Twins to recall Max Kepler from Double-A Chattanooga
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they will recall outfielder/first baseman Max Kepler from Double-A Chattanooga. He was recently named Southern League Most Valuable Player after hitting .322 (131-for-407) with 32 doubles, 13 triples, nine home runs, 71 RBI and 76 runs scored in 112 games for the Lookouts.
The 22-year-old Berlin, Germany native was originally signed by the Twins in July of 2009 and has spent six seasons in the Twins minor league system, hitting .281 (448-for-1594) with 98 doubles, 34 home runs and 254 RBI. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder earned a SiriusXM Futures Game selection this season, as well as Southern League post- and mid-season All-Star and SL Player of the Week honors twice. He will be in uniform for tomorrow night's game against the Indians and will wear uniform number 67.
Additionally, Single-A Cedar Rapids Manager Jake Mauer will join the Twins coaching staff for the remainder of the season.