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C.J. Cron had a surgical debridement of his right thumb last week. (Source: Betsy Helfand on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cron's procedure will remove dead or unhealthy tissue from the area. He will miss roughly six-to-eight weeks, but should be ready for spring training. Cron slashed .253/.311/.469 with 25 home runs and 78 RBI in 125 games during 2019.

Category: Injury Updates


Minnesota Twins left-hander Martin Perez took a no-decision in his team's 5-4 loss to the Royals in Sunday's season finale. Perez allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings of work while striking out five and walking three.

Fantasy Impact: Perez finishes his 2019 campaign with a 10-7 record, 5.12 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and 135 strikeouts in 165 1/3 innings of work. The Twins will face off against the Yankees in the American League Divisional Series beginning on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps


Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco went 0-for-2 in a 5-4 loss to the Royals in Sunday's season finale.

Fantasy Impact: Polanco finishes his career year with a .295 average, .841 OPS, 22 homers, 107 runs, 79 RBI, and four steals. He will get ready to face off against the Yankees in the American League Divisional Series, which starts Friday.

Category: Game Recaps


Minnesota Twins closer Taylor Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth to save a 4-3 win over the Royals on Saturday. Rogers struck out one and walked one in the frame.

Fantasy Impact: Rogers developed into one of the better relievers in the AL this season. He now has a 2-4 record, 2.61 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 30 saves, and 90 strikeouts in 69 innings of work.

Category: Game Recaps


Mitch Garver doubles twice

Sun, Sep 29th 8:08am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs in a 4-3 win over the Royals on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Garver is finishing up an impressive breakout season. The catcher is hitting .273 with 16 doubles, 31 homers, 70 runs, and 67 RBI in 311 at-bats. He should be a popular fantasy catcher in drafts next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Nelson Cruz hits 41st homer

Sun, Sep 29th 8:06am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 4-3 win over the Royals on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Cruz is finishing up an impressive first season with the Twins. He is hitting .311 with 41 homers, 81 runs, and 108 RBI despite only appearing in 120 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in his final start of the regular season. Berrios allowed two runs in six innings in a 6-2 win over the Royals on Friday. He struck out nine and walked two.

Fantasy Impact: Berrios finishes the season with a 14-8 record, 3.68 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 195 strikeouts in 200 1/3 innings of work. He will be on the mound again at the beginning of the American League Divisional Series.

Category: Game Recaps


Miguel Sano hits 34th homer

Sat, Sep 28th 7:42am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs, and two RBI in a 6-2 win over the Royals on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Sano went deep in the second inning, giving him 34 homers on the year. It has been a productive season for Sano, who is hitting .246 with 75 runs and 79 RBI in just 104 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Minnesota Twins left-hander Devin Smeltzer allowed three runs over five innings in a 10-4 win over the Tigers on Thursday. Smeltzer struck out four and scattered 10 hits.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't a dominant performance from Smeltzer but he got plenty of run support. The win improves his record to 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA across 49 innings of work.

Category: Game Recaps


Minnesota Twins third baseman Willians Astudillo went 4-for-5 with a homer, four runs, and two RBI in a 10-4 win over the Tigers on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Astudillo is now hitting .272 with four homers, 28 runs, and 19 RBI in 180 at-bats. The young utility man is hitting .300 over his past 20 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps


Minnesota Twins DH Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in a 10-4 win over the Tigers on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Schoop's homer was a big milestone for the team as it was their 300th home run of the season. Schoop is hitting .256 with 23 homers, 61 runs, and 59 RBI this year.

Category: Game Recaps


Minnesota Twins right-hander Randy Dobnak pitched well in a 5-1 win over the Tigers on Wednesday. Dobnak allowed just one unearned run over six innings while striking out six.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie hurler has been a welcome addition to the Minnesota rotation. He has posted a 2-1 record, 1.59 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 23 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings of work.

Category: Game Recaps


Luis Arraez homers in win

Thu, Sep 26th 5:44am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Minnesota Twins infielder Luis Arraez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 5-1 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: All Arraez has done since getting promoted is hit. The rookie is batting .344 with four homers, 53 runs, 28 RBI, and four steals while appearing in 90 games for the Twins.

Category: Game Recaps


Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 5-1 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Rosario blasted an eighth-inning pitch over the fence for his 32nd home run of the season. The veteran is hitting .278 with 32 homers, 91 runs, 108 RBI, and three steals this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Minnesota Twins right-hander Jake Odorizzi was excellent in a 4-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday. Odorizzi allowed just one run on two hits over six innings while striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact: Odorizzi was dominant, although he left after the sixth inning with cramping in his left hamstring. According to the team, the right-hander was removed from the start as a precaution. Overall, Odorizzi has a 15-7 record, 3.51 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 178 strikeouts in 159 innings of work. He still appears to be in line to start in the regular-season finale on Sunday against the Royals.

Category: Game Recaps


Minnesota Twins first baseman Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a run and three RBI in a 12-8 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez is hitting .264 with 15 homers, 52 runs, 55 RBI, and a steal in his first season with the Twins. He is batting .283 with 12 RBI over his past 15 contests.

Category: Game Recaps


Minnesota Twins outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr went 2-for-3 with a triple and a homer and two runs in a 12-5 loss to the Royals on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Wade took Kansas City starter Glenn Sparkman deep in the third inning. The rookie outfielder is hitting .200 with two homers, nine runs, and five RBI in 35 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps


Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson struggled in an 8-5 win over the Royals on Thursday. He allowed three runs in just 1 2/3 innings while striking out two and walking four.

Fantasy Impact: Gibson pitched a scoreless first inning but things didn't go so well in the second. The veteran right-hander has a 13-7 record, 4.88 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 153 strikeouts in 156 2/3 innings of work.

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.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps


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