(6/24/2008) The Twins activated Nick Punto (hamstring) from the 15-day DL on Tuesday and sent Matt Macri back to the minors.
Macri on the cutting block
(6/22/2008) Twins 3B Matt Macri (calf) did not return to the starting lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks. It was the second straight game he missed. The team announced Sunday that Macri will be optioned to Triple-A Rochester before Tuesday's game against the Padres so they can bring Nick Punto (hamstring) off the DL.
Macri ready Saturday, doesn't play
(6/21/2008) Twins INF Matt Macri told manager Ron Gardenhire he was available to play after hurting his calf muscle the night before. Gardenhire decided to keep him out, however, and he didn't play Saturday.
Macri hurts calf running the bases
(6/20/2008) Twins 3B Matt Macri injured his left calf running to first base Friday against the Diamondbacks and came out of the game after playing in the field in the fourth inning. He is listed as day-to-day. He finished the game 1-for-1 with a run scored and two RBI.
Macri connects for first HR
(6/13/2008) Twins 3B Matt Macri managed the only run off Indians SP Aaron Laffey Thursday when he stroked a solo home run in the fifth. It also happened to be his first career homer. Macri finished 1-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to five games (6-for-18).
Twins' Macri gets start at second
(6/8/2008) Twins second baseman Alexi Casilla was scratched from the lineup against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday because of a sore lower back. Recently called up because of injuries in the infield, Casilla has a 10-game hitting streak and is 16-for-40 in that stretch. With Casilla out, shortstop Brendan Harris was scheduled to bat second, with Matt Macri playing second.
Twins recall Macri from Triple-A
(6/5/2008) The Twins placed SS Nick Punto on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring and recalled 3B Matt Macri from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.
Macri optioned to Triple-A
(6/5/2008) The Minnesota Twins activated right-hander Scott Baker from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday night, bringing their staff to 13 pitchers. Rookie infielder Matt Macri was optioned to Triple-A Rochester after collecting three hits in seven at-bats over four games. Baker will start Thursday against Baltimore, after spending the last month on the DL and in extended spring training trying to strengthen a strained right groin muscle.
Macri makes great major league debut
(5/25/2008) Minnesota's Alexi Casilla tied the score with a two-run homer in the third Saturday. Matt Macri, making his major league debut, added an RBI single in the fourth. Macri started at third base and had singles in his first two at-bats.
Twins add Macri for infield depth
(4:57 pm ET) Another problem for Minnesota's unstable middle infield has popped up. Shortstop Adam Everett was placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday with a strained right shoulder. The Twins announced infielder Matt Macri will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, but manager Ron Gardenhire spoke less than confidently before Thursday's game about the majors-ready options in the farm system. Brendan Harris, the original second baseman, has been playing more at shortstop, his natural position. Nick Punto (hamstring) and Matt Tolbert (thumb) are already on the DL, leaving the Twins awfully short in the infield. Punto could be back in a week, but Tolbert will likely miss two months or more.
(11/21/2007) Twins GM Bill Smith added three players to the 40-man roster Tuesday, right-hander Bobby Korecky and infielders Matt Macri and Matt Tolbert, and Minnesota now has 39 players on that protected list. A third baseman is the biggest need for the Twins, who are expected to acquire help at that position through a trade or free agency. Macri and Tolbert, who are both 25, could be darkhorse candidates for the job, or at least for a utility infield spot. "It'll be determined in February," Smith said. "They're on the roster because they've got ability. ... We'll let them come to spring training, and we'll let it play out and let the front office, the coaches and the manager decide."
Twins get 3B Macri from Rockies
(8/16/2007) The Twins traded seldom-used pitcher Ramon Ortiz to the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday for minor league infielder Matt Macri. The 25-year-old Macri began the season at Double-A Tulsa and batted .298 in 79 games. He spent three games with Triple-A Colorado Springs before the deal.