It’s not just pinch hits, but off-the-bench power the Twins have lacked for five years. The Twins have hit exactly one pinch-hit home run in that time, an Oswaldo Arcia blast in Atlanta on May 22, 2013. No other team has fewer than five in the past five years, led by San Diego’s 30, and every MLB team has hit at least three since the Twins’ most recent. Here are pinch-hit home runs by the Twins and the AL since 2011:


Year Twins Rest of AL

2011 0 19

2012 0 32

2013 1 40

2014 0 30

2015 0 26