Minnesota Twins Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Sano had three singles Wednesday but didn't drive in or score a run.
Impact: Sano had his second consecutive three-hit game as he appeals a one-game suspension for what were deemed ''aggressive actions'' that caused the benches to clear Saturday against Detroit. If the suspension does happen, he might want to serve it this weekend with the Twins in Kansas City, where Sano was 3 for 34 (.088) last season.
News: Santiago allowed two runs on six hits and four walks en route to a no-decision Wednesday against the Rangers. He struck out six.
Impact: Though he allowed baserunners consistently, Santiago was able to dance around trouble until the fifth inning, when he allowed a two-run double to Rougned Odor. Unfortunately, the lefty received little run support as Cole Hamels battled on the other side, eliminating his chance of earning a win for his solid outing. Santiago underachieved last season, but he has pitched well to start 2017 and especially over his last three starts, with a 2.45 ERA and an 8.8 K/9 during that span. He will toe the rubber next against the Athletics on Tuesday.
News: Santiago will be placed on the bereavement list this weekend so that he can attend his grandmother's funeral, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. He will leave the team following his start Wednesday against the Rangers.
Impact: Santiago's next start would be Tuesday at home against the A's, and it does not sound like he is in jeopardy of missing that start. The Twins will likely recall a reliever to take his spot on the active roster in the meantime.
News: Castro is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Rangers, the Star Tribune's LaVelle E. Neal III reports.
Impact: Castro is hitting .174 with a 26 percent strikeout rate over his last 46 at-bats. The Twins will give right-handed hitting Chris Gimenez the start behind the dish against tough lefty Cole Hamels.
News: Mauer is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Rangers, the Star Tribune's LaVelle E. Neal III reports.
Impact: The Rangers are starting southpaw Cole Hamels, so the Twins will go with as many right-handed and switch-hitters as possible. Kennys Vargas gets the start at first base and will hit fifth.
News: Kepler is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Rangers, the Star Tribune's LaVelle E. Neal III reports.
Impact: Minnesota will go with a righty and switch-hitter heavy lineup against southpaw Cole Hamels. Robbie Grossman gets the start in right field while hitting cleanup and Eduardo Escobar gets the start at DH.
News: Sano homered for one of his three hits Tuesday.
Impact: He has five homers and 16 RBIs in 20 games.
News: Santana (4-0) allowed a run, four hits and one walk with six strikeouts in seven innings of Tuesday's 8-1 win over the Rangers.
Impact: He went into the game leading major league starters in ERA (0.64) and opponents' batting average (.099).