Player Notes - Minnesota and Cleveland
Minnesota
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Trevor Plouffe3BTwins third baseman Trevor Plouffe smacked a homer on Monday afternoon.He finished 2-for-5 with the homer being a three-ruin shot. Plouffe is not hitting .270 with seven homers and 25 RBI so far this season.5/25/2015 7:37:00 PM
Ricky NolascoSPTwins starter Ricky Nolasco was great Monday against the Red Sox.He went 7 2/3 innings and gave up two runs on seven hits, while striking out five. Nolasco is now 5-1, but does have a 5.12 ERA.5/25/2015 7:35:00 PM
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


Cleveland
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Carlos Santana1BIndians first baseman Carlos Santana hit a home run and walked twice on Monday afternoon.Santana finished 1-for-3 with two runs scored. He is now hitting .224 with five home runs and 24 RBI so far this season.5/25/2015 7:50:00 PM
Carlos Santana1BIndians first baseman Carlos Santana was 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored in the, 5-2, victory over the Reds on Sunday.Santana scored in the third on David Murphy's single. Santana then picked up his RBI on a single in the eighth. He is batting .221 with four home runs and 23 RBI in 140 at-bats this season.5/24/2015 5:24:00 PM
Trevor BauerSPIndians starter Trevor Bauer threw 7 2/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits in the, 5-2, victory over the Reds on Sunday.Bauer also struck out four and didn't walk a batter. He is 4-1 with a 3.02 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings on Sunday.5/24/2015 5:21:00 PM
Yan GomesCIndians catcher Yan Gomes has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.Gomes missed six weeks with a right MCL sprain, which was good news considering his timetable for return was 6-8 weeks. He probably won't catch back-to-back games to start, so Roberto Perez will still see quite a bit of action, but it is safe to take Gomes off the DL spot.5/24/2015 11:00:00 AM
Corey KluberSPIndians pitcher Corey Kluber had his third straight excellent start, pitching eight innings and allowing just one run on nine hits versus the Reds on Saturday.Kluber also had seven strikeouts and no walks. In his last three starts, Kluber has allowed just two runs in 25 innings. He also has 37 strikeouts and just one walk during that span. Kluber is 2-5 with a 3.49 ERA this season.5/23/2015 7:49:00 PM
Jason Kipnis2BIndians second baseman Jason Kipnis had the game-winning double in the, 2-1, victory over the Reds on Saturday.Kipnis was 2-for-4 with the double coming in the eighth. Michael Bourn scored on the hit. Kipnis is having an incredible May, hitting .463/.546/.732 with three home runs and 12 RBI.5/23/2015 7:43:00 PM
Michael BrantleyLFIndians left fielder Michael Brantley is not in Saturday afternoon's starting lineupNo injury, just a routine day off. Brantley has continued to build on last year's success and is batting .319 with four homers, 26 RBI, 20 runs and a half dozen stolen bases.5/23/2015 12:48:00 PM
Carlos Santana1BIndians first baseman Carlos Santana is back in the lineup for Thursday's contest against the White Sox.Santana missed the past four games with back spasms, but is ready to roll for Thursday night.5/21/2015 6:06:00 PM
Yan GomesCIndians catcher Yan Gomes is expected to begin a rehab assignment of Friday and could return to the Indians lineup as soon as Sunday.Gomes hit .278 with 21 home runs and 71 RBI last season and was a huge fantasy asset behind the plate. He'll likely split time when he returns until the team is sure his knee can handle catching everyday.5/21/2015 10:15:00 AM
Brandon MossLFIndians 1B/OF Brandon Moss hit a solo home run in the, 3-1, victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.Moss has six home runs this season. He is slashing .232/.288/.440 with 24 RBI and 15 runs in 125 at-bats.5/19/2015 11:24:00 PM