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Joe Mauer (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment in Class-A Cedar Rapids next week.

Mauer has missed several weeks with an oblique strain, but finally seems to be close to returning. He will likely need at least a week of rehab games before he returns to the Twins, so you should expect him back with the big league club by the middle of August.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

1 Aug, 05:31 PMSource

Ricky Nolasco will start Tuesday at Class-A Cedar Rapids.

Nolasco will be making a rehab start as he returns from a flexor pronator injury. The days of Nolasco being a useful mixed league pitcher are long gone, but he still has some value in deeper AL-Only leagues. He's worth a gamble if you are desperate.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

1 Aug, 05:23 PMSource

Danny Santana CF, Brian Dozier 2B, Trevor Plouffe 3B, Josh Willingham LF, Kurt Suzuki C, Kenny Vargas 1B, Chris Colabello DH, Chris Parmelee RF, Eduardo Escobar SS, (Logan Darnell P)

1 Aug, 04:22 PM

Kevin Correia allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and no walks while striking out four batters over six innings in Thursday's loss to the Royals. 

Correia did not factor into the decision on Thursday after posting his best appearance in three trips to the mound. He is now 5-13 with a 4.96 ERA and 1.48 WHIP through 22 starts, while owning an unimpressive 58:31 K:BB rate over 123.1 innings. Even if his .300 BAA reverts back to his career average of .278 BAA, there is still very little to like about Correia as the season continues.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

1 Aug, 06:34 AM

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Danny Santana went 1-for-4, smacking his fourth home run of the season in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Royals. 

Santana continues to have himself a solid rookie campaign, now slashing .313/.347/.467 with four home runs, 22 RBI, 27 runs scored and six stolen bases. The Twins have been moving him around a lot in the batting order, but no matter where they put him he keeps producing, Until he shows signs of slowing down, he should remain in starting lineups deep league formats.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

1 Aug, 06:33 AM

Brian Dozier (left thumb) is planning to take batting practice Thursday and be available off the bench. 

If batting practice goes well and he does appear as a pinch-hitter, then we can assume that the injury is minor and we can call him day-to-day. If not, the Twins will have to re-evaluate him to see if a DL stint is necessary.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 06:20 PMSource

Twins signed catcher Kurt Suzuki to contract extension.

Terms have not yet been disclosed, but it shouldn't be more than a two-year deal probably given the fact that Josmil Pinto is supposed to assume the primary role in Minnesota.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 04:10 PMSource

Danny Santana CF, Eduardo Nunez SS, Trevor Plouffe 3B, Josh Willingham DH, Oswaldo Arcia RF, Chris Colabello 1B, Chris Parmelee LF, Eric Fryer C, Eduardo Escobar 2B, (Kevin Correia P)

31 Jul, 04:09 PM

The Twins are reportedly not close to a contract extension with C Kurt Suzuki.

With a few teams inquiring about Suzuki recently and Josmil Pinto waiting in the wings, the Twins probably aren't willing to give in to Suzuki's demands on either years or dollars. Look for them to deal him at the deadline if they get a decent offer.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 12:22 PMSource

Twins are calling up 1B/DH Kenny Vargas from Double-A New Britain.

Vargas was hitting .281 with 17 home runs and 63 RBI over 356 at-bats at Double-A. He'll take the roster spot vacated by the trade of Sam Fuld and should get the chance to work at first base while Joe Mauer is on the mend.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

31 Jul, 11:01 AMSource

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