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Rich Hill
Doesn't expect to miss time
PMinnesota Twins
Elbow
May 15, 2020
Hill (elbow) expects to be ready when spring training resumes, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Travis Blankenhorn
Sent to Rochester
3BMinnesota Twins  AAA
April 7, 2020
The Twins optioned Blankenhorn to Triple-A Rochester on March 9.
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Nick Gordon
Beginning year at Rochester
SSMinnesota Twins  AAA
April 7, 2020
The Twins optioned Gordon to Triple-A Rochester on March 9.
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Dakota Chalmers
Sent to Pensacola
PMinnesota Twins  AA
April 7, 2020
Chalmers was optioned to Double-A Pensacola on March 9.
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Michael Pineda
No suspension reduction
PMinnesota Twins
Suspension
March 29, 2020
If the 2020 season is less than 162 games due to the delay necessitated by the COVID-19 epidemic, the recent agreement between MLB and the MLB Players Association on a reduced season is believed to mean that Pineda will still need to serve the remaining 39 games of his drug suspension, Skor North 1500 KSTP-AM Minneapolis reports.
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Blaine Hardy
Undergoes Tommy John surgery
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
Elbow
March 27, 2020
Hardy underwent Tommy John surgery last week, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.
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Byron Buxton
Would have made Opening Day
OFMinnesota Twins
Shoulder
March 27, 2020
Buxton (shoulder) would have been in the Opening Day lineup had the season started on time Thursday, manager Rocco Baldelli told Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "Buck's rehab could not have gone smoother," Baldelli said. "Physically, mentally, he's in a tremendous spot."
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LaMonte Wade
Headed to minors
OFMinnesota Twins  AAA
March 26, 2020
Wade was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Sean Poppen
Optioned to minors
PMinnesota Twins  AAA
March 26, 2020
Poppen was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
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Ehire Adrianza
Set to serve as backup infielder
SSMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Adrianza will enter the season as the backup at shortstop and second base, Patrick Reusse of the Star Tribune reports.
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Max Kepler
Struggles in small sample
OFMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Kepler hit .158 with one double, two walks and four strikeouts in 21 plate appearances this spring prior to the shutdown.
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Luis Arraez
Struggles in Grapefruit League play
2BMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Arraez hit .103 with zero extra-base hits, three walks and six strikeouts in 32 plate appearances this spring.
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Josh Donaldson
Taking on leadership role
3BMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Donaldson hit .292/.320/.417 with three doubles and a 7:1 K:BB in 25 Grapefruit League plate appearances.
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Nelson Cruz
Mashed in Grapefruit League
DHMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Cruz went 10-for-23 with three home runs, two doubles and a walk during Grapefruit League play, good for a .435/.458/.913 slash line.
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Trevor May
Sets new velocity high
PMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
May set a new personal high by hitting 99.8 mph with his fastball during Grapefruit League play, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Zack Littell
Lights up radar gun
PMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Littell set a new personal high by hitting 97.3 mph with his fastball during Grapefruit League play, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Taylor Rogers
Ups fastball velocity
PMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Rogers raised his average fastball velocity this spring and gave up one run on six hits and one walk over five innings while striking out seven, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Jake Odorizzi
Stretched out on backfields
PMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Odorizzi only threw two innings during Grapefruit League play, but he honed his offspeed pitches and built up to 52 pitches on the backfields against minor-league hitters prior to the shutdown, LaVelle E. Neal of the Star Tribune reports.
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Miguel Sano
Getting comfortable at 1B
3BMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Sano has gotten more comfortable as a defender at first base, LaVelle E. Neal of the Star Tribune reports.
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Mitch Garver
Could be impacted by new schedule
CMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Garver could get fewer starts than originally anticipated if MLB comes out with a condensed schedule with fewer off days, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic speculates.
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Jake Cave
Battling for final bench spot
OFMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Cave will be battling LaMonte Wade for the final reserve outfield spot when play resumes, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Marwin Gonzalez
Strengthening knee during layoff
3BMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Gonzalez, who was working his way back from an offseason knee procedure, should be fully up to speed by the time the season starts, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Willians Astudillo
Odds of making roster increase
CMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Astudillo's odds of making the 26-man roster have increased due to the delayed start to the season, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Byron Buxton
Getting healthy during shutdown
OFMinnesota Twins
Shoulder
March 20, 2020
Buxton (shoulder) figures to be fully healthy by the time play resumes, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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Devin Smeltzer
Continuing work on slider
PMinnesota Twins
March 20, 2020
Smeltzer will use this shutdown period to improve his feel for a new slider, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
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