C,1B,3B - MIN
Minnesota catcher Willians Astudillo went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in an 8-4 win over the Indians on Saturday.
Astudillo was recalled from Minnesota's alternate training site earlier in the week. He has already picked up four hits in 11 at-bats while scoring four runs and driving in three.
The Twins recalled Willians Astudillo from their alternate training site.
The fan-favorite will be the team's 29th man for Friday's doubleheader. He hasn't had an at bat in the majors this summer so far.
Willians Astudillo was activated off the injured list and optioned to the St. Paul site Tuesday.
Astudillo tested positive for COVID-19 during summer camp. He is reportedly “very close” to being an option to be called up to the majors. Astudillo will work continue to work his way back to the big league roster. The 28-year-old qualifies at 1B, 3B, OF and C in most league formats. Astudillo slashed .268/.299/.379 with four home runs, 28 RBI and 28 runs scored across 190 at bats last season.
Twins catcher and utility player Willians Astudillo is “getting very close” to being an option to be promoted to the big league club, according to a report from The Athletic's Aaron Gleeman. Astudillo was cleared to leave his extended COVID-19 quarantine and begin working out with the team two weeks ago.
Astudillo is eligible at first base, third base, outfield, and catcher in most leagues, which catcher being obviously the most important. In 58 games last season, Astudillo batted .268 with four home runs while walking just five times and striking out just eight times in 190 at-bats.
Willians Astudillo (Coronavirus) has been cleared to join the Twins at the team’s alternate camp site in St. Paul.
Atsudillo has submitted two negative tests and is cleared to resume workouts. “We will need to evaluate him first and see where we’re it,” said Twins manager Rocco Baldelli. Atsudllio slashed .268/.299/.379 across 204 plate appearances in 2019.