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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||199.00||3.00||.261||21.00||26.00||10.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Vargas (Career)||15||5||0|| .533||.333||.333|
|vs LHP||3||1||0|| .333|| .667|| .333|
|Last 10 Games|
Trevor Plouffe gets the afternoon off after Friday's walkoff HR
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/18/15) The Twins gave Trevor Plouffe the afternoon off after his heroic performance the previous night, per MLB.com. Plouffe belted a walkoff home run in the 11th inning to take down the Indians, 3-2. Utility man Eduardo Nunez will get the start and hit eighth for Minnesota against Danny Salazar.
Friday's home run was Plouffe's fifth hit of the season. He is hitting .143/.231/.343 with two homers and two RBI over 39 plate appearances.
Twins' Oswaldo Arcia, Kennys Vargas out of lineup Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/12/15) Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia and designated hitter Kennys Vargas are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against lefty Chris Sale and the White Sox.
The team is going righty-heavy against Sale, with Joe Mauer, who is serving as the team's designated hitter Sunday, the only lefty in the lineup. Third baseman Trevor Plouffe moves across the diamond to play first base, while Eduardo Escobar and Eduardo Nunez enter the lineup in place of Arcia and Vargas.
The Twins are underdogs (+135) against the White Sox Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.
Rays' rotation hopeful Matt Andriese goes five strong in start
|(3/25/15) Competing for a spot in the Rays' starting rotation, Matt Andriese threw 75 pitches over five innings Wednesday against the Twins, allowing no earned runs, three hits, six strikeouts and one walk.
Andriese retired his first six batters before allowing a double to Twins third basemen Eduardo Nunez.
"I thought I commanded the strike zone with the sinker today," Andriese said. "Just throwing all of my pitches for strikes. The cutter was good on both sides of the plate and the sinker as well."
Andriese's numbers for the spring include a 1.10 ERA, 10 strikeouts and six walks in 16 1/3 innings.
Twins lock up Plouffe, Fien, Nunez for 2015
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Twins have avoided arbitration with third baseman Trevor Plouffe, shortstop Eduardo Nunez, and reliever Casey Fien agreeing on 2015 salaries of $4.8 million, $1.025 million and $1.275 million respectively, according to St. Paul Pioneer Press and MLB.com.
Plouffe hit .258 with 14 home runs, 40 doubles and 80 RBI in 136 games in 2014. Nunez, a first-time arbitration qualifier, hit .250/.271/.382 with four homers, 24 RBI and nine stolen bases in 213 plate appearances. Fien posted a 3.98 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 63 1/3 innings in 2014.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/21/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|
|4/22/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|4/24/15||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|4/25/15||@ SEA||9:10 pm||James Paxton|
|4/26/15||@ SEA||4:10 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|
|4/27/15||DET||8:10 pm||David Price|
|4/28/15||DET||8:10 pm||Anibal Sanchez|