|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||500.00||32.00||.254||100.00||78.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Boston||24||3||0|| .276|| .208|| .125|
|vs Lackey (Career)||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||94||18||4|| .372|| .394|| .191|
|05/14/2013||Brandon Moss, 1B OAK||Ichiro Suzuki, RF NYY|
Josh Willingham, LF MIN
|05/14/2013||Josh Willingham, LF MIN|
Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS
|Jason Heyward, RF ATL|
Chris Archer, SP TB
Ross Detwiler, SP WAS
|05/14/2013||Evan Gattis, C ATL||Josh Willingham, LF MIN|
|Last 10 Games|
|Josh Willingham puts wrist issues behind|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Twins outfielder Josh Willingham returned to the starting lineup Sunday afternoon against the Orioles.
Willingham, who sat out Saturday with lingering soreness in his wrist, singled in the eighth inning and went 1 for 4 with a strikeout in a 6-0 loss.
Willingham is hitting .125 in his first 10 games in May. He has a .210/.388/.430 line with five homers and 15 RBI in 100 at-bats.
|Josh Willingham sits with wrist soreness|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) The Twins gave outfielder Josh Willingham a rest on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles. Willingham, who is batting just .208 with five homers and 15 RBI, does have some lingering soreness in his wrist, MLB.com reports.
The slugger, currently mired in an 0-for-14 slump over the last four games, has gone just 2 for 28 (.107) in May. He is available off the bench and should be considered day to day.
|Josh Willingham reaches base three times|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/13) Josh Willingham reached base three times Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Willingham went 2 for 4 with a single and a double for the Twins. He drove in one run. In the ninth inning, Willingham added a walk. In 82 at-bats this season, Willingham is hitting .244/.410/.512.
|Josh Willingham out of Friday's lineup|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/3/13) Twins outfielder Josh Willingham is out of Friday's lineup for a rest day, MLB.com reports.
Manager Ron Gardenhire is taking the opportunity to give Willingham two days off in a row following yesterday's open date. Willingham has played the last seven consecutive games. He is hitting .239/.400/.521 with five home runs.
|Josh Willingham homers, steals base in win|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(4/27/13) Twins outfielder Josh Willingham went 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs scored Saturday against the Rangers. Willingham also stole his first base in the 7-2 win.
The 34-year-old had a two-run shot off Derek Holland in the sixth inning and singled in the eighth. Willingham is batting .254 with four home runs and 12 RBI.
|Just when you think the days of players producing career-best numbers in their mid-30s are over, a guy like Josh Willingham comes along to remind us just how unpredictable baseball can be. It's not like he was a nobody prior to 2012. He was coming off a season in Oakland in which he swatted a career-high 29 homers, giving him at least 20 in four of his last six seasons. But he was on a completely different level last year, his 35 homers ranking ninth in all of baseball. Throughout his career, Willingham has had stretches when he looked like he might become that type of player, but he'd inevitably hit .185 one month, bringing his numbers back down to size. Naturally, then, Fantasy owners kept waiting for the cold streak to arrive last year, but it never did. Willingham just kept on slugging. Perhaps the performance was what he would have been doing all along if he hadn't encountered so many back problems in his career. Hey, the 145 games Willingham played last year were a career high. But even if that's the case, he's still likely to take a step back this year. What are the chances of him ducking injuries again, at age 34? Even though he ranked among the top 10 outfielders in 2012, the risk of regression makes Willingham no better than a top-30 option to begin 2013. (Updated 12/6/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/19/13||BOS||2:10 pm||John Lackey|
|5/20/13||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Julio Teheran|
|5/21/13||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Tim Hudson|
|5/22/13||@ ATL||12:10 pm||Paul Maholm|
|5/23/13||@ DET||7:08 pm||Rick Porcello|
|5/24/13||@ DET||7:08 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|5/25/13||@ DET||4:08 pm||Doug Fister|