Game 33: Minnesota Twins @ Detroit Tigers

Minnesota Twins (18-14) at Detroit Tigers (19-13)

Where: Comerica Park – Detroit, MI

First Pitch: 8:05 ET

TV/Radio: FSD, MLB.TV, 97.1 The Ticket

Weather: Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 41 F. Winds WNW at 15 to 20 MPH. 10% chance of rain.

Probably pitchers: Kyle Gibson (3-2, 2.97 ERA) vs. Alfredo Simon (4-1, 3.44 ERA)

Lineups

Minnesota Twins

  1. Brian Dozier, 2B
  2. Torii Hunter, RF
  3. Joe Mauer, 1B
  4. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
  5. Kurt Suzuki, C
  6. Kendrys Vargas, DH
  7. Eduardo Escobar, LF
  8. Aaron Hicks, CF
  9. Danny Santana, SS

Detroit Tigers

  1. Anthony Gose, CF
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. J.D. Martinez, RF
  6. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  8. James McCann, C
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Injury Report

Minnesota Twins

Twins Date Status Due Back Injury Notes
Arcia, Oswaldo (RF) 05/04 15-day DL TBD Right hip flexor strain Placed on 15-day DL on May 4.
Fien, Casey (P) 05/09 15-day DL Likely May Right shoulder strain Placed on 15-day DL on April 30; was expected to start throwing program May 8.
Nunez, Eduardo (LF) 05/09 15-day DL TBD Left oblique strain Placed on 15-day DL on May 5 retroactive to April 30.
Stauffer, Tim (P) 05/07 15-day DL Likely May Right intercostal strain Placed on 15-day DL on May 1; began throwing program week of May 4.

Detroit Tigers

Tigers Date Status Due Back Injury Notes
Avila, Alex (C) 05/09 15-day DL Possibly late June Loose bodies in left knee Placed on 15-day DL on May 9 retroactive to May 8; arthroscopic surgery likely as of May 9 update.
Iglesias, Jose (SS) 05/12 Any day Possibly May 12 Groin tightness Not in starting lineup May 7-10.
Nathan, Joe (P) 05/09 Out for Season Likely 2016 Recovering from April 2015 Tommy John surgery. Underwent Tommy John surgery on April 29; transferred to 60-day DL on May 8.
Price, David (P) 05/09 Any day Possibly May 14 Right hamstring Exited game early May 8; underwent MRI on May 9.
Rondon, Bruce (P) 05/09 15-day DL Possibly late May Right biceps tendinitis Threw to live hitters April 30; played light catch May 8.
Verlander, Justin (P) 05/09 15-day DL Possibly late May Right triceps strain Threw long-toss from 90 feet May 8.
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Transactions

Minnesota Twins

Date Transaction
05/12/15 Minnesota Twins sent RHP Tim Stauffer on a rehab assignment to Rochester Red Wings.
LF Shane Robinson roster status changed by Minnesota Twins.
Minnesota Twins recalled Aaron Hicks from Rochester Red Wings.
05/06/15 Minnesota Twins selected the contract of SS Doug Bernier from Rochester Red Wings.
05/05/15 Minnesota Twins placed 3B Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 30, 2015. Left oblique strain.
05/04/15 Minnesota Twins placed LF Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list. Right hip flexor strain
Minnesota Twins recalled Eddie Rosario from Rochester Red Wings.
05/02/15 Minnesota Twins activated LHP Brian Duensing from the 15-day disabled list.
Minnesota Twins activated RHP Ricky Nolasco from the 15-day disabled list.
Minnesota Twins optioned LHP Caleb Thielbar to Rochester Red Wings.
Minnesota Twins optioned LHP Tommy Milone to Rochester Red Wings.
05/01/15 Minnesota Twins recalled Ryan Pressly from Rochester Red Wings.
Minnesota Twins placed RHP Tim Stauffer on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 30, 2015. Right intercostal strain

Detroit Tigers

Date Transaction
05/09/15 Detroit Tigers placed C Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 8, 2015. Loose bodies in his left knee
Detroit Tigers recalled Bryan Holaday from Toledo Mud Hens.
05/08/15 Detroit Tigers transferred RHP Joe Nathan from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. April 2015 Tommy John surgery
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