Willians Astudillo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 9" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/14/1991 (29)
Willians Astudillo Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Willians Astudillo News
Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo was optioned to the team's alternate training site on Friday evening. The transaction coincides with Mitch Garver's (intercostal, groin) return from the injured list. Astudillo is a fan favorite, but he provides little in the way of fantasy production. Garver will likely see the majority of the playing time behind the plate for the final stretch of the season.
Utility infielder Ildemaro Vargas has been claimed off of waivers by the Minnesota Twins, after having been DFAd by the D-backs. Vargas played in 92 games all over the diamond last season and put together a .269/.299/.412 slash line in what was primarily a pinch-hitting role. He could factor in in the short-term if Josh Donaldson (calf) remains on the injured list longer than expected, but Vargas has little season-long fantasy intrigue at this stage. Back in the mix for Minnesota is Willians Astudillo, who could also be an option at the hot corner if he is able to move up from the teams alternate training site in the near future. Astudillo delivered a staggering 137 OPS+ in 29 games back in 2018, although his path to playing time remains muddled this year.
Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo (COVID-19) has been cleared to rejoin the team. He will first report to the team's alternate squad in St. Paul. Astudillo tested positive for COVID-19 about three weeks ago, but he showed no signs of the virus when he was tested three days ago. We can likely expect Astudillo back with the Twins within a week or so. Stay posted for further updates.