Tigers. Varland offered plenty of potential at the beginning of the season, but it hasn't manifested thus far, as he held a 9.18 ERA in four outings. Simeon Woods Richardson could be called up from Triple-A to take Varland's spot in the rotation later this week.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Back from injured list

    The Twins reinstated Kepler (knee) from the 10-day injured list Monday.

    Kepler missed a couple weeks of action with a right knee contusion but is ready to re-enter the Twins lineup following a successful three-game rehab stint with Triple-A St. Paul. He will likely take over as the Twins' everyday right fielder, with Trevor Larnach and/or Carlos Santana likely to see dips in playing time as a result.

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  • Twins' Brooks Lee: Dealing with herniated disc in back

    Lee has been diagnosed with a herniated disc in his back and is three weeks into a two-month rehab plan, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Lee initially went on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A St. Paul with what was described at the time as back spasms, but subsequent testing revealed a more serious injury. There is optimism that he'll be available to play later this season, but no timetable for his return to game action has been established. Lee had seemed like a pretty good bet to make his major-league debut in 2024, but that would appear to be very much in question now.

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  • Twins' Austin Martin: Stays hot Sunday

    Martin went 1-for-4 with a home run in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He has a seven-game hitting streak and is 9-for-28 over that span.

    Martin is hitting .268 with a .758 OPS in 15 games this season. While that's not an overly impressive line, it still stands out amid a struggling Twins lineup. Martin may have an everyday role in left field while he's hot.

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  • Twins' Louie Varland: Rotation spot in question

    Twins manager Rocco Baldelli wouldn't commit to Varland making another turn in the Minnesota rotation after Sunday's 6-1 loss to Detroit, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    The lack of commitment from the Twins comes as little surprise after Varland gave up four runs in 2.2 innings Sunday and now owns a 9.18 ERA and 2.16 WHIP through four starts. Varland is likely to head to Triple-A St. Paul in the near future, though he could move to the bullpen. Simeon Woods Richardson is the most likely candidate to enter the rotation if the Twins choose to pull the plug on Varland as their No. 5 starter.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Set to return from IL

    Kepler (knee) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list Monday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He was 4-for-10 with three walks in three games for Triple-A St. Paul on a rehab assignment.

    Kepler should return to the everyday lineup in right field, but it's not clear who will head to the bench. It's possible Trevor Larnach moves to DH while a struggling Carlos Santana gets less playing time and Alex Kirilloff sees action at first base.

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  • Twins' Louie Varland: Falls to 0-4

    Varland (0-4) allowed four runs on three hits and four walks over 2.2 innings Sunday, striking out two and taking the loss against Detroit.

    Varland coughed up two runs in the first inning before Buddy Kennedy knocked him out of the game with a two-run shot in the third. It was Varland's shortest start of the year and bumped his ERA up to 9.18 through four outings. He threw just 35 of 74 pitches for strikes and forced one whiff. Varland's next outing is lined up to be on the road against the Angels.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Team .201


Player Injury
R. Lewis 3B Royce Lewis 3B Quadriceps
C. Correa SS Carlos Correa SS Oblique
J. Duran RP Jhoan Duran RP Oblique
J. Topa RP Justin Topa RP Knee
D. Duarte RP Daniel Duarte RP Elbow

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