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Twins' Max Kepler: On bench Sunday
Kepler is out of the lineup Sunday versus the White Sox.
When Kepler is not in the starting lineup there is typically a lefty on the mound. On Sunday, however, he is not in the lineup versus righty Dylan Cease. Andrew Stevenson will start in his place, batting seventh.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: On bench against lefty
Kepler will sit against southpaw David Peterson and the Mets on Saturday.
Kepler has now started against just one of the last seven lefties the Twins have faced. As has been the case for most of the second half, it will be platoon partner Matt Wallner who starts in right field.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Heads to bench Saturday
Kepler is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rangers.
Kepler doesn't always sit against lefties, but that will be the case Saturday with Jordan Montgomery starting for Texas. Jordan Luplow is picking up the start in left field while Matt Wallner moves to right field.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Idle against lefty
Kepler is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
Kepler will bow out of the starting nine along with fellow left-handed hitter Edouard Julien while the Rangers bring southpaw Jordan Montgomery to the hill. Matt Wallner will fill in for Kepler in right field.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Sitting against lefty
Kepler is not in the lineup Tuesday versus the Brewers.
Kepler is not starting with lefty Wade Miley taking the mound for Milwaukee. Matt Wallner will take Kepler's spot in right field and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: On bench Sunday
Kepler is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.
Pittsburgh's opener (Ryan Borucki) for Sunday's contest is a lefty, which will be enough to keep Kepler in the dugout to begin Sunday's contest. Matt Wallner (hand) will shift to right field while Jordan Luplow receives a start in left.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Sitting versus lefty
Kepler isn't in the Twins' lineup Sunday against the Phillies.
With lefty Ranger Suarez starting on the mound for Philadelphia, the left-handed bat of Kepler will stay put in Minnesota's dugout to begin Sunday's contest. Matt Wallner will take Kepler's spot in right field and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Back in lineup Wednesday
Kepler (foot) will start in right field and bat third Wednesday in Detroit.
Kepler didn't start in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers after exiting Monday's win following a hit-by-pitch on the right foot. He's feeling fine now and will step back into his usual spot in the outfield for the penultimate game of the series.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Exits with sore toe
Kepler left Monday's win over Detroit after getting hit by a pitch in the right foot in the eighth inning. However, he was moving around well after the game, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Kepler was set to leave the game anyway amid a blowout win, so his issue is likely minor. However, Kepler broke his pinky toe after getting hit by a pitch last year and it had a negative impact on the rest of his season. Kepler has been wielding a hot bat since the All-Star break, as he's hitting .313 with six home runs and a .958 OPS in 23 games since July 14.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Not in Tuesday's lineup
Kepler (foot) is absent from the lineup for Tuesday's game in Detroit.
Kepler had to leave Monday's win over the Tigers in the eighth inning after being hit on the right foot by a pitch. All indications were that his removal was precautionary, so his absence from the lineup Tuesday could simply be due to Detroit starting left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Matt Wallner is in right field Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Logs three hits, including homer
Kepler went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored Saturday in a 12-1 victory versus Arizona.
Kepler launched a 435-foot solo shot to center field in the sixth inning that gave the Twins a 10-1 lead. It was his second straight contest with a long ball, and the veteran outfielder has gone deep five times over 21 games since the All-Star break. Kepler is batting .320 (24-for-75) with 11 RBI and 16 runs over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Socks 15th homer
Kepler went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 10-7 loss to the Royals.
The 30-year-old outfielder took Jose Cuas deep in the sixth inning as he remains locked in at the plate following the All-Star break. Kepler is slashing .322/.359/.576 over his last 15 games with six doubles and three of his 15 homers on the year, but that hot streak has managed to raise his season OPS to only .744.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Goes to bench against lefty
Kepler is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.
He'll take a seat for the series finale along with fellow left-handed hitters Edouard Julien and Joey Gallo. Kepler had started in each of Minnesota's last eight games, batting .303 with a home run, four doubles, seven runs and three RBI during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Sitting Thursday
Kepler is not in Thursday's lineup against the Mariners.
Kepler, who is hitting .360 with two home runs over his last six games, will surprisingly go to the bench with righty George Kirby on the mound for Seattle. Matt Wallner, who also hits left-handed, is starting in right field and batting cleanup.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Homers in win
Kepler went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Mariners.
Kepler has found a groove against Mariners pitching, going 6-for-13 with two homers, two doubles and six RBI over his last three games. The outfielder is up to 14 long balls on the season while slashing .224/.291/.439 with 36 RBI and 32 runs scored through 70 contests. He's struggled to put together extended runs of success this year -- his active six-game hitting streak is his longest of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Fuels comeback attempt
Kepler went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and a double in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Mariners.
Kepler took Mariners reliever Ty Adcock deep in the ninth inning, but the Twins came up a run short. After logging four multi-hit efforts in a five-game span between June 30 and July 4, Kepler went just 3-for-26 across the next seven contests. The outfielder hasn't showed much consistency in 2023 with a .214/.283/.418 slash line, but he's up to 13 homers, 33 RBI, 29 runs scored and six doubles through 68 games.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Takes seat versus lefty
Kepler is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.
The Twins are going with a right-handed-heavy lineup to counter Orioles southpaw Cole Irvin, so Kepler and fellow left-handed hitters Joey Gallo and Edouard Julien will head to the bench. Willi Castro and Alex Kirilloff will serve as the Twins' starters in the corner outfield in place of Kepler and Gallo.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Sitting Wednesday
Kepler is not in Wednesday's lineup against Atlanta.
Kepler has made just three starts this season against southpaws, and he will head to the bench with lefty Kolby Allard on the hill for Atlanta. Joey Gallo will start in right field and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Not starting Sunday
Kepler is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Detroit.
Kepler has found his power stroke of late with three homers in his past five games, but he finds himself on the bench for Sunday's series finale. Joey Gallo will move to right field while Willi Castro receives a start in left.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Max Kepler: Goes deep in second straight game
Kepler went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in a 5-4 extra-inning win against Boston on Wednesday.
Kepler produced Minnesota's first run of the contest with an RBI single in the second inning and swatted a solo shot in the sixth. It was the second straight game with a long ball for the veteran outfielder, and he's already matched his homer total over 115 games last season with nine through 48 contests in 2023. Kepler has struggled overall with a .200 batting average on the campaign, though 14 of his 31 hits have gone for extra bases.... See More ... See Less
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