Twins’ Rosario on the rise after hitting homer hat trick
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Eddie Rosario (↑ UP)
Rosario had himself a game. The third-year outfielder hit three home runs for the Twins in a 20(!)-7 win over the Seattle Mariners, finishing with five RBI and raising his batting average by .014 in one night.
Jerick McKinnon (↑ UP)
McKinnon may be in danger of falling to third on the Vikings' depth chart following the addition of Latavius Murray and Dalvin Cook, but the 5-foot-9 running back isn't going down quietly. McKinnon has reportedly put on 10-15 pounds this spring and worked out with Adrian Peterson as he bids to hold onto his starting job in the face of some pretty strong competition.
Nik Turley (↓ DOWN)
Turley was shelled in his MLB debut, allowing eight hits and four earned runs through four innings in a 13-8 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
Zach LaVine (↑ UP)
LaVine is still on the mend after tearing his ACL late last season, but he was up and about last week, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He played a wildly-entertaining prank on friend and Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford, convincing the NBA veteran that he was shooting a particularly eccentric PSA about hover boards. Give it a watch.
Jake Guentzel (↑ UP)
Guentzel is currently jogging down a public street in Pittsburgh, high-fiving anyone within his orbit while being handed beers by Penguins fans. The 22-year-old -- who grew up in Woodbury, Minnesota -- is the son of Gophers assistant coach Mike Guentzel. The younger Guentzel tied Dino Ciccarelli's longstanding rookie playoff scoring record and won the Stanley Cup in his first NHL season. Is he bringing the Stanley Cup back to Minnesota with him?
Adalberto Mejia (↓ DOWN)
The Twins may have demolished the Mariners on Tuesday, but they did plenty of damage against Mejia the day before. Mejia allowed nine hits and eight earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings of work, while his ERA ballooned to 5.75 through eight starts.
Randy Moss (↑ UP)
Moss and the Vikings didn't exactly end things on the best of terms (his return to Minnesota ended after a locker room outburst), but the two appear to be burying the hatchet this year. Moss will be inducted into the Vikings' Ring of Honor at some point this year. Can we get one clap?
Ahmad Rashad (↑ UP)
Rashad played for the Vikings from 1976-82, so it's fair to say that this announcement is a bit overdue. Rashad made the Pro Bowl in four straight seasons, topping 1,000 receiving yards in two of them and was among the league's top receivers in 1979 and 1980.