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Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 1-for-3 with a run in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Polanco singled in the contest. He is putting the finishing touches on a career year, hitting .300 with 22 homers, 100 runs, 78 RBI, and four steals.

Category: Game Recaps


Nelson Cruz walks twice

Thu, Sep 19th 5:37am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 0-for-2 with two walks in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Cruz has cooled off over his past seven games, hitting just .217 with two homers. Overall, he is hitting .297 with 37 homers, 72 runs, and 97 RBI in just 112 games played.

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Minnesota Twins right-hander Jake Odorizzi pitched well in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Odorizzi allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings while striking out nine.

Fantasy Impact: Odorizzi wound up taking the loss on a rare day where his offense didn't score much. The right-hander's record drops to 14-7 with a 3.59 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 171 strikeouts in 153 innings of work. He will see the Tigers next week in what should be his final start of the season.

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Minnesota Twins left-hander Martin Perez struggled in a 9-8 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. He only gave up three runs but allowed 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Perez has slowed down as the season nears its end. He now has a 10-7 record, 4.92 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, and 129 strikeouts in 157 1/3 innings of work. He has a 5.71 ERA over his past 15 starts.

Category: Game Recaps


Ryan LaMarre homers in win

Wed, Sep 18th 5:45am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Minnesota Twins outfielder Ryan LaMarre went 2-for-2 with a solo homer in a 9-8 win over the White Sox in 12 innings on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: LaMarre has just seven at-bats this season. He has two hits in those seven at-bats, including Tuesday's homer.

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Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 1-for-6 with a three-run homer in a 9-8 win over the White Sox in 12 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Sano went deep off Chicago starter Ross Detwiler in the third inning. The slugger now has the first 30-homer season of his career. Overall, Sano is hitting .241 with 68 runs, and 69 RBI.

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Minnesota Twins left-hander Taylor Rogers got the final two outs of a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Monday. He struck out one in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Rogers picked up his 27th save of the season after Sergio Romo opened the ninth and allowed a run. Rogers has been solid this season, posting a 2.37 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 64 2/3 innings.

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Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Monday. Berrios allowed just two runs over 7 1/3 innings while striking out eight.

Fantasy Impact: The young hurler improved his record to 13-8 with a 3.58 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 181 strikeouts in 188 1/3 innings of work. Berrios will take on the Royals in his next start.

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Minnesota Twins utility man Marwin Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with two runs in a 5-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez is hitting .262 with 15 homers, 50 runs, and 48 RBI this year. He has cooled off of late, hitting just .154 over his past seven games.

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Minnesota Twins right-hander Randy Dobnak pitched well in a 7-5 loss to Cleveland on Sunday. Dobnak allowed two runs (one earned) over five innings of work. He struck out two and walked one.

Fantasy Impact: Dobnak now has made seven appearances for the Twins, posting a 0-1 record, 2.12 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, and 12 strikeouts in 17 innings of work.

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Minnesota Twins second baseman Jonathan Schoop went 1-for-4 with a single in a 7-5 loss to Cleveland on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Schoop is hitting .260 with 22 homers, 60 runs, and 56 RBI this season. He has been performing well of late, hitting .304 with four homers in his past 15 games.

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Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-5 with two homers, two runs, and two RBI in a 7-5 loss to Cleveland on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Rosario went deep off Shane Bieber in the sixth and Nick Wittgren in the seventh. He is hitting .275 with a .799 OPS, 31 homers, 85 runs, and 99 RBI this year.

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C.J. Cron singles in win

Sat, Sep 14th 10:46pm EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Minnesota Twins first baseman C.J. Cron went 1-for-4 with a single in a 9-5 win over the Indians in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Cron is hitting .253 with 24 homers, 49 runs, and 76 RBI this season. He has had a rough week, hitting just .150 with one RBI over the past seven games.

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Max Kepler scores in win

Sat, Sep 14th 10:42pm EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler went 0-for-5 with a run in a 9-5 win over Cleveland in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: Kepler missed most of the week with a shoulder issue but was able to play in both ends of Saturday's doubleheader. He is hitting .252 with 36 homers, 98 runs, and 90 RBI.

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Kyle Gibson takes loss

Fri, Sep 13th 7:17am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson took a loss in his return to the starting rotation on Thursday. Gibson allowed six runs (five earned) over 4 2/3 innings while striking out five and walking four. The Nationals went on to win 12-6.

Fantasy Impact: Gibson missed a few starts with colitis. He now has a 13-7 record, 4.73 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 151 strikeouts in 154 innings of work.

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Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in a 5-0 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Garver hit his 30th homer off Anibal Sanchez in the fifth inning. In just 83 games, Garver has a .275 average, the 30 homers, 62 runs, and 64 RBI. He has developed into one of the top fantasy catchers.

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Twins manager Rocco Baldelli says Byron Buxton (shoulder) is unlikely to return this season. (Source: MLB Network Radio on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Buxton is having his shoulder checked out this week but it sounds as if the Twins are bracing for the possibility that he won't return. The 25-year-old has had a strong season and showed growth as a hitter. He'll once again be a polarizing commodity in 2020 fantasy drafts.

Category: Injury Updates


Minnesota Twins pitcher Sergio Romo left Saturday's game against the Twins with an apparent injury, according to MLB.com's Do-Hyoung Park. (Source: Do-Hyoung Park on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury didn't necessarily look like something small. As Park tweeted, Romo required assistance off being carried into the team's clubhouse and couldn't seem to put any weight on his left foot. It will be worth monitoring Romo's status moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates


Michael Pineda has been suspended for 60 games for a drug violation, according to Jeff Passan. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although this type of suspension is usually 80 games, Pineda reportedly made a compelling case that the banned diuretic he used was not a masking agent and, therefore, his ban was lowered to 60 games on appeal. Regardless, Pineda's season is over, which is a huge blow for the contending Twins. It's unclear who will take his spot in the rotation, but Pineda can be dropped in all formats.

Category: Transactions


Jake Cave was removed from Friday's game against the Indians with left groin tightness. (Source: LaVelle E. Neal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cave singled but jogged gingerly down to first base and was immediately removed from the game. The injury is just called "tightness" for now, but it's likely Cave is going to need at least a couple of days off here.

Category: Injury Updates