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Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Drives in three runs
Kirilloff went 1-for-2 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's win over the Angels.
Kirilloff's solo shot in the sixth inning sparked a five-run surge for the Angels. He also had sacrifice flies in the fourth and seventh frames. He has two home runs in his last three games after snapping a 15-game drought. Kirilloff is slashing .267/.343/.439 with 24 extra-base hits and 38 RBI through 81 games.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Not starting Saturday
Kirilloff will be on the bench for Saturday's game against the Angels, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The Twins made several changes to the lineup after clinching a playoff berth Friday night, though Kirilloff may have been on the bench either way with lefty Kenny Rosenberg starting for Los Angeles. Jordan Luplow gets the start at first base.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Riding pine Wednesday
Kirilloff is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Reds.
The Twins have not faced a lefty starter in over a week, so this seems like a scheduled rest day for Kirilloff with another righty (Hunter Greene) on tap. Kirilloff has started in six of the last eight games against opposite-handed pitching. Donovan Solano is manning first base and hitting third.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Out of lineup Sunday
Kirilloff is not in the lineup Sunday versus the White Sox.
Kirilloff, who returned Sept. 9 from a shoulder injury, will get a breather Sunday. Since the 25-year-old's return, he is 7-for-25. Kyle Farmer will take his place in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Taking seat Tuesday
Kirilloff is absent from the lineup for Tuesday's contest versus the Rays.
The Twins will turn to Donovan Solano at first base against right-hander Zack Littell. Kirilloff has now started three of five games since returning from the injured list, although this is the first one he's sat out versus a righty.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Sitting Saturday
Kirilloff will sit Saturday against lefty David Peterson and the Mets.
Kirilloff had only just returned Friday from a shoulder injury which kept him out for over a month, so it's possible he would have sat Saturday regardless of who was on the mound for the Mets. Donovan Solano will get the start at first base.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Returns from IL
The Twins reinstated Kirilloff (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list Friday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
Kirilloff has been on the injured list since July 30 with a strained right shoulder. The 25-year-old swung a hot bat in six rehab games with Triple-A St. Paul, going 12-for-27 with two homers and six RBI, and he was slashing .259/.305/.593 in 59 plate appearances following the All-Star break before getting injured. Joey Gallo (foot) was placed on the injured list in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Needs more time on rehab assignment
Manager Rocco Baldelli said Sunday that Kirilloff (shoulder) isn't expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list during the Twins' three-game series in Cleveland that begins Monday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Kirilloff has been on the shelf since July 30 with a right shoulder strain, but he looks to be closing in on a return to 100 percent health. He began a rehab assignment at Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday and has been dialed in at the dish through his first three games, going 5-for-13 with a home run, a double and two RBI. Kirilloff hasn't experienced a setback with the shoulder, but Baldelli said that he wants the 25-year-old to pick up some more at-bats in the minors in light of his month-long layoff. Kirilloff could be a candidate to return from the IL next weekend, at which point he may settle into the strong side of a platoon at first base with Donovan Solano.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Beginning assignment Wednesday
Kirilloff (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Kirilloff and Byron Buxton (hamstring) will both be making their first rehab appearances Wednesday and figure to return early in September. Kirilloff was slashing .259/.305/.593 since the All-Star break when he landed on the injured list July 30.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Could go on assignment next weekend
Kirilloff (shoulder) could be cleared to head out on a minor-league rehab assignment later this week, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Kirilloff is scheduled to take live at-bats Tuesday against rehabbing pitcher Jorge Alcala (forearm) in what will likely be a final test of Kirilloff's health before he's deemed ready for game action. The 25-year-old has been on the shelf since July 30 with a right shoulder strain but should reclaim a regular spot in the Minnesota lineup at first base once he completes his rehab assignment.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Waiting for rehab assignment
Kirilloff (shoulder) says he's back to full baseball activities, but the Twins will wait several more days to see if he's healthy enough to send him on a rehab assignment, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Kirilloff received a cortisone injection for his strained right shoulder in early August, and he's been able to ramp up his baseball work over the past couple weeks. It sounds like he could return in early September if he begins a rehab assignment by early next week.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Starts swinging bat
Kirilloff (shoulder) has been swinging a bat and will be evaluated for a possible rehab assignment early next week, The Athletic reports.
Kirilloff received a cortisone shot for his strained right shoulder in early August. It sounds like he could return in early September if he continues to make progress.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Gets cortisone shot in shoulder
Kirilloff recently received a cortisone shot for his strained right shoulder, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
He will rest for a few days in order to let the shot take effect before then ramping back up his baseball activities. Kirilloff is a week removed from landing on the 10-day injured list with a shoulder issue which had been bothering him for about a week. He's eligible for activation Wednesday but clearly is going to need more time than that to make a full recovery.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Hits IL with shoulder injury
The Twins placed Kirilloff on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a right shoulder strain.
According to Audra Martin of Bally Sports North, Kirilloff had been bothered by the shoulder for the past week and even sat out Wednesday's 8-7 loss to the Mariners because of the issue. After a team off day Thursday, Kirilloff returned to the lineup for the first two games of the Twins' series in Kansas City, but he didn't come out of Saturday's 10-7 loss feeling well and will now be deactivated as a result, per Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com. Manager Rocco Baldelli is optimistic that Kirilloff will avoid a long-term absence, but with a little over two months left in the regular season, fantasy managers in redraft leagues may be best off cutting ties with the 25-year-old in favor of a healthier option on the waiver wire. While Kirilloff is on the shelf, the Twins will likely turn to Donovan Solano and Joey Gallo to pick up most of the starts at first base.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Back in lineup Friday
Kirilloff (shoulder) is back in the lineup Friday at Kansas City.
The 25-year-old will cover first base and bat third versus right-hander Brady Singer after missing Wednesday's game because of minor shoulder soreness. Kirilloff has posted a solid .818 OPS with eight homers and 32 RBI through 67 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Out Wednesday with sore shoulder
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said that Kirilloff is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners due to a sore shoulder, which Kirilloff injured on a diving play in Tuesday's 9-7 loss, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
After Kirilloff had started each of the last nine games, he appeared to be sitting out Wednesday's day game for maintenance purposes, but Baldelli clarified that an injury is keeping the 25-year-old out of the lineup. The Twins have an off day Thursday, and Baldelli is optimistic that Kirilloff will be ready to go for the club's weekend series in Kansas City after getting two full days of rest. Kansas City is expected to start a southpaw (Ryan Yarbrough) on Sunday, so the lefty-hitting Kirilloff is still likely to hit the bench for at least one game this weekend even if he's cleared for Friday's series opener.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Idle Wednesday
Kirilloff is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.
Kirilloff's streak of nine consecutive starts will come to an end Wednesday while he rests for a day game after a night game. Joey Gallo will replace Kirilloff at first base and will serve as the Twins' No. 8 hitter.... See More ... See Less
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