MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Ryan allowed one run over six innings and was backed by solo homers from Byron Buxton and Gio Urshela as the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Guardians 3-1 on Sunday. Ryan (4-2) threw a career-high 103 pitches and struck out five, with his only blemish a fourth inning changeup that...
Urshela went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in a loss to the Guardians on Saturday. Urshela knocked in both of Minnesota's runs in the contest, blasting a 434-foot solo shot to center field in the fourth inning and plating another run with an infield single in the 10th. It's been a quiet start to Urshela's tenure in Minnesota, as he's slashing a modest .232/.288/.313 across 111 plate appearances.
MINNEAPOLIS — After two frustrating years, Astros ace Justin Verlander was uncertain about his baseball future. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched just one game in 2020 and 2021 combined, missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery. Verlander is back to his old self — just like that guy with all those no-hitters. Verlander missed out on his fourth no-no by five outs because of a former Yankee but still faced the minimum through eight innings, and Houston beat the Minnesota Twins 5-0 Tuesday night for its eighth straight win. “Having the game possibly yanked out from underneath you makes...
When the Yankees dealt catcher Gary Sánchez and third baseman Gio Urshela to the Minnesota Twins when the lockout was lifted, fans wished the pair well, hoping that a chance of scenery would be enough to reignite their former Baby Bomber’s power production from behind the plate (or the DH spot).
Urshela is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles. He'll give way at third base to Jose Miranda, who will make his MLB debut Monday after his call-up from Triple-A St. Paul. The addition of Miranda presents some competition for Urshela, though the 23-year-old prospect may also see at-bats at second base, first base or designated hitter. Urshela's absence from the lineup may be a byproduct of his 0-for-13 showing at the dish over his past three starts, but he's still holding down a serviceable .258 average on the season.
Urshela went 3-for-4 with a run and a RBI in a 7-1 win Thursday over Detroit. Urshela singled and scored in the second and drove in a run with another single in the sixth. He now has three multi-hit games in his last four appearances and has raised his batting average to .321. The journeyman has only one extra-base hit on the season, a homer on Opening Day, but has made up for it with a high average, a .393 OBP and just six strikeouts in 61 plate appearances.
Urshela will start at third base and bat third in Monday's game against the Red Sox, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Urshela will pick up his third straight start at the hot corner with the lefty-hitting Luis Arraez taking a seat against Boston southpaw Rich Hill. Arraez's ability to play multiple positions should continue to allow Urshela to pick up occasional starts against right-handed pitching, too, but the 30-year-old hasn't done much in a small sample of 24 plate appearances to warrant much excitement. He's hitting .227 with a home run, no stolen bases, three runs and two RBI in eight games.
Urshela went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-1 loss to Seattle. Urshela's 397-foot blast off Robbie Ray provided Minnesota's only run of the contest. Luis Arraez later pinch-hit for the 30-year-old in the ninth inning. Urshela registered a .720 OPS with 14 home runs through 442 plate appearances for the Yankees last season.
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Urshela started at third base and went 0-for-3 in Sunday's spring training win over Tampa Bay. Urshela will move to third base with the Twins signing Carlos Correa to play shortstop. Urshela will compete with Luis Arraez for the starting role, though the two could platoon. Arraez could also be used in a utility role and play nearly every day. Either way, both Arraez and Urshela are still expected to be in the regular mix for at-bats.
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