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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||54||20||2|| .404|| .481|| .370|
|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, RP MIN|
Robert Refsnyder, 2B NYY
|Last 10 Games|
Twins option 1B Kennys Vargas to Double-A on Wednesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/1/15) The Twins have optioned first baseman Kennys Vargas to Double-A Chattanooga following Wednesday's loss to the Reds, according to MLB.com. Vargas started on Wednesday and went 1 for 3 with a single and a strikeout.
Vargas has struggled all season, and was demoted to Triple-A earlier this season. He made his return to the majors on June 8, but hit just .240 (13 for 54) with two home runs and 17 strikeouts.
"I’m sure he’s not a happy gentleman right now but it’s probably the right thing for him to do," manager Paul Molitor said, per the Pioneer Press. "He's had a couple moments since he’s been back. He needs to go down there and get back to hitting."
The Twins are expected to announce a corresponding roster move on Thursday.
Twins DH Kennys Vargas goes 4 for 4 in Monday's win
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(6/22/15) Twins designated hitter Kennys Vargas was a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate to help lead the Twins to a 13-2 win over the White Sox on Monday.
Vargas drove in three runs when he hit a three-run home run off John Danks in the sixth inning. He finished the game with two runs scored and four RBI.
Prior to his four-hit game Monday, Vargas was hitting .167 with one home run and one RBI in his last 11 games.
Joe Mauer gets day off from field, Kennys Vargas to first for Twins
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/20/15) The Twins will give first baseman Joe Mauer a day off from the field on Saturday.
Mauer and Kennys Vargas will swap positions for the seventh time this year and second in the last three games. Vargas will play first and Mauer will DH.
Twins' Kennys Vargas hits game-winning homer vs. Cardinals
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6/18/15) Twins first baseman Kennys Vargas hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Thursday's 2-1 win over the Cardinals.
Vargas took a 1-1 pitch deep to right field to break the tie. It was Vargas' fourth home run of the season. Vargas finished day 2 for 4 and also had a single. His day broke a four-game hitless streak.
Vargas is now hitting .235/.273/.348 for the season.
Joe Mauer, Kennys Vargas swap positions for Twins
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/13/15) Twins first baseman Joe Mauer will get a break from playing the field on Saturday.
Mauer will play designated hitter for the seventh time this season and first time since May 14.
Mauer swaps places with Kennys Vargas, who moves from DH to first base. It's also Vargas' seventh start at the position and first since May 14.
|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/6/15||BAL||8:10 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
|7/7/15||BAL||8:10 pm||Kevin Gausman|
|7/8/15||BAL||1:10 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|
|7/9/15||DET||8:10 pm||David Price|
|7/10/15||DET||8:10 pm||Justin Verlander|
|7/11/15||DET||4:05 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|7/12/15||DET||2:10 pm||Kyle Ryan|