Sep 21, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier (2) argues with home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez against the Cleveland Indians at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Injuries And Sicknesses
For the most part, the Twins have begun the 2015 season on a great note when it comes to the injury front. A UCL scare for Lewis Thorpe turned out to be nothing, and both Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano appear all systems go. As it stands right now, the only significant issue the organization seems to be dealing with is a slight quad strain for catcher Josmil Pinto. The hope would be that he is back in action sooner rather than later.
While the Twins haven’t had to deal with injuries too much to start the spring, the flu has taken its toll on the clubhouse. Brian Dozier became the latest scratch, with Trevor Plouffe, Kurt Suzuki, Trevor May, Oswaldo Arcia, and Jordan Schafer all missing time. While the flu isn’t a long-term concern, more players coming down with the illness is not an ideal situation.
All things considered, the Twins have to be extremely happy about where things stand with how they have begun their season. With so many breaks going the wrong way a season ago, there has to be plenty of reason for relief with what has virtually been a clean bill of health this time around.