Shane Robinson OF MIN 1 week ago

Robinson was activated from the family emergency list Saturday, Fox Sports North's Tyler Mason reports.

His activation coincides with Jordan Schafer (knee) getting placed on the disabled list, so Robinson should share time with Aaron Hicks in center field going forward.

Shane Robinson OF MIN 1 week ago

Robinson, who is on the family emergency list, doesn't have a set date to return but the Twins expect him to rejoin the team soon, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He left the team Tuesday and it sounds like he may not return until after the weekend.

Shane Robinson OF MIN 2 weeks ago

Robinson was placed on the family medical emergency/bereavement list Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Robinson will be replaced on the 25-man roster by Aaron Hicks, who may get the chance to earn an everyday role. It's unclear how much time Robinson is expected to miss, but he only has 16 at-bats through the Twins' first 10 games in May.

Shane Robinson OF MIN 1 month ago

Robinson started in center field and hit second in the batting order in Sunday's win over Seattle. He went 1-for-2 with a walk.

Robinson got the start in center field against a lefty starter as the platoon in center field has become more or a rule rather than a loose platoon like manager Paul Molitor suggested before the season. Robinson's move to No. 2 in the batting order could indicate he may take over more of the center field role with Jordan Schafter struggling at the plate (hitting .132).

Shane Robinson OF MIN 1 month ago

Robinson is in Sunday's starting lineup at center field and hitting 9th against Cleveland.

Robinson will get a start against a lefty while Jordan Schafter sits. Manager Paul Molitor has said center field won't be a strict platoon, but Schafer's early struggles (hitting .143) could open more playing time for Robinson.

Shane Robinson OF MIN 1 month ago

Robinson will get his first start of the season in right field and is hitting eighth in Saturday's game against the White Sox, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It looks like Robinson will get starts in right field when Torii Hunter gets a day off. Robinson was also said to be in a quasi-platoon in center field, but Jordan Schafer has started every game so far in center field.

Shane Robinson OF MIN 2 months ago

Robinson was added to Minnesota's 40-man roster and has made the 25-man roster.

He'll split center field duties with Jordan Schafer. Manager Paul Molitor has said it won't be a strict platoon with Schafer getting the majority of playing time, but it sounds like Robinson will get several starts a week.

Shane Robinson OF MIN 2 months ago

Robinson could be part of a platoon in center field with Aaron Hicks sent to Triple-A, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It appears Robinson will make the 25-man roster as at least a reserve and possibly platoon with Schafer. However, Minnesota's center field situation remains in flux as the Twins could acquire a veteran cut by another team as a stopgap until top prospect Byron Buxton is ready to take over the job.

Shane Robinson OF MIN 2 months ago

Robinson went 1-for-3 in Tuesday's win over Baltimore to raise his batting average to .368 this spring (5-for-17). He has a clause that let's him opt out of his contract if he's not on the 25-man roster by April 2, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Robinson is having a strong spring so far, but still seems like a long shot to win a roster spot. It's possible he could be the primary reserve outfielder if Aaron Hicks is sent to the minors and there's a small chance he could factor in a platoon in center field if he stays hot.

Shane Robinson OF MIN 3 months ago

Robinson (shoulder) started in right field and went 0-for-2 in Wednesday's exhibition win over the University of Minnesota.

Robinson had his 2014 season end in August due to shoulder surgery, but he looks fully healthy as spring training begins. He's a long shot to win a spot on the 25-man roster and will likely play most of the season at Triple-A.