Player Notes - Minnesota and Cleveland
Minnesota
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Trevor MaySPTwins pitcher Trevor May was ineffective in Saturday's loss to Cleveland.He falls to 3-5 after only going 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits. May's ERA catapulted to 8.39. As of now he is not a relevant fantasy option heading into 2015.9/21/2014 9:28:00 AM
Glen PerkinsSPTwins closer Glen Perkins will not pitch for the remainder of the 2014 season due to a left forearm strain and nerve irritation in his left elbow according to MLB.comOn a positive note, an MRI revealed no damage to his UCL. He will participate in an offseason strengthening program, and is expected to be ready to go by spring training.9/19/2014 8:47:00 PM
Oswaldo ArciaRFTwins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia (upper back tightness) whould be a very nice option Friday if he's back in the starting lineup.Arcia is 4-for-8 with three home runs and six RBI versus Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer. He's currently on a five-game hitting streak.9/19/2014 1:00:00 PM
Sam FuldLFAthletics outfielder Sam Fuld was 2-for-4 with two RBI in a loss against the Rangers on Thursday.Fuld hit a two-run triple in the third inning to score Derek Norris and Coco Crisp. Those were the only runs Oakland scored in the 7-2 loss as Texas completed the three game sweep.9/18/2014 6:58:00 PM
Joe Mauer1BTwins first baseman Joe Mauer is a .167 hitter (3-for-18), with five strikeouts against Tigers' starter David Price.Mauer has had a disappointing season in 2014, and that trend could continue tonight versus one of Detroit's aces.9/17/2014 11:28:00 AM
HotKennys VargasDHTwins first baseman Kennys Vargas went 3-for-4 with two runs and a home run against the Tigers on Tuesday.Vargas scored the first run of the game and extended the Minnesota lead in the sixth with a solo home run. Vargas is batting .294 with eight home runs and 36 RBI in 180 at-bats this year.9/16/2014 11:45:00 PM
HotRicky NolascoSPTwins starter Ricky Nolasco pitched eight shutout innings, allowed five hits, struck out five and walked one in a no-decision against the Tigers on Tuesday.Nolasco was in line for the victory until Twins closer Glen Perkins yielded three runs in the top of the ninth. Minnesota rallied in the bottom of the inning to win, 4-3. Nolasco is 5-11 with a 5.34 ERA, but he has an ERA of 1.35 in his last three starts.9/16/2014 11:38:00 PM
Oswaldo ArciaRFTwins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia had to be taken out of Monday's game with upper back tightness.Arcia was 1-for-3, including his 18th homerun of the season, before bing removed. He has struggled from an average standpoint in 2014 (.231/.304/.456), but has shown nice power. Consider Arcia day-to-day going forward.9/16/2014 9:47:00 AM
Trevor MaySPTwins pitcher Trevor May struck out 10 and walked none in six innings against the White Sox on Sunday.May allowed three runs on five hits as well. The 24-year-old has now won his last three starts and is 3-4 on the year.9/14/2014 6:41:00 PM
Brian Dozier2BTwins second baseman Brian Dozier is 2-for-12 in his career against White Sox pitcher Hector Noesi.Dozier does have a home run against Noesi, but other than that, has struggled against the right hander. Dozier also struggled in a doubleheader on Saturday, going 0-for-7 in the two games combined.9/14/2014 11:18:00 AM


Cleveland
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
HotCorey KluberSPIndians pitcher Corey Kluber is making a case for the Cy Young.It may sound crazy, but after a ridiculous eight inning, 14-strikeout performance, Kluber definitely deserves some consideration. He is now 17-9 with a 2.53 ERA, pitching in an extremely tough division.9/21/2014 6:58:00 PM
HotMichael BrantleyLFIndians left fielder Michael Brantley continued his breakout season on Sunday.He finished the game 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI. Brantley now has 97 RBI on the year, ranking ninth in the AL.9/21/2014 6:55:00 PM
HotCorey KluberSPIndians pitcher Corey Kluber has been on a tear heading into his Sunday start against the Twins.He is 3-0 over his last three starts with a 1.11 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. Kluber has been a pleasant surprise all year for Cleveland, sporting a 16-9 record with a 2.54 ERA and 1.11 WHIP overall.9/21/2014 9:58:00 AM
T.J. HouseSPIndians starter T.J. House continued his strong September in Saturday's victory over Minnesota.Over the past 28 days, House has been terrific with a 2-0 record in five games started, and a 2.64 ERA during that span. After last night's win, he is now 4-3 on the year with a 3.43 ERA. Not a bad season for the rookie.9/21/2014 9:31:00 AM
Luis ValbuenaSSCubs third baseman Luis Valbuena is a lifetime .389 (7-for-18) hitter against Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke.Valbuena has three doubles and a walk as his OPS against Greinke is .977. The third baseman has 16 home runs and 49 RBI while hitting .248 this year.9/18/2014 2:47:00 PM
HotCorey KluberSPIndians pitcher Corey Kluber struck out a season-high 14 batters against the Astros on Tuesday to win his 16th game of the season.Kluber pitched seven innings, allowed one run, seven hits, and walked just two. He is 16-9 with a 2.42 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 244 strikeouts in 219 innings this year. Kluber is ranked sixth or higher in every one of those categories in the American League.9/17/2014 12:03:00 AM
Yan GomesCIndians catcher Yan Gomes went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Astros on Tuesday.Gomes hit a single in the fourth that Lonnie Chisenhall was able to score on after Astros left fielder Robbie Grossman committed a throwing error. Then, Gomes hit a two-run homer in the sixth to basically seal the victory. Gomes is batting .286 with 19 home runs and 64 RBI this season.9/16/2014 11:52:00 PM
Michael BournCFIndians center fielder Michael Bourn is hitting .355 (11-for-31) with two doubles in his career against Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.Bourn went 1-for-4 and hit a double on Saturday. He is hitting .264/.321/.374 with 27 extra-base hits, 26 RBI, 50 runs and 10 stolen bases this year.9/14/2014 11:12:00 AM
HotMichael BrantleyLFIndians left fielder Michael Brantley hit a two-run home run to give the Indians a 2-0 lead in the top of the first against the Tigers on Saturday, but Cleveland could not hold the lead and lost, 5-4.Brantley finished the game 2-for-4 and remains one of the hottest hitters around baseball. He is batting .417/.481/.521 in September. That's a 1.002 OPS. He has 20 hits in the month, and 17 of them have been singles. He also has eight RBI, seven runs and three steals.9/14/2014 9:43:00 AM
Ryan RaburnRFIndians utility man Ryan Raburn exited Saturday's game against the Tigers with a hyperextended left knee.Raburn left in the fourth. He walked in his one plate appearance in the game. Tyler Holt replaced him in right field.9/13/2014 8:49:00 PM