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Carlos Correa is reportedly dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot. (Source: Dan Hayes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Correa was scratched from the lineup on Saturday due to the injury. He'll rest up during the All-Star break.

Category: Injury Updates


Simeon Woods Richardson allowed two earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven over 4 1/3 innings in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Despite not factoring into the decision, Woods Richardson's performance was a solid blend of control and strikeout ability, though he was pulled before he could qualify for the win. His season ERA slightly rose to 3.51, but his WHIP remains commendable at 1.15, reflecting his ability to limit base runners effectively. With a decent K/9 rate and a strong strikeout-to-walk ratio, Woods Richardson continues to hold value in fantasy leagues, particularly as a reliable mid-rotation starter. His consistent performance should keep him relevant in fantasy lineups, especially in deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Jhoan Duran delivered a flawless inning, striking out one and securing the save in the Twins' 4-2 win against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: This performance marked his 16th save of the season, reinforcing his role as a reliable closer for Minnesota. With a season ERA now sitting at a solid 2.93 and a WHIP of 0.95, Duran continues to demonstrate his efficiency in high-pressure situations. His ability to maintain a low BABIP (.208) suggests some luck, but his consistent strikeout numbers (8.5 K/9) and strong strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.90) indicate a skill set that fantasy managers can rely on. While the slightly elevated FIP (4.33) might raise some eyebrows, Duran's knack for closing games should keep him relevant in all fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Wallner went 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the Twins topped the Giants 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Despite striking out three times, Wallner managed to contribute to his team's win with a timely double that helped build their lead. His season has been a mixed bag, characterized by a low batting average of .227 and a high strikeout rate of .429, which could be concerning for fantasy managers. However, his decent .377 wOBA indicates some underlying potential. Wallner's power has been evident with three homers in just 44 at-bats, but his overall inconsistency at the plate makes him a risky fantasy play. Managers should keep an eye on his performance for signs of improvement or stabilization in his strikeout and walk rates.

Category: Game Recaps


Carlos Santana delivered a solid performance, going 2-for-2 with a home run, a run scored, one RBI, and two walks in the Twins' win against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: This outing underscores Santana's ability to contribute significantly when he gets on base, enhancing his value in leagues that reward walks and on-base percentage. His season-long batting average sits at .247, and while not eye-popping, his consistent power (13 homers) and ability to draw walks (33 this season) make him a viable option in deeper fantasy formats. Santana's knack for getting on base, evidenced by his .329 wOBA, should keep him relevant in fantasy lineups, particularly in OBP leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


The Twins are expected to recall Diego Castillo from Triple-A St. Paul. (Source: Betsy Helfand on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Castillo will join the roster after Jose Miranda was placed on the IL with a back injury. They will need to free up a spot on the 40-man roster prior to his recall.

Category: Transactions


Jose Miranda (back) will be placed on the 10-day IL. (Source: Betsy Helfand on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Miranda has missed the last two games with a back injury and will need time to get to full health. Diego Castillo will be recalled from Triple-A St. Paul in a corresponding move.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Ryan Jeffers has been added to the Twins lineup on Saturday against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Jeffers was scheduled to get the day off, but he was added to the lineup after Carlos Correa was scratched. Christian Vazquez is now playing third base on Saturday.


Christian Vazquez has been moved to third base in Saturday's game against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Vazquez was slated to be the catcher for Minnesota. He will play third base with Willi Castro sliding over to shortstop after Carlos Correa was scratched from the lineup.


Byron Buxton is not in the Twins lineup on Saturday against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Buxton collected two hits in Fridays loss. Manuel Margot slides over to center field in his place.


Trevor Larnach is in the Twins lineup on Saturday against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Larnach is back in left field and batting second in the lineup. He is just 4-for-23 with one home run so far in July.


Joe Ryan took a hit to his stats in Friday's 7-1 loss to the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: He allowed five earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six over 5 1/3 innings. This outing marks a slight deviation from his otherwise stellar season, where he maintains a 3.53 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP over 19 starts. Despite this bump, Ryan's high strikeout rate (9.7 K/9) and excellent strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.53) still make him a valuable asset in fantasy leagues. However, his performance in this game might cause some concern for fantasy managers relying on him as a consistent starter. His ability to bounce back in subsequent starts will be crucial for maintaining confidence in his fantasy relevance.

Category: Game Recaps


Willi Castro is in the starting lineup for the Twins Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Castro will start in left field and bat third against the Giants. He is hitting .268, with seven home runs, and 29 RBI this season.


Manuel Margot is in the starting lineup for the Twins Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Margot will start in right field and bat leadoff against the Giants. He is hitting .231, with three home runs, and 21 RBI this season.


Max Kepler is out of the starting lineup for the Twins Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Kepler will head to the bench with left-hander Kyle Harrison on the mound for the Giants. Manuel Margot will start in right field and bat leadoff.


The Twins have recalled Jair Camargo from Triple-A St. Paul. (Source: Dan Hayes on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Camargo will head to the Twins’ roster as a replacement for the injured Kyle Farmer. The 25-year-old is hitting .237, with seven home runs, and 32 RBI this season.

Category: Transactions


The Twins have placed Kyle Farmer on the 10-day IL with a right shoulder strain. (Source: Dan Hayes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Twins have recalled Jair Camargo from Triple-A St. Paul in a corresponding move. The Twins have not stated the severity of the shoulder injury for Farmer.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Pablo Lopez delivered a solid performance, allowing two earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five over five innings in Wednesday's narrow 3-2 victory over the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the decent outing, Lopez's season ERA remains inflated at 5.11, which continues to be a sore spot for fantasy managers relying on him for better numbers. His WHIP stands at a respectable 1.18, and a strong 10.5 K/9 indicates he still has the ability to rack up strikeouts. However, his high ERA coupled with a solid FIP suggests some bad luck might be at play, given his .306 BABIP. Moving forward, Lopez remains a risky play in fantasy lineups, especially in leagues where ERA and wins are heavily weighted. His strikeout ability offers some upside, but managers should temper expectations given the overall volatility in his performances this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Brooks Lee went 1-for-5 with a home run and an RBI in the Twins' 3-2 win over the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: His solo shot contributed crucially to the narrow victory, marking his second homer of the season. Despite a high strikeout game, Lee's performance this season has been impressive, boasting a .364 batting average through seven games. His power display, coupled with a stellar batting average, suggests that Lee could be a valuable asset in fantasy lineups, especially if he continues to capitalize on his opportunities to drive in runs and score.

Category: Game Recaps


David Festa will serve as the 27th man for the Twins’ doubleheader Wednesday. (Source: Dustin Morse on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Festa will likely provide the Twins with an extra arm in the bullpen that can provide length if needed. He will be optioned back to Triple-A St. Paul after the game.

Category: Transactions