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2014 Avg.
.294
 
Career Avg.
.256
Name  Josh Willingham
Born  2/17/1979
Height  6-2
Weight  215
Number  16
Position  LF
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/13/2014 4:05:00 PM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham (wrist) has a hairline fracture in his left wrist, according to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He won't undergo surgery.
Insight: Willingham was hit in the left wrist by a pitch last Sunday and was placed on the DL Saturday. The Twins hope he can return in two weeks.
 
4/11/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham (wrist) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, according to Tyler Mason of foxsportsnorth.com.
Insight: Willingham was hit in the left wrist by a pitch on Sunday and hasn't played since. The Twins must have felt he wasn't making enough progress to remain on the active roster.
 
4/11/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham (wrist) will miss Friday's game, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Insight: Willingham was hit in the left wrist by a pitch on Sunday and hasn't played since. The team will place him on the DL if his wrist issue drags through the weekend.
 
4/9/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham won't be available Wednesday versus Oakland. He's missed the last two games with a wrist injury. SOURCE: Rhett Bollinger, MLB.com
Insight: He hasn't even swung a bat yet. If Willingham's wrist doesn't heal quickly, he could be headed to the disabled list. Jason Kubel (.381, 0 HR, 5 RBI) has been starting in his place.
 
4/7/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Minnesota left fielder Josh Willingham sat out Monday but is hoping to return Wednesday against Oakland. SOURCE: Mike Bernardino, Pioneer Press
Insight: Willingham's wrist is still bothering him after getting hit by a pitch on Sunday but he's hoping things will be back to normal by Wednesday. Fantasy owners seem to have soured on Willingham after his lackluster 2013 campaign (owned in only 5.4 percent of ESPN leagues).
 
4/7/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Twins outfielder Josh Willingham is questionable for Monday's game against Oakland.
Insight: Willingham took a fastball off the left wrist from Justin Masterson on Sunday and exited the game. X-Rays were negative and he was diagnosed with a bruised wrist. The Twins play Monday, but have off Tuesday, so Willingham may sit out until Wednesday to allow his bruise to heal. Plus he's just 3-for-17 with seven strikeouts versus Scott Kazmir.
 
4/6/2014 2:43:00 PM
Description: Twins outfielder Josh Willingham's X-rays came back negative and he has been diagnosed with a bruised wrist, according to Phil Miller of the Star Tribune.
Insight: Willingham took a fastball off the left wrist from Justin Masterson on Sunday and exited the game. The Twins play Monday but have off Tuesday, so Willingham may sit out until Wednesday to allow his bruise to heal.
 
4/6/2014 1:48:00 PM
Description: Twins outfielder Josh Willingham took a fastball off his left hand from Justin Masterson on Sunday and had to exit the game, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Insight: Willingham has hit .294 (5-for-17) with a double and four walks this season.
 
4/3/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Twins outfielder Josh Willingham is a solid option on Thursday with a .462 career average (6-for-13) against Jose Quintana.
Insight: He's also taken him deep twice. Willingham is just 1-for-7 this season, but this could get him going.
 
3/31/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Twins outfielder Josh Willingham is a safe bet to do nothing Monday against Chris Sale.
Insight: He's struck out ten times in 17 career at bats against the All-Star left-hander. Willingham (.208, 14 HR, 48 RBI in 2013) was brutal last season and probably shouldn't be owned in fantasy.
 
9/29/2013 1:15:00 PM
Description: Minnesota left fielder Josh Willingham isn't starting Sunday's game versus Cleveland.
Insight: By all accounts, it's been a miserable year for Willingham. After knocking the cover off the ball in 2012 (35 HR, 110 RBI), he's had a hard time making contact in 2013 (.208 AVG, 128 K's). Willingham's home run total (14 in 111 games) is his lowest since 2010.
 
Cold9/28/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham is 1-for-16 (.063) with seven strikeouts over his last four games and owns a .143 lifetime average against Cleveland starter Scott Kazmir.
Insight: After a career year in 2012 that saw him produce 35 homers, 110 RBI and an .890 OPS, Willingham has hit .208 with 14 homers and 48 RBI in 385 at-bats this season. He shouldn't be started Saturday against the Indians or in the final game of the year Sunday.
 
9/26/2013 10:07:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham only has 10 at-bats against Indians starter Zach McAllister, but he has picked up six hits, including three homers.
Insight: After a career year in 2012 that saw him produce 35 homers, 110 RBI and an .890 OPS, Willingham has hit just .211 with 14 homers, 48 RBI and a .720 OPS this season. Fantasy owners who have stuck with him for this long should start him Thursday.
 
9/17/2013 11:58:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham is 5-for-10 with a pair of home runs against White Sox starter Jose Quintana.
Insight: Willingham has had a season to forget, hitting .212 with 14 homers in 359 at-bats, but he does have a nice history in his matchups with Quintana.
 
Cold8/25/2013 10:58:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham has struck out four times and gone 1-for-11 against Indians starter Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Willingham has had a season to forget, hitting .215 with 12 homers in 303 at-bats. He's 10-for-57 (.175) with 21 K in 71 plate appearances since returning from knee surgery. Avoid this matchup and keep Willingham on the bench until he does something positive.
 
8/24/2013 11:56:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham is 5-for-7 (.714) with three homers and a 2.700 OPS against Cleveland starter Zach McAllister.
Insight: Willingham has gone just 9-for-46 (.195) in 13 games since returning from knee surgery, but this matchup is too good to resist.
 
8/20/2013 11:38:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham is 7-for-16 (.438) with a pair of homers and a 1.509 OPS against Detroit right-hander Rick Porcello.
Insight: Willingham has gone just 8-for-42 (.190) in 12 games since returning from knee surgery, so may not be able to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
 
Cold8/17/2013 11:20:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham is 2-for-14 (.143) with eight strikeouts versus White Sox starter Chris Sales.
Insight: Willingham has gone 5-for-30 (.167) in nine games since returning from knee surgery rehab and with this unfavorable matchup should be avoided on Saturday.
 
8/13/2013 11:21:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham has only seven plate appearances against Cleveland starter Zach McAllister, but is 4-for-4 with two walks, a sacrifice fly and two home runs.
Insight: Willingham has gone 2-for-19 (.105) with eight strikeouts and one HR since returning from knee surgery rehab, but he should be active in all lineups against McAllister.
 
8/11/2013 10:14:00 AM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham has only had seven plate appearances against Jose Quintana, but he has five hits, including two homers, one walk and five RBI against the left-hander.
Insight: Willingham has gone 2-for-13 (.154) with seven K and one HR in his first three games since returning from knee surgery rehab, but he should be active in all lineups Sunday with Quintana on the mound for the White Sox.