Byron Buxton is not in the Twins lineup on Sunday.
After playing in each of the Twins last five games, Buxton will be on the bench today when the Twins take on the Yankees. The highly touted 22-year-old has struggled to hit at the big league level in 2016, hitting .194 with one home run and nine runs batted in. Danny Santana will play centerfield and hit ninth for the Twins as they face Nathan Eovaldi today.
Trevor Plouffe has returned to the Twins lineup on Sunday.
Plouffe, who suffered a groin strain in the Twins game on Thursday, had not played in either of Minnesota's last two games. All things considered it was a pretty quick turn around when you consider that there was no real timetable given for his return. Plouffe has been bitten by the injury bug quite a bit this year, as he has only played in 52 out of the Twins 74 games in 2016. The 30-year-old corner infielder will be playing first base and hitting fifth for the Twins when they face Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi.
Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the Mets lineup on Sunday.
After going just 2-for-14 in his last three games, the 30-year-old Cabrera will get a day off on Sunday as the Mets take on Bud Norris and the Atlanta Braves. Cabrera has played in some capacity in every game so far this year for New York, so he's certainly earned himself a day off. He's hitting just .235 with four homers and six runs batted in for the month of June. Matt Reynolds will play shortstop and hit second for the Mets today.
Jeurys Familia is unavailable out the Mets bullpen on Sunday.
After picking up four saves in the last five games, Familia is going to be rested by Mets manager Terry Collins in an effort to try and keep his arm from getting fatigued. Familia is a perfect 26-for-26 in save opportunities, but will make way for either Hansel Robles or Erik Goeddel if there is a save opportunity tonight.
Brandon Nimmo is batting seventh in his Major League debut.
With Conforto going down to Triple-A, Nimmo will make his first ever start versus Bud Norris. Norris is not a good pitcher and this is a perfect chance for Nimmo to start off his MLB career on the right foot. Nimmo was the 13th overall pick back in 2011.
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