Minnesota Twins Player News: All Positions

News: Dobnak allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits with one walk and two strikeouts across five innings in a no-decision against the Indians on Sunday.
Impact: The 24-year-old left with the lead, but the Indians came back to win this one, giving Dobnak another no-decision. In his seven appearances, he has yet to earn a win and has taken one loss. He has an impressive ERA, but a high WHIP, indicating perhaps he hasn't pitched as well as the ERA suggests. Dobnak has a 2.12 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 17 innings across three starts and four relief appearances this season.
News: Garver is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Cleveland.
Impact: Garver went 1-for-4 during Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader and will take a seat for a second straight contest. Willians Astudillo takes over being the plate while C.J. Cron starts at first base Sunday.
News: Polanco is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians.
Impact: Polanco went 4-for-9 with a double, a home run and three RBI during Saturday's doubleheader and will head to the bench for the series finale. Ronald Torreyes will start at shortstop and bat ninth in his absence.
News: Kepler is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians.
Impact: Kepler returned from his shoulder injury and started both games of Saturday's doubleheader, and he'll take a seat for the series finale. LaMonte Wade will start in center field and bat seventh Sunday for the Twins.
News: Cave (groin) is starting in right field and batting third Sunday against the Indians.
Impact: Cave sat out the last seven contests due to left groin soreness but is ready to go for the series finale. The 26-year-old was struggling prior to the injury, going 7-for-41 (.171 average) with 16 strikeouts in the previous 12 contests.
News: Cruz is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Cleveland.
Impact: Cruz started the last five contests and went 3-for-18 with two home runs and nine strikeouts, and he'll take a seat in Sunday's series finale. Luis Arraez will serve as the designated hitter while Jonathan Schoop starts at the keystone Sunday.
News: Cuz went 1-for-3 with a walk, a two-run homer and a pair of runs in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against Cleveland.
Impact: Cruz tied the game with a homer Carlos Carrasco in the sixth inning, his 37th homer of the year. He's now tied last season's home run total in 35 fewer games and is just three homers away from reaching the 40-homer plateau for the fourth time in his career. The home run that gets him to that mark will be the 400th home run of his career.
News: Sano went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against Cleveland.
Impact: Sano came to the plate with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning of a tie game. He smashed a grand slam off Nick Goody, accounting or the final runs in a 9-5 win. He's now tied his career high with 28 homers despite playing just 93 games.
News: Polanco went 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored in Saturday night's win over Cleveland.
Impact: Polanco singled and scored in the first inning, did the same in the sixth and scored again following an RBI double in the seventh. Factoring in his performance from the first game of the doubleheader, he finished the day 4-for-9 with four runs and three RBI.
News: Thorpe lasted just 3.2 innings Saturday against Cleveland, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out six batters. He did not factor into the decision.
Impact: Thorpe allowed the first five batters of the game to reach base, though he limited the damage to just two runs after recording three straight strikeouts with the bases loaded. The impressive escape didn't exactly foreshadow an improved performance, though, as Thorpe was pulled after allowing three more runs over the next three frames. He was fortunate to escape with a no-decision after the Twins rallied late to win.
News: Dobnak will start Sunday against Cleveland, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Dobnak will get the nod with Jose Berrios being given an extra day of rest. He was used as an opener and not a traditional starter in his last appearance, logging just two innings. He'll be throwing on three days of rest Sunday, so he may be set for another brief outing.
News: Berrios will start Monday against the White Sox instead of Sunday against the Indians as originally expected, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Berrios is simply set to receive some extra rest in order to keep him fresh down the stretch and into the playoffs. He'll lose out on a two-start week this week but looks set to pick one up next week, pitching Monday against the White Sox and Saturday against the Royals. Randy Dobnak will start Sunday.
News: Astudillo is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.
Impact: He had started six games in a row prior to this contest and went 0-for-3 in the day game. C.J. Cron will start at first base and hit seventh in the night game.
News: Garver is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.
Impact: He went 1-for-4 in the day game and had some key frame jobs to help the Twins to a 2-0 victory. Jason Castro will start behind the dish and hit eighth in the night game.