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  • Max Kepler Exits Early On Sunday

    Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler (hip) was removed early during Sunday's Grapefruit League matchup. The left-handed slugger was pulled out of the game due to left hip tightness. It sounds like this was a precautionary move by the organization. Fantasy managers should consider Kepler as day-to-day right now. The team will likely give another update on his status, but he should be fine for Opening Day. The 30-year-old slugger is looking for a bounce back season after struggling in 2022. He should get a legitimate chance to prove himself as the everyday right fielder.

    Mar 19 · Source via Twins Max Kepler
  • Jorge Polanco May Begin Season On Twins' Injured List

    The Twins have “been having some internal discussions” about Jorge Polanco’s status for Opening Day, chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said, since Polanco has yet to play in any Spring Training games.  Left knee soreness brought a premature end to Polanco’s 2022 season, so the Twins opted to bring the second baseman along slowly this…

    Mar 18 · MLB Trade Rumors Twins Jorge Polanco
  • Mets Claim Dennis Santana Off Waivers From Twins

    The New York Mets claimed right-handed reliever Dennis Santana off waivers from the Minnesota Twins on Friday. It's the second time Santana has been claimed off waivers before the 2023 season, as the Twins previously snagged him from the Atlanta Braves not long ago. The 26-year-old was with the Texas Rangers in 2022, posting a 5.22 ERA (3.35 FIP), 1.33 WHIP, one save, 28 walks and a career-high 54 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings over 63 appearances (one start). He will provide some more relief depth for the Mets after losing closer Edwin Diaz (knee) for what is likely to be the entire 2023 season. Santana can be avoided for fantasy purposes.

    Mar 17 · Source via Twins Dennis Santana closers
  • Hernan Perez Agrees With Twins

    Free-agent infielder/outfielder Hernan Perez reached an agreement with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, according to sources. The deal is a minor-league pact. Perez will join the Twins in spring training once he's done playing for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. The 31-year-old utility man last saw action in the major leagues with the Washington Nationals in 2021, going 1-for-19 with two walks and 10 strikeouts in only 10 games. He played in only three games for the Chicago Cubs in the shortened 2020 campaign. Perez's last meaningful season in the bigs was in 2019 with the Milwaukee Brewers. He'll serve as organizational depth for the Twins if he sticks around in 2023.

    Mar 15 · Source via Twins Hernan Perez
  • Twins, Hernan Perez Agree To Minor League Deal

    The Twins are in agreement with veteran utility player Hernán Pérez on a minor league contract, reports Daniel Álvarez-Montes of El ExtraBase (Twitter link). The GSI client will join the organization after the World Baseball Classic wraps up, as he’s currently representing Venezuela at that event. Pérez, 32 later this month, has played parts of ten…

    Mar 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Twins Hernan Perez
  • Simeon Woods Richardson Optioned To Triple-A

    The Minnesota Twins have optioned starting pitcher prospect Simeon Woods Richardson to Triple-A. Woods-Richardson, 22, was the big get from the Toronto Blue Jays for starting pitcher Jose Berrios a few seasons ago and made his big-league debut in one start for the Twins last season. Originally praised for his high velocity, Woods-Richardson has lost some ticks on the radar gun, but that has improved his command. Overall, Woods-Richardson is a name to monitor in both dynasty and redraft leagues for his potential, but can be ignored for now with him losing out on an Opening Day roster spot.

    Mar 15 · Source via Twins Simeon Woods Richardson prospects
  • Nick Gordon Expects To Play Thursday

    Minnesota Twins utility man Nick Gordon (ankle) said he expects to play second base in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Gordon is recovering from a high-ankle sprain in spring training, but he's nearing his return to game action for the Twins. If he can avoid setbacks once he's back on the field, the 27-year-old should be ready to go for Opening Day at the end of March. Given his positional versatility, Gordon should see regular playing time in Minnesota after he produced a solid .272/.316/.427 slash line, .743 OPS, nine home runs, 50 RBI, 45 runs and six stolen bases in 136 games in his second big-league season in 2022.

    Mar 14 · Source via Twins Nick Gordon
  • Alex Kirilloff Behind Schedule

    The Minnesota Twins are non-committal regarding the Opening Day readiness of outfielder Alex Kirilloff (wrist), who is still "a little behind our schedule" in his progressions against live pitching, according to president of baseball operations Derek Falvey. Kirilloff's progression has depended on his tolerance on a daily basis this spring. The 25-year-old left-handed slugger is trying to return from wrist surgery last August, and it's looking more likely that he'll open the 2023 season on the injured list for the Twins. And when he is healthy, the former first-rounder could be limited to a part-time role in a corner outfield spot for Minnesota. Kirilloff has shown flashes of his upside, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy and has plenty to prove this year.

    Mar 11 · Source via Twins Alex Kirilloff
  • Twins Notes: Buxton, Polanco, Gordon, Miranda, Kirilloff, Rotation

    Chief baseball officer Derek Falvey met with reporters (including Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and’s Do-Hyoung Park) today at the Twins’ spring camp, and provided several injury updates.  The news is particularly good for Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco, as Falvey said both players are on track to be in the…

    Mar 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Twins Byron Buxton Nick Gordon Sonny Gray Alex Kirilloff Pablo Lopez Kenta Maeda Tyler Mahle Jose Miranda Bailey Ober Jorge Polanco Joe Ryan closers
  • Andrew Stevenson Signs With Twins

    Outfielder Andrew Stevenson signed with the Minnesota Twins on a minor-league contract on Thursday. Stevenson spent the last five seasons with the Washington Nationals but mainly played in the minor leagues. In 2021, he made 213 plate appearances in the big leagues and slashed .229/.294/.339 with five homers and a .632 OPS. The 28-year-old turned some heads this past season after displaying impressive bat-to-ball skills in Triple-A Rochester. Stevenson amassed an .801 OPS with 16 home runs. If those numbers can translate to the big leagues, it could get him some outfield reps. His speed is a major plus, which is supplemented by an impressive glove in the outfield. It will certainly be challenging for Stevenson to break the Twins' 26-man roster considering the current outfield depth, but he could be used as organizational depth.

    Mar 9 · Source via Twins Andrew Stevenson
  • Twins Sign Andrew Stevenson To Minor League Deal

    The Twins have signed outfielder Andrew Stevenson to a minor league deal, according to his transactions tracker at This will be just the second organization in the career of Stevenson, who turns 29 in June. He was drafted by the Nationals in 2015 and has spent his entire career in that organization thus far.…

    Mar 9 · MLB Trade Rumors Twins Andrew Stevenson
  • Carlos Correa Leaves Camp For Birth Of Child

    Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa has left the team's spring training camp for the birth of his second son, Kenzo. Correa shouldn't be away from the team for more than a few days. The 28-year-old had a very eventful offseason, almost landing two giant free-agent deals with the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets before returning to the Twins. Long-term medical issues aside, he remains a solid four-category contributor for fantasy managers. You can basically rule out steals with Correa at this point in his career. It would have been nice to see what he could have done in a stacked Mets lineup in 2023, but fantasy managers will have to settle for his production in Minnesota. RotoBaller has Correa ranked as the No. 15 fantasy shortstop.

    Mar 9 · Source via Twins Carlos Correa
  • Austin Martin Shut Down From Throwing

    Minnesota Twins shortstop Austin Martin (elbow) has been shut down from throwing and hitting for the time being. The 23-year-old is dealing with a UCL sprain in his right elbow. It's a shame because Martin was actually doing well in Spring Training. There is no timetable for his return, but it's likely he's sidelined to start the regular season. The former first round pick hasn't reached Triple-A yet, but could be making an impact on the Twins sooner rather than later. Fantasy managers will have to check back later for another update on Martin.

    Mar 5 · Source via Twins Austin Martin
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