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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
86-74 7-3 W1
76-84 4-6 W2
76-84 6-4 L1
61-99 4-6 L1
55-105 7-3 W1

2023 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .221 6 31 .595 1

Top Christian Vazquez News

  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Reaches three times in win

    Vazquez went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over Cincinnati.

    Vazquez reached base three times Wednesday and came around to score the Twins' second run in the top of the eighth after leading off the inning with a double. The backstop then stole his first base of the season in the ninth before coming home a second time on a Jorge Polanco single, giving Minnesota a 5-3 lead. Vazquez had failed to record a hit in his previous four games coming in and is still batting just .194 in September following the two-hit performance.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Sitting out Tuesday

    Vazquez is not in the lineup for Tuesday's contest in Cincinnati.

    Vazquez started Monday's series opener but will begin this one on the bench. Ryan Jeffers will do the catching for Kenta Maeda.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Goes deep in win

    Vazquez went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in Tuesday's 8-3 win over Cleveland.

    Breaking out of a 1-for-22 slump that had encompassed his previous seven games, Vazquez reached base in all four plate appearances Tuesday, including a sixth-inning solo shot that tied the game at 3-3. The 33-year-old backstop is now hitting .222 with six home runs, 28 RBI and 30 runs scored across 88 games (304 plate appearances) on the season.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Losing work to Jeffers

    Vazquez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Guardians.

    The Twins' catching timeshare has tilted in favor of Ryan Jeffers of late, leaving less playing time available for Vazquez. The 33-year-old will be on the bench Wednesday for the fourth time in the last six games.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Remains out of lineup

    Vazquez is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Guardians.

    Vazquez and Ryan Jeffers alternated the starts over the last seven games, but the pattern will break Monday, as Jeffers will get the nod behind the plate for the second time in as many days.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Resting Sunday

    Vazquez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.

    Vazquez will sit out the day game after a night game, affording Ryan Jeffers a turn behind the plate. After he entered the series versus Texas with a five-game hitting streak, Vazquez went 0-for-7 over his two starts against the Rangers.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Swats fourth homer

    Vazquez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Brewers.

    Vazquez notched his fourth long ball of the season and his first since July 26 on Tuesday, taking Wade Miley yard in the second inning with Kyle Farmer aboard. Though Vazquez has been a poor source of power this season, he's been a quality bat since the All-Star break (21 games), batting .274 with 10 runs scored and nine RBI while striking out at an 18.4 percent clip.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Out Wednesday, but gaining reps

    Vazquez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

    Though he's on the bench for the day game after a night game, Vazquez may have supplanted Ryan Jeffers as the Twins' preferred catcher for the time being. Vazquez started behind the dish in four of the previous five contests and went 6-for-16 with a home run, two doubles, five runs and two RBI.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Retreats to bench Sunday

    Vazquez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.

    Vazquez will hit the bench after he went 5-for-12 with two doubles and four runs while starting behind the dish in each of the last three contests. Ryan Jeffers wasn't available for either of the last two games due to back soreness, but now that Jeffers has been cleared to start Sunday, Vazquez could find himself back in a timeshare at catcher.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Out of Tuesday's lineup

    Vazquez is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

    It's the second straight game on the bench for Vazquez, who has a .259/.271/.397 slash line in 17 contests since the All-Star break. Ryan Jeffers is working behind the plate and batting sixth Tuesday.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Back to bench Wednesday

    Vazquez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers.

    Vazquez and Ryan Jeffers continue to alternate starts behind the dish, and it'll be the latter's turn to catch Wednesday. Since the All-Star break, Vazquez has been a serviceable performer with a .256 average, two home runs and seven RBI in 13 games, but being stuck in a timeshare with Jeffers limits his overall fantasy upside.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Sitting Monday

    Vazquez is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Tigers, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Vazquez will give way to Ryan Jeffers behind the dish for the series opener. The two backstops have now alternated starts at catcher over the last eight games.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Not in Tuesday's lineup

    Vazquez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game at St. Louis, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Vazquez started the past two games but will take a seat for Tuesday's series opener. Ryan Jeffers will step in behind the plate to catch for righty Pablo Lopez.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Homers, tallies three hits

    Vazquez went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's loss against the Mariners.

    Vazquez jumped on the first pitch he saw from Bryce Miller in the bottom of the third and launched it over the wall in left-center field to give the Twins their first run of the game. The catcher then added an RBI single with two outs in the sixth to bring Minnesota back within one run of Seattle and finished the day with three hits for only the third time this season. The home run was just Vazquez's third of the year, though two of those long balls have come within his last seven games. He's batting .363 over that seven-game stretch with five RBI and four extra-base hits.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Day off Tuesday

    Vazquez isn't in the Twins' lineup Tuesday against the Mariners.

    After going 1-for-3 with an RBI on Monday, Vazquez will get a breather for Tuesday's contest. Ryan Jeffers will take over behind the dish and bat eighth.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Sitting Sunday

    Vazquez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

    He'll get a breather for the day game after going 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a run while playing all nine innings behind the dish in Saturday's 3-2 win. Ryan Jeffers will draw the start at catcher in the series finale.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Not in Friday's lineup

    Vazquez is not in the lineup for Friday's contest against the White Sox.

    The Twins will go with Ryan Jeffers behind the plate as the club continues to rotate starts between its catchers. Vazquez has gone just 4-for-32 at the plate so far in July.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: Absent from lineup

    Vazquez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Mariners.

    He and Ryan Jeffers have alternated starts at catcher since the All-Star break and it will be Jeffers catching for Kenta Maeda in this one. Vazquez went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's contest.

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  • Twins' Christian Vazquez: On bench Monday

    Vazquez is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners.

    Vazquez and Ryan Jeffers have now alternated turns behind the plate through the Twins' first four games out of the All-Star break. A rough timeshare between the two could remain in place for the foreseeable future, but Vazquez isn't likely to fade from the picture completely after signing a three-year, $30 million deal with the Twins over the winter.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Age: 33
Experience: 8
Bats/Throws: R, R