Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is out of the lineup against the Chicago White Sox with a sore right hamstring.
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Lineup: Twins (8-20) at White Sox (19-10)
- 1. Danny Santana, CF (S)
- 2. Eduardo Nunez, 3B (R)
- 3. Joe Mauer, 1B (L)
- 4. Miguel Sano, RF (R)
- 5. Trevor Plouffe, 3B (R)
- 6. Byung Ho Park, DH (R)
- 7. Oswaldo Arcia, LF (L)
- 8. Kurt Suzuki, C (R)
- 9. Eduardo Escobar, SS (S)
- SP: Ricky Nolasco, RHP Daily notes
The tumbling Twins have sent struggling catcher John Ryan Murphy to Triple-A Rochester and designated relievers Ryan O'Rourke and J.R. Graham for release or assignment.
Despite an 8-20 start to the season, Twins owner Jim Pohlad is defending manager Paul Molitor and general manager Terry Ryan.
Twins start making 'difficult decisions'
Having placed pitchers Casey Fien and Tommy Milone on waivers on Thursday, Minnesota GM Terry Ryan says he believes it's time to start "speeding up the timetable" on roster decisions after an 8-20 start. "It is not going good enough for us to wait," he said. Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jason Castro homered and drove in four runs, and Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa both homered and knocked in three as the Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 16-4 on Wednesday.
What if Puckett did not retire early?
For all of Kirby Puckett's Hall of Fame accomplishments, it's intriguing to consider what he might have added to his legacy had he not been diagnosed with glaucoma at just 35 years old. Best even better
Plenty of teams intend to send scouts to Tim Lincecum's showcase on Friday, but the Twins are still on the fence about attending.
Jason Castro and George Springer hit homers and the Houston Astros held on for a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Berrios picks up first win in style
By beating the Astros on Monday, Jose Berrios, 21, became the youngest Twins pitcher to earn a win since Francisco Liriano -- who was also 21 -- in 2001, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Brian Dozier broke out of a slump with three hits and the Minnesota Twins snapped Dallas Keuchel's 17-game home winning streak with a 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
Another empty series for Twins
The team has been swept five times this season, including over the weekend at the hands of the Tigers. For now, Minnesota is up one spot to No. 28 in the rankings, but it's been a tough start to the season. Week 4 Power Rankings
Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Nick Castellanos hit a three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Sunday.
Jordan Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Justin Upton hit a three-run homer to help the Tigers top the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Saturday.
Michael Fulmer allowed two earned runs in five innings to win his major league debut and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Friday night.
Kevin Jepsen has struggled as interim closer of the Twins, but he did get a vote of confidence from manager Paul Molitor.
Twins minor league outfielder Reynaldo Rodriguez has been suspended 80 games without pay for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
Davis does it on Wednesday night
Khris Davis had the longest home run by a nose Wednesday night with his fourth-inning blast against Detroit. While Byung-Ho Park may not be leading the Majors in HRs, his is a story of quality over quantity.
Francisco Lindor drove in three runs and the Cleveland Indians spoiled the big league debut of Jose Berrios with a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
A highly-touted MLB prospect from the island of Puerto Rico is set to begin his big-league career for the Twins.
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Jose Berrios' Forecaster/Daily Notes projected Game Score for his MLB debut vs. the Indians is 55. It makes him a fantasy "start"; I've often urged owners to use elite prospects in their debuts.
With all of baseball dialed in on analytics, small-market teams like the Twins are finding an edge with good old-fashioned scouting.
Miguel Sano singled in a run with one out in the ninth inning, giving the Minnesota Twins a 6-5, walk-off win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
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