Minnesota Twins Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Sano is not in the lineup Friday in Cleveland due to an illness.
Impact: Even if he's feeling better Sano may consider sitting out Saturday, as well, considering he's 1 for 16 with nine strikeouts lifetime against scheduled starter Corey Kluber.
News: Santiago (shoulder) will start against the Red Sox on Tuesday, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minnesota Star Tribune reports.
Impact: Santiago has been out since June 6 with a muscle strain in his left shoulder, but looked like his normal self during his rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Rochester. The Twins will give the southpaw roughly 75 pitches for Tuesday's game and then extend his pitch count over the next couple starts before letting him loose.
News: Diaz, 20, is slashing .271/.313/.455 with eight home runs and 39 RBI through 66 games for Low-A Cedar Rapids.
Impact: Diaz also has 21 doubles in 2017, and the Twins are hoping that some of those doubles turn into home runs as he matures and fills out. Diaz is not very patient at the dish, though he doesn't strike out a ton either. He remains a work in progress, but the Twinkies are excited about Diaz's power potential from the left side.
News: Grossman is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minnesota Star Tribune reports.
Impact: Grossman takes a seat after starting the past three games while going 2-for-9 at the plate in that span, with three walks and one strikeout. The 27-year-old has been a sturdy cog in the Minnesota lineup so far this season, and will likely be back in the order for Saturday's contest. In his place, Kennys Vargas is taking the DH duties against Trevor Bauer.
News: Sano is not in Friday's lineup against the Indians due to flu symptoms, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impact: The illness may explain his rough performance Thursday night, in which he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in a blowout loss to the White Sox. Regardless, a day of rest should be beneficial as the Twins begin a crucial 11-game road trip with their division rivals. Consider him day-to-day for now, as Kennys Vargas slots in as the DH.
News: Wilk was released Thursday by the Twins.
Impact: The 29-year-old was designated for assignment last week after a spot start in which he was shelled for six runs over 3.1 innings, and will look to land a minor-league deal elsewhere. Wilk has a 9.00 ERA and 2.36 WHIP in 14 innings across his stints with the Mets and Twins this season.
News: Curtiss was promoted to Triple-A Rochester on Friday.
Impact: The 24-year-old has quickly risen through the minor-league ranks over the past couple seasons, but has really been turning heads this season at Double-A Chattanooga. Through 21 games, Curtiss has a 0.72 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 35:12 K:BB, earning him a well-deserved shot at the next tier. The Twins have the worst bullpen in the majors in terms of reliever ERA this season (5.20), so the young right-hander may get a look this season if his success continues.
News: The Twins selected Hildenberger's contract from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.
Impact: The right-hander has mowed down opponents for Triple-A Rochester to the tune of a 2.05 ERA, 35 strikeouts, eight walks and six saves across 30.2 innings. Hildenberger, 26, brings intrigue to a Twins bullpen lacking excitement. It may not take him long to ascend the depth chart and lock down a high-leverage role, considering he recorded double-digit saves at three minors levels prior to this season.
News: The Twins designated Wimmers for assignment Friday.
Impact: The right-hander absorbed a 4.91 ERA in 7.1 innings with Minnesota this year and fared marginally better with a 3.94 in 16 innings for Triple-A Rochester. Wimmers may stick around as a minor-league depth piece, though the 28-year-old still may find a more useful role with a pitching-needy organization.
News: The Twins designated Melotakis for assignment Friday.
Impact: The southpaw showed promise across 26 relief innings at Double-A Chattanooga with a 2.42 ERA, 31 strikeouts and only nine walks. Melotakis, 25, has displayed decent control to complement his often closer-like velocity, which can reach the mid-90s, but his velocity was down during his recent stint for Triple-A Rochester, according to Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com. If Melotakis doesn't stick around and there's nothing physically wrong with him that's causing his dip in mph, perhaps another organization will want to take a chance on his upside.
News: The Twins selected Gee's contract from Triple-A Rochester on Friday.
Impact: Gee is expected to work as a long reliever initially after taking the 25-man roster spot of Nik Turley, who was optioned to Rochester following his start Thursday. It's expected that Hector Santiago (shoulder), who made a rehab start at Triple-A on Wednesday, will enter the rotation when the Twins require a fifth starter next week. Gee owns a 4.15 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP in 13 major-league innings this year with the Rangers and will probably need to perform well out of the bullpen before getting a look in the rotation.
News: Adrianza was placed on the disabled list with an abdominal injury.
Impact: Adrianza has played sparingly this year, batting .259 in 26 games in a utility role.