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2024 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .189 0 15 .556 3

Top Kyle Farmer News

  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Out with shoulder strain

    The Twins placed Farmer on the 10-day injured list Friday due to a right shoulder strain, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Farmer hasn't seen a ton of action in July with nine at-bats in six games, and it's unclear when he picked up the shoulder injury. The 33-year-old will be eligible to be activated early in the second half but is without an official timeline for his return.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Rejoins lineup for doubleheader

    Farmer (finger) will start at second base and bat ninth in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the White Sox.

    Farmer hadn't played in either of the Twins' last two games after he exited the team's 3-2 win over the Astros on Sunday, when he was hit on the index finger by a pitch. The injury is apparently a non-issue at this point, however, as Farmer will head back into the starting nine for the second leg of the twin bill. The right-handed-hitting Farmer typically makes most of his starts against left-handed pitching, but he'll face off against White Sox righty Drew Thorpe on Wednesday.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Still out of lineup

    Farmer (finger) isn't part of the starting nine for Tuesday's game against The White Sox.

    Farmer has primarily been a short-side platoon player for Minnesota this season, so his absence from the lineup on back-to-back nights with the Twins facing a right-handed pitcher isn't exactly out of the ordinary. However, Farmer exited Sunday's game against Houston after being hit by a pitch on his finger. Considering X-rays on his index finger came back negative, Farmer likely isn't dealing with anything more than bruising and soreness. The infielder could be back in the lineup as soon as Wednesday, with southpaw Drew Thorpe slated to start for Chicago.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Exits with sore hand

    Farmer left Sunday's 3-2 win over Houston in the sixth inning after getting hit by a pitch on his index finger in the fourth inning, Bobby Nightengale of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    X-rays administered after the game didn't show any fractures, so Farmer is likely just managing a sore or bruised finger. He went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts Sunday before departing, dropping his batting line to .192/.295/.269 over 149 plate appearances on the season. Farmer has largely served as a short-side platoon player in the Twins infield this season, seeing most of his starts against left-handed pitching.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Retreating to bench role Sunday

    Farmer is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.

    Farmer started at second base in Saturday's 5-2 loss, but he'll be back on the bench for the series finale. While Minnesota is at full strength in the infield save for Royce Lewis (quadricep), Farmer will likely be relegated to a short-side platoon role at second base with the lefty-hitting Edouard Julien, who is back in the lineup Sunday.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Returns to bench role

    Farmer is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.

    Farmer will hit the bench for Wednesday's series finale after he had started in each of the last five games (three at second base, two at third base). The platoon-happy Twins should continue to find room for the righty-hitting Farmer in the lineup when southpaws are on the mound for the opposition, but Farmer's opportunities at third base will likely become more scarce moving forward. Carlos Correa returned from the 10-day injured list Monday to take back an everyday role at shortstop, and Edouard Julien and Willi Castro look first in line to start at second and third base, respectively, when the Twins oppose righties.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Gets fourth straight start

    Farmer will start at second base and bat ninth in Monday's game against the White Sox.

    Farmer is included in the lineup for a fourth straight game, but his ongoing presence in the starting nine is a byproduct of the Twins facing three left-handed starting pitchers during that stretch. The 33-year-old is still expected to hit the bench when the Twins oppose right-handers more often than not.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Collects two hits in win

    Farmer went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's victory over the Angels.

    Farmer finally showed signs of breaking out of a terrible slump as he was hitting .100 (5-for-50) with a .390 OPS in his first 21 games. Farmer is splitting playing time at third base with Jose Miranda, with Royce Lewis (quad) and Carlos Correa (oblique) injured. Farmer will likely move to more of a bench role when Correa returns in the next few days with Willi Castro likely to get the most playing time at third base.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: RBI in loss

    Farmer went 1-for-3 with an RBI in a 4-2 loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Farmer has played in six games since Carlos Correa injured his oblique, bouncing between third base and shortstop over the past week. While the Twins have said Correa's injury is relatively minor, his return date remains unclear, which should open up opportunities for Farmer to get more at-bats. A lifetime .252 hitter, there's bound to be a bit of positive regression to the mean with Farmer batting .097 across 38 at-bats this season.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: On bench Saturday

    Farmer is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals.

    Farmer got the start at second base for the season opener Thursday and finished 0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts. With the Royals starting right-hander Seth Lugo on Saturday, Edouard Julien will draw the start at second base. However, Farmer may see most of his action at third base with Royce Lewis out a month or more with a quad injury. Willi Castro and Farmer are likely to platoon at third base in his absence.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Getting start against southpaw

    Farmer is starting at second base and batting seventh for the Twins in Thursday's opener versus the Royals.

    Farmer gets the nod at the keystone with the Royals starting southpaw Cole Ragans. The 33-year-old utility player had a .781 OPS against left-handed pitching last season for Minnesota.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Set to platoon at 2B

    Farmer looks set to platoon with Edouard Julien at second base and serve as the primary backup at shortstop, MLB.com reports. He's gone 1-for-9 in three games this spring.

    Julien could get more playing time if he improves against left-handed pitching, but Farmer should get steady starts at second base against lefties to begin the season. Farmer is a plus glove at second base, but his lack of premium power and lower contact rate (74.4%) exposes his deficiences with everyday duty.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Gets $6.3 million

    Farmer agreed to a one-year, $6.3 million contract with the Twins on Thursday that includes a $6.25 million mutual option for 2025, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    There's a $250K buyout if the club declines the 2025 option. Farmer is more valuable in real life than in fantasy, as he doesn't have big tools, but he can capably play any position on the infield. He slashed .256/.317/.408 with 11 home runs in 369 plate appearances last season while playing 20-plus games at second base, third base and shortstop.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Swats two-run homer

    Farmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run against the White Sox in a 10-2 win Thursday.

    Farmer's blast in the seventh inning gave the Twins a 6-0 lead and marked the end of Chicago starter Jose Urena's outing. It was the second straight game with a long ball for Farmer, marking the second time he has gone deep in back-to-back contests this season. Farmer is slashing .254/.311/.424 with 11 home runs, 36 RBI, 42 runs and one stolen base across 106 contests on the campaign.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Blasts three-run homer

    Farmer went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run in Monday's 20-6 win over the Guardians.

    Farmer slugged one of the Twins' three home runs against position player David Fry, who covered the final four innings of the contest to save the Guardians bullpen in a game Cleveland was already trailing by 10 runs when he took over in the top of the sixth. The 33-year-old utility player is now up to nine home runs on the season, with three coming in his last seven games.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Filling in for resting Julien

    Farmer will start at third base and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Rangers.

    Farmer will pick up a start against Texas lefty Jordan Montgomery while the lefty-hitting Edouard Julien exits the lineup. Though he's posted an .840 OPS since the All-Star break, Farmer's opportunities are likely to be limited mostly to facing left-handed pitching while the Minnesota infield is at close to full strength.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Belts homer in win

    Farmer went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks in Tuesday's 10-3 win over the Mariners.

    After a 23-game span with no homers, Farmer's gone deep in two of his last three games. The infielder is up to six long balls, 21 RBI, 29 runs scored and one stolen base while slashing .246/.313/.393 over 66 contests this season. Farmer should remain a fixture in the lineup versus left-handed pitchers, but he may lose more time against righties once Jorge Polanco (hamstring) returns from the injured list.

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  • Twins' Kyle Farmer: Breaks homer drought

    Farmer went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and two additional RBI in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

    After going without a home run for 23 games, Farmer took Freddy Tarnok yard in the seventh inning for his fifth long ball of the campaign. The multi-hit effort broke Farmer out of a slump during which he batted 5-for-34 (.147) over 14 games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Age: 33
School: Georgia
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: R, R