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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||600.00||23.00||.258||80.00||74.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Vargas (Career)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||38||14||1|| .415|| .447|| .368|
|12/26/2014||Kennys Vargas, DH MIN||Justin Verlander, SP DET|
Oswaldo Arcia, RF MIN
|12/22/2014||Kennys Vargas, DH MIN|
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
|Mike Minor, SP ATL|
Jurickson Profar, 2B TEX
|12/21/2014||Kennys Vargas, DH MIN||Alex Meyer, SP MIN|
Robert Refsnyder, 2B NYY
|Last 10 Games|
Twins DH Kennys Vargas thriving since demotion to Triple-A
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/26/15) Twins DH Kennys Vargas has been crushing the baseball following his demotion to Triple-A Rochester. Vargas homered for the third time in six games Monday.
He has a .409/.458/.864/1.322 slash line since joining the Rochester lineup. He has hit safely in all but one game. He also has one double, two walks, five strikeouts, six walks and six runs.
Vargas was demoted to the minors last week after batting .248 with three home runs, 10 RBI and 30 strikeouts in 29 games for Minnesota.
Twins to activate Eduardo Nunez on Tuesday, option Kennys Vargas
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/17/15) The Twins are expected to activate Eduardo Nunez from the disabled list on Tuesday and option Kennys Vargas to Triple-A, according to MLB.com. The team later confirmed the report.
Nunez has been on the 15-day DL with an oblique injury, but has taken batting practice as recently as Sunday. He was hitting .409 with two RBI in 22 at-bats before going on the DL.
Vargas has slowed down after his hot start. He is hitting .250 with 10 RBI in 104 at-bats this season.
"He needs to go down there and work on his game," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "Trying to take the pressure off him. It's not unusual for a guy to have to do that at some juncture. So it's best for him in the short-term."
Molitor wants Vargas to take the opportunity to work on his confidence at the plate.
"I think more than mechanics right now, it's more about what's in his head when he gets into the batter's box," Molitor said. "You have a guy who can be a valuable part of the middle of your lineup and can be a run producer, but through 100 at-bats it really hasn't happened for him so I think the best thing for him is to go down there and try to find a groove and relax a little bit and hopefully play better."
Twins' Kennys Vargas out of lineup again Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/17/15) Twins designated hitter Kennys Vargas is out of the lineup for a second straight game on Sunday.
"I think it's good for him to back off a little bit now and then," manager Paul Molitor said before the game, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "We've been doing that. I'm sure it's tough for him. Try to let him know to keep working and your name is going to be called at some point and come back and hopefully he can contribute."
Vargas has picked things up offensively in May, going 15 for 40 with two home runs and six RBI after ending April with a .172/.232/.234 line. However, he's also struck out five times in his last three games.
Twins shuffle Hicks, Escobar, Rosario on Wednesday with Vargas out
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/13/15) The Twins gave slugger Kennys Vargas the night off Wednesday night against the Tigers, per MLB.com.
With Vargas out of the lineup for the second time since Sunday, the club moved Eddie Rosario to left field, Aaron Hicks to center and moved Eduardo Escobar to designated hitter.
Minnesota is considered an underdog (+121) against left-hander Kyle Lobstein and the Tigers. The current Twins roster is hitting .348 (8 for 23) against the Southpaw.
Twins DH Kennys Vargas returns to the starting lineup on Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/12/15) Twins slugger Kennys Vargas is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers. Vargas was given the day off on Sunday, though he is starting to emerge from his season-long slump at the plate.
Vargas, who will be the designated hitter and bat sixth in the order, owns a batting line of .414/.452/.621 in eight games this month. The hot streak has brought his season batting average to .247, to go along with his three home runs and 10 RBI.
Torii Hunter, who was the DH on Sunday, is back in right field on Tuesday, while youngster Eddie Rosario gets the day off.
|2014 summary: The Twins brought Kennys Vargas straight from Double-A to the majors at the July 31 trade deadline, as the 24-year-old filled the roster spot created by Sam Fuld's departure to Oakland. Vargas established himself as a staple in the lineup quickly, homering four times in his first 19 games while batting .316 over that stretch. The switch-hitter kept the power coming, finishing with nine home runs in 53 games, but his batting average dropped to .274 by season's end.|
Playing time status: Vargas will return as the Twins' designated hitter, and he could spell Joe Mauer occasionally at first base, as he did in 13 games last season.
2015 outlook: Vargas' ability to hit for power at the major league level, particularly for a player who trends as a ground ball hitter, was impressive, and it may also be hard to sustain over a full season. In the minors, he showed he was capable of making more frequent contact, and he will have to exercise better plate discipline if he is to hit for average as he did early on. Vargas looks like a regression candidate, and especially with the risk that he doesn't earn first base eligibility, he can be saved for the later rounds in standard mixed league drafts.
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