Doumit will be replaced by Oswaldo Arcia, who will bat seventh. Doumit has struggled to begin the season, hitting just .214/.281/.374 in 107 at-bats. He could return to the lineup Wednesday to face Dylan Axelrod.
Ryan Doumit beginning to rack up RBI
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Twins catcher Ryan Doumit heads into Monday's game against the White Sox with at least one RBI in seven of his last nine games. He's totaled nine in that span after managing just six RBI in his first 21 games.
Doumit is batting .242 (8 for 33) in his last nine games, but he's slugging .545 with an .835 OPS in that stretch. He also has one double, three homers, three walks and eight runs.
Ryan Doumit catching our attention
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Twins designated hitter Ryan Doumit seems to be heating up, vaulting his batting average above the Mendoza line with his last two games. After failing to homer in his first 24 games, he has two over the last two days, a sure sign that the veteran is finding his stroke.
Given that he is owned in just 42 percent of CBSSports.com Fantasy leagues, this might be the time to go grab him off waivers.
Remember, Doumit hit 18 home runs with an entirely respectable .275 batting average a year ago for the Twins. It also took him a while to heat up in 2012, as he had just one home run and a .250 batting average in April. If his season takes a similar path this time around, you're going to get a solid catcher-eligible player who hit better than .280 in three of the final five months of the season.
Doumit splits his time pretty evenly between designated hitter and catcher, which is enough to keep him fresh. In two-catcher Fantasy leagues, I see little reason not to own him now that he is shaking off the rust.
Ryan Doumit homers among four hits
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Minnesota designated hitter Ryan Doumit had a huge offensive game Wednesday as the Twins beat the Red Sox in Boston, 15-8.
Doumit recorded four hits in five at-bats and notched his second home run of the season. Doumit took starter Allen Webster deep in the first inning for a two-run blast.
He went 4 for 5 with two RBI and three runs scored. Doumit added a walk and is batting .244.
He's homered in back-to-back games and is 6 for 9 over that stretch with five runs scored and three RBI.
Ryan Doumit launches first homer
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) It took him 24 games, but Twins catcher Ryan Doumit unleashed his first home run of the season during Tuesday's contest against the Red Sox.
Doumit took starter Ryan Dempster deep in the seventh inning for a solo home run. He added a double and finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI in a 6-1 victory.
Doumit, who went deep 18 times last season, is hitting .212 with one home run and nine RBI in 85 at-bats.
Ryan Doumit hitting too many ground balls
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Take a look at Ryan Doumit's batted-ball numbers and you can see something is not right for the Twins' slugger. But to me that signals Doumit, whose ownership has dropped to 43 percent, being an ideal buy-low candidate.
Doumit's ground ball to fly ball ratio is a career-high 2.19 through 23 games, per FanGraphs.com. Doumit has historically been a groundball hitter, but his career GB/FB ratio is 1.17 and his groundball rate is 43.2 percent. His groundball rate after 23 games is a career-high 59.3 percent. Other troubling batted-ball numbers are a 12.5 percent infield fly ball rate (career average is 8.2 percent) and a zero percent home run to fly ball ratio (career average is 11.2 percent).
I'm well aware players can have bad years and dropping Doumit is certainly a viable option since losing a player like Doumit is not a catastrophic move. But his batted-ball numbers are out of whack, so if Doumit figures out what has been troubling him or if he just starts to get back to the norm, then advantageous Fantasy owners could reap the rewards.
Ryan Doumit behind the plate Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Twins designated hitter/catcher Ryan Doumit will get the start behind the plate Wednesday against the Tigers.
Doumit is hitting .197/.270/.299 to start the season. Wednesday will mark Doumit's seventh start of the year behind the plate. Joe Mauer should return to the team's lineup Friday.
Ryan Doumit still homerless in 2013
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Twins catcher Ryan Doumit is still looking for his first home run of the season after flying out in a pinch-hit appearance Friday night to end a 4-3 loss.
Doumit has a .194 batting average and hasn't homered in 69 plate appearances this season. He also started slow in the power department last season, hitting just one home run in April before collecting 17 the rest of the year.
Ryan Doumit picks up sixth RBI
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) Twins designated hitter Ryan Doumit drove in his sixth run of the season Monday during an 8-2 win over the Angels. Doumit went 1 for 5 in the game.
The catcher and DH for Minnesota batted fourth in the lineup and singled home Joe Mauer in the first inning to tie the score at 1-1.
Despite his six RBI, Doumit is batting just .174 for the Twins with just one multi-hit game. He has yet to homer and has just three extra-base hits all year (all doubles).
Ryan Doumit doubles in Twins' win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Twins designated hitter Ryan Doumit hit his first double of the season in the eighth inning of his team's 8-2 win over the Tigers Thursday. It was the first extra-base hit of the season for Doumit, who is hitting .154/.154/.231 in 13 plate appearances through three games.
Ryan Doumit is who he is
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/27/2013) So judging from some of the comments on his player page -- looking at you, slappzilla and mvc421 -- we apparently haven't talked enough about Ryan Doumit this spring.
I've got news for you fellas: Last year was the time to talk about him. Last year, when he was getting a new role with the Twins. Last year, when he was still something of an unknown after so many injury-plagued years with the Pirates. Last year, he showed us what he could do with full-time at-bats, and it what was nothing special. He hit a few more homers than the average catcher, but not so many that anyone would be excited about drafting him earlier than Round 18 or so.
Doumit, who turns 32 April 3, is what he is, and what he is isn't so worthy of discussion.
Twins to carry two catchers
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) With the demotion of Drew Butera to Triple-A Rochester Monday, the Twins are going to open the season with two catchers on the roster -- Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit.
"We're going to go with two catchers, and that's about as simple as I can put it," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said, per MLB.com. "We're looking for a little more thump off our bench. And unfortunately, [Butera] got into that squeeze. He'll be back."
Doumit likely done for season
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (10/2/2012) Minnesota catcher Ryan Doumit is likely to be shut down for the season due to a thumb injury, reports MLB.com Monday.