Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins

AL Central
Stadium
Target Field
Roster
# Name POS BAT THW HT WT DOB (Age)
P
RP R R 6' 2" 180 06/04/1994 (25)
RP R R 6' 3" 180 07/28/1995 (24)
RP R R 6' 3" 215 09/12/1992 (27)
RP R R 6' 1" 230 01/17/1995 (25)
RP R R 6' 3" 205 03/15/1994 (25)
RP R R 5' 11" 185 03/04/1983 (37)
RP L L 6' 3" 170 12/17/1990 (29)
RP R R 6' 5" 240 09/23/1989 (30)
RP R R 6' 3" 200 02/14/1985 (35)
RP R R 6' 3" 220 12/27/1990 (29)
RP R R 6' 4" 220 10/05/1995 (24)
SP R R 6' 3" 175 10/08/1996 (23)
SP R L 6' 3" 195 09/07/1995 (24)
SP R R 6' 0" 215 12/24/1994 (25)
SP R R 6' 4" 223 05/03/1986 (33)
SP R R 6' 2" 190 03/27/1990 (29)
SP R R 6' 0" 205 05/27/1994 (25)
SP R R 6' 1" 184 04/11/1988 (31)
SP R L 6' 1" 160 11/23/1995 (24)
SP L L 6' 5" 220 03/11/1980 (39)
CF R R 6' 2" 190 12/18/1993 (26)
CF R L 6' 0" 170 02/13/1999 (21)
CF L L 6' 1" 180 01/01/1994 (26)
CF L L 6' 4" 220 02/10/1993 (27)
LF S R 6' 1" 205 03/14/1989 (30)
RF L R 6' 1" 180 09/28/1991 (28)
RF L L 6' 0" 200 12/04/1992 (27)
2B L R 5' 10" 177 04/09/1997 (22)
2B L L 6' 2" 208 08/03/1996 (23)
3B R R 6' 1" 210 12/08/1985 (34)
3B R R 6' 4" 272 05/11/1993 (26)
C L R 5' 11" 210 01/29/1987 (33)
C R R 6' 1" 220 01/15/1991 (29)
C R R 5' 9" 185 10/14/1991 (28)
SS S R 6' 1" 190 08/21/1989 (30)
SS S R 5' 11" 200 07/05/1993 (26)
SS L R 6' 0" 160 10/24/1995 (24)
DH R R 6' 2" 230 07/01/1980 (39)
03/16/1994 (25)
Team News
Brent Rooker Leaves Game After Being Hit On Helmet

Minnesota Twins outfielder Brent Rooker was hit on the helmet by a pitch during Friday's exhibition game against the University of Minnesota. While he will likely undergo tests for a concussion over the next few days, it's fortunate that Rooker was able to walk off the field. The former 35th selection in the 2017 Draft slashed .282/.399/.530 with 14 home runs for Triple-A Rochester in 2019. Check back for more updates on Rooker's status.

yesterday
Miguel Sano Committed To Learning First Base

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is "very motivated right now to become the best first baseman he can possibly be," according to manager Rocco Baldelli. Sano will move across the diamond to first to accommodate the team's big free-agent signing over the winter in Josh Donaldson. He will take part in all of the team's drills at first base and work individually with infield coordinator Tony Diaz. Sano worked out some at first last year and has made 31 appearances at first in his career, including 26 starts. The 26-year-old Dominican slashed .247/.346/.576 with a career-high 34 home runs and 79 RBI in 105 games and will be even more valuable in the middle rounds for his power now that he'll gain first base eligibility.

3 days ago
Sergio Romo Resumes Throwing

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Sergio Romo (shoulder) is throwing a bullpen session on Wednesday after tweaking his non-throwing shoulder earlier in the week. He remains on track to be ready for the start of the season and won't need much time to get his arm ready for a setup role in his first full season with the Twins. The 36-year-old (37 in March) had 17 saves with the Marlins and three in Minnesota after his trade last year. However, he'll mostly be a setup man for closer Taylor Rogers in 2020, meaning he's unlikely to have fantasy value unless you're in a league that rewards holds for relievers. Otherwise, he's just a low-end handcuff to Rogers.

3 days ago
Byron Buxton Taking Live Batting Practice

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (shoulder) is taking live batting practice on Wednesday. Barring any setbacks in spring training, Buxton could be on track to be ready for Opening Day after having surgery to fix a torn labrum last August. As injury prone as they come, the 26-year-old also offers an enticing mix of power and speed from the center field spot in Minnesota. In just 271 at-bats in 2019, Buxton hit .262 with 10 long balls, 46 RBI and 14 stolen bases. Because of the injury risk, Buxton will likely go late in mixed league drafts, making him a potential steal because of the upside he offers. Keep a close eye on his health in camp.

3 days ago
Nelson Cruz Suffers Bruise After Hit By Pitch

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz (wrist) suffered a bruised left wrist on Wednesday after being hit by a pitch during a live batting practice session. Manager Rocco Baldelli said Cruz should be fine. Cruz will turn 40 years old on July 1, and although there are obvious injury concerns with a player his age, he remains one of the premier power hitters in baseball after slugging 41 homers, driving in 108 and batting .311 with a 1.031 OPS in 120 games for the Twins in his first season in Minnesota. You should probably bake in some missed time to your Cruz 2020 projection, but he's still valuable in all leagues for his power stroke and will likely come off the board around the fifth or sixth round.

3 days ago