The Minnesota Twins are not in the playoffs, but plenty of former members of the club are. Here is your guide to whose teams are in the playoff race.
While the Minnesota Twins are finished for 2018, there are several former Twins that will be appearing in the post-season. Of the ten teams qualifying this year, only Milwaukee and Cleveland are guaranteed not to have an ex-Twin on their roster. Here is a quick rundown of the players that may see action in October.
Eduardo Núñez, 2B/3B, Boston
July 28, 2016: Traded by the Minnesota Twins to the San Francisco Giants for Adalberto Mejia.
Eduardo Núñez has a slash line of .262 .286 .386 in 126 games with the Red Sox. He returned to play on Friday as the designated hitter after missing the previous eight games with a hamstring injury. He was not in the starting lineup on Saturday. Manager Alex Cora is evaluating Nunez to determine if he is ready to play at third base in the playoffs.
Lance Lynn, RHP, NY Yankees
Lance Lynn is 10-10 on the season, with a 4.77 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, and a 161:76 K:BB ratio over 156.2 innings. He has won three of five decisions with the Yankees including Saturday’s 8-5 victory over the Boston, where Lynn entered the game at the top of the third inning and gave up one earned run in three innings of work.
Aaron Hicks, CF, NY Yankees
November 11, 2015: Traded by the Minnesota Twins to the New York Yankees for John Ryan Murphy.
Aaron Hicks is batting .249 .368 .470 with 27 home runs in 136 games as the Yankees center fielder.
Ryan Pressly, RHP, Houston
Ryan Pressly has a 2-1 record with one saves and a 2.57 ERA over 70 innings. He has six blown saves and 21 holds. His 76 appearances are the most by an American League pitcher. Pressly has been nearly untouchable for the Astros. He has given up just two earned runs and 11 hits in 22.1 innings, striking out 30 and walking two.
Liam Hendriks, RHP, Oakland Athletics
December 13, 2013: Selected off waivers by the Chicago Cubs from the Minnesota Twins.
Liam Hendricks has not allowed a run scored in his last ten appearances over 10.3 innings, allowing just three hits and a pair of walks. For the season, he has a 0-1 record with a 4.30 ERA in 24 games.
Fernando Rodney, RHP, Oakland Athletics
August 9, 2018: Traded by the Minnesota Twins to the Oakland Athletics for Dakota Chalmers (minors).
On the season, Fernando Rodney´s record is 4-3, with 25 saves and a 3.27 ERA in 63.1 innings, with seven blown saves. He has appeared in 21 games since joining the A’s, posting a 3.66 in 19.2 innings, with one loss, one blown save and six holds.