Addison Reed tossed a scoreless 15th inning on Monday to record his 25th save of the season against the Reds. He struck out two batters in the Appearance.
Reed has now thrown six-straight scoreless outings (six innings) and notched five save while posting a 7:4 K:BB. The 3.80 ERA has been a little on the rough side for fantasy owners, but his job security has been pretty solid all season long. Of course, with the trade deadline looming, his name has been kicked around in a few rumors, so stay alert should he be dealt.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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