Brandon Moss went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, and a run scored against the Nationals on Friday.
Moss has now connected for two homers over his last five games, resulting in six RBI over that stretch. He is now sitting on a .267 average with six homers and 28 RBI through 116 at-bats, and should have no issues holding down a permanent spot in the Athletcis starting lineup after a sold start. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Mike Pelfrey was demoted to the bullpen for the start of the season.
Pelfrey lost out to Tommy Milone for the fifth starter's job, but that hardly seems like a surprise. His move to the pen means that he's probably not even going to see much of a chance even if the Twins need a spot start as they can always bring back Trevor May who also looked better than Pelfrey. You can feel good about ignoring Pelfrey in all fantasy formats. Analysis: Howard Bender
Danny Santana will be the Twins Opening Day starting shortstop.
Eduardo Escobar and Eduardo Nunez were both being considered, but the job was really Santana's to lose. He picked up right where he left off last year, batting .341 (15-for-44), but he did strike out nine times to one walk. We don't expect him to post another .400-plus BABIP this year, so don't expect the batting average to stay as high as it was last season. Analysis: Howard Bender