Player Notes - Minnesota and Texas
Minnesota
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Brian Dozier2BTwins second baseman Brian Dozier had a huge afternoon Sunday against the White Sox.Dozier finished 2-for-5 with two homers, four RBI, and two runs scored. He is hitting .253 with eight homers and 24 RBI.5/24/2015 6:36:00 PM
Brian Dozier2BTwins second baseman Brian Dozier is just 5-for-28 with seven strikeouts in his career versus the White Sox starter Jose Quintana.That's good for a .179 batting average. Two of those five hits are a double and home run, and Dozier does have four RBI, but based on the batting average, it is best to find another second base option on Sunday.5/24/2015 12:09:00 PM
Joe Mauer1BTwins first baseman Joe Mauer is 9-for-23 (.391) in his career against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.Mauer also has two home runs and five RBI versus Quintana, so despite the lefty versus lefty matchup, Mauer is a good start on Sunday. 5/24/2015 12:06:00 PM
Kurt SuzukiCTwins catcher Kurt Suzuki is getting some rest on Sunday.He is just getting some rest. Chris Herrmann is starting behind the plate.5/24/2015 11:37:00 AM
Glen PerkinsSPTwins closer Glen Perkins picked up his league-leading 16th save in the, 4-3, victory over the White Sox on Saturday.Perkins has yet to blow a save, but he came close on Saturday as two White Sox reached base on a walk and hit. Perkins recorded two strikeouts for the final two outs as Minnesota held on. Perkins has a 1.33 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 21 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings.5/23/2015 7:40:00 PM
Torii HunterRFTwins outfielder Torii Hunter hit a solo home run in the, 4-3, victory over the White Sox on Saturday.Hunter hit his bomb in the second inning. Eduardo Nunez also had a solo homer in the frame as Minnesota took a, 2-0, lead. Hunter is hitting .280 with seven home runs and 25 RBI in 150 at-bats this season.5/23/2015 7:36:00 PM
Joe Mauer1BTwins first baseman Joe Mauer is not in Saturday's starting lineup.Mauer is hitting .283 with one home run and 25 RBI in 159 at-bats this season. It's just his second day off all season. Trevor Plouffe will start at 1B with Eduardo Escobar at the hot corner.5/23/2015 1:43:00 PM
Brian Dozier2BTwins second baseman Brian Dozier is one of the few hitters with success against White Sox ace Chris Sale.Dozier is a career .280 hitter (7-for-25) with three home runs in their matchups. Only Victor Martinez has more homers versus Sale (4).5/23/2015 10:48:00 AM
Joe Mauer1BTwins first baseman Joe Mauer had a three-run single in the second inning as Minnesota beat Pittsburgh, 8-5.On a 3-2 pitch, Mauer hit a ground ball to where the shortstop normally would be, but with the Pirates in a shift, the hit went down as a single. Brian Dozier was hustling all the way from first and second because Pirates right fielder Starling Marte was a bit lazy with his throw. It all led to a very unusual three-run single. Mauer is hitting .282 with no home runs and 23 RBI in 149 at-bats this season.5/19/2015 10:08:00 PM
Trevor Plouffe3BTwins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the, 8-5, victory over the Pirates on Tuesday.Minnesota jumped all over ex-Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano, who allowed seven runs in two innings. Plouffe capped off the six-run second with his two-run bomb. He is hitting .261/.340/.455 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.5/19/2015 10:03:00 PM


Texas
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Shin-Soo ChooLFRangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo was 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBI, three runs and a walk in the, 15-4, victory over the Yankees on Saturday.Choo started the scoring in the third inning with an RBI-single and ended it that inning as well with a three-run homer. Texas brought 14 hitters to the plate and scored 10 runs in the frame. Choo is hitting .238 with seven home runs and 22 RBI in 147 at-bats this season.5/23/2015 5:07:00 PM
HotPrince Fielder1BRangers first baseman Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs in the, 15-4, victory over the Yankees on Saturday.Fielder drove in two runs on a single in the third, which opened the flood gates. Texas scored 10 runs in that frame. Fielder also hit a two-run bomb in the seventh. He has three bombs in the last two days. Fielder is hitting .351 with eight home runs and 30 RBI in 171 at-bats this season.5/23/2015 5:03:00 PM
Leonys MartinCFRangers center fielder Leonys Martin is not in Saturday's starting lineup.that will happen when you are batting an ugly .218. Delino DeShields Jr. will start in center and he's batting a much more respectable .273 with 17 runs scored and 11 stolen bases.5/23/2015 11:03:00 AM
Wandy RodriguezSPRangers lefty Wandy Rodriguez picked up his second win of the season.He went 6 2/3 innings and allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out five. He is now 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA.5/21/2015 10:05:00 PM
Phil KleinRPRangers pitcher Phil Klein allowed one run during Wednesday's win over the Red Sox.Klein allowed just one run on five hits and one walk over 5 1/3 innings of work. He is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA.5/20/2015 10:56:00 PM
Josh HamiltonLFRangers outfielder Josh Hamilton will continue to rehab at Triple-A Round Rock through Saturday according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.It looks like Hamilton will make his 2015 debut on Monday against Cleveland. Hamilton has hit well in Double-A and Triple-A, so hopefully that leads to solid numbers in his return to Texas.5/20/2015 1:21:00 PM
Nick MartinezSPRangers pitcher Nick Martinez allowed just one run over five innings to earn his third win of the season against no losses.Martinez tossed 5 innings and gave up five hits and five walks, while striking out six. He has a stellar 1.88 ERA so far this season.5/17/2015 6:05:00 PM
Shin-Soo ChooLFRangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo hit a home run on Saturday night.Choo went 3-for-5 with two runs scored as well, and is now hitting .248 with six homers and 17 RBI this season.5/17/2015 8:40:00 AM
HotPrince Fielder1B Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer in the loss to the Indians on Friday.Fielder and Adrian Beltre each had homers in the first inning as Texas took a, 3-2, lead after the first, but Cleveland scored six unanswered runs. Fielder was 1-for-4 in the game. He is hitting .345/.405/.507 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 142 at-bats this season.5/16/2015 12:06:00 AM
HotPrince Fielder1BDespite the lefty-lefty matchup, Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is a career .318 hitter versus Cleveland left-hander Bruce Chen, incliding a pair of long balls. Fielder is batting .348 this season with a league-high 48 hits. This matchup shouldn't hurt those numbers.5/15/2015 12:20:00 PM