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Team W-L L10 STRK
92-70 7-3 W2
81-81 5-5 L1
78-84 4-6 W1
66-96 6-4 L3
65-97 3-7 L2

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .250 3 21 .651 0

Top Alex Kirilloff News

  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Takings swings at full speed

    Kirilloff (wrist) has been able to take full swings in offseason workouts and is expected to be ready for the start of spring training, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The 2016 first-round draft pick and former top prospect has shown flashes of being a productive regular with the bat, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy amid continued wrist issues. His 2022 season ended in July due to a ligament tear in his right wrist that required season-ending surgery. It's the same wrist issue that has plagued him the past two seasons. He decided to have ulnar shortening surgery, which he hopes will provide a more permanent fix. The Twins will likely ease him into action in spring training. His minor-league pedigree and 2021 underlying numbers (12.8 Barrel%, 43.9 HardHit%) suggest he can be an impact hitter, If healthy.

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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Moves to 60-day IL

    The Twins transferred Kirilloff (wrist) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Tuesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Kirilloff has already been ruled out for the season after undergoing surgery earlier this month to shorten the ulnar bone in his right wrist and clean up scar tissue, so his move to the 60-day IL is merely procedural. The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for right-hander Aaron Sanchez, whose contract was selected from Triple-A St. Paul ahead of his scheduled start Tuesday in Houston.

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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Surgery goes as planned

    Kirilloff underwent successful surgery Tuesday in Los Angeles to shorten the ulnar bone in his right wrist and clean up scar tissue, Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul reports.

    Kirilloff's season will come to an early end for the second year in a row due to right wrist surgery, with his latest procedure performed by Dr. Steven Shin and considered more uncommon than the prior one, which involved ligament damage. It's the third major surgery of the 24-year-old's professional career, as he previously missed the entire 2017 minor-league season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The Twins are hopeful that Tuesday's procedure will provide a more permanent fix for Kirilloff's lingering wrist issues, and the expectation is that he'll be ready to go for spring training. He concludes the 2022 campaign with a .250 average, three home runs, 21 RBI and 14 runs over 155 plate appearances with the big club.

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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Needs wrist surgery

    Kirilloff is scheduled to undergo season-ending ulnar shortening surgery on his right wrist next Tuesday in Los Angeles, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Kirilloff has now missed time on account of issues with his right wrist in three of the past four seasons, so the Twins are hoping that the surgery will address the matter once and for all. It's the second major procedure of Kirilloff's career, as the 24-year-old previously missed the entire 2017 minor-league campaign after requiring Tommy John surgery. Though the Twins expect Kirilloff to get a clean bill of health heading into spring training, he could need some time to regain strength in the wrist and tap into more power. Perhaps due in no small part due to the lingering wrist problems, Kirilloff has already struggled to hit for the sort of power in the majors that many projected during his prospect days, as he owns a .398 slugging percentage over 387 career big-league plate appearances.

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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Shelved again with wrist issue

    Kirilloff (right wrist inflammation) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Kirilloff has dealt with wrist issues for several years now, most notably in 2019, 2021 and much of this season. Perhaps this will be the last straw that will lead to another surgery (he tore ligaments in the right wrist in 2021). Max Kepler, Byron Buxton and Trevor Larnach are all banged up as well, so the likes of Nick Gordon, Jake Cave, Kyle Garlick and Mark Contreras will be asked to pick up the slack.

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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Remains on bench

    Kirilloff (wrist) isn't starting Monday against the Tigers.

    Kirilloff was removed from Saturday's matchup against San Diego due to right wrist soreness, and he'll be out of the lineup for a second consecutive game. Kyle Garlick will take over in left field and bat fifth.

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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Won't start Sunday

    Kirilloff (wrist) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.

    After exiting Saturday's 7-4 win with right wrist soreness, Kirilloff will need at least one day off to heal up. Considering that Kirilloff underwent surgery on that same wrist last season and spent nearly three weeks on the injured list earlier in the season due to inflammation of the wrist, it's somewhat troubling that he's hampered by it again. For now, consider Kirilloff day-to-day heading into Monday's series opener with the Tigers.

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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Exits with wrist injury

    Kirilloff exited Saturday's game with right wrist soreness Saturday against the Padres, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Kirilloff exited the game in the seventh inning, with Mark Contreras taking his place in right field. There are no details about the severity of the injury, though Kirilloff has a history of wrist injuries -- he was forced to the injured list with inflammation in the same wrist earlier this season -- which makes this news more concerning.

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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Not starting Friday

    Kirilloff is out of the lineup for Friday's game at San Diego.

    Kirilloff is 0-for-8 with three strikeouts since the end of his nine-game hit streak earlier this week, and he'll head to the bench Friday with southpaw Blake Snell pitching for the Friars. Kyle Garlick will take over in left field for Minnesota.

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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Hitting streak ends

    Kirilloff went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Brewers.

    The empty showing at the plate ended a nine-game hitting streak for Kirilloff, who produced a .344/.417/.375 slash line during that stretch. Kirilloff should be a solid source of batting average while he continues to hold down an everyday role in the corner outfield, but he hasn't yet tapped into the power that some might have expected from him based on what he did at Triple-A St. Paul earlier this season (.641 slugging percentage). With Max Kepler (toe) on the bench for the second day in a row in Wednesday's series finale with Milwaukee, Kirilloff will slide over from left field to start in right while serving as the Twins' No. 6 hitter, according to Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Serving as designated hitter

    Kirilloff (undisclosed) will bat sixth and serve as the designated hitter Friday against the Rangers, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Kirilloff left Wednesday's game against the White Sox after colliding with Andrew Vaughn at first base, though he was said to be fine after the game. He's officially good to go following Thursday's scheduled off day, though the fact that he'll be the designated hitter may suggest that he's not quite 100 percent.

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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Takes seat Saturday

    Kirilloff isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

    Kirilloff has started against just two left-handed pitchers this year, and he'll take a seat with southpaw Martin Perez on the mound Saturday. Nick Gordon is taking over in left field and batting ninth.

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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: OK after collision

    Kirilloff, who left Wednesday's game in the top of the seventh inning after he was involved in a collision with White Sox first baseman Andrew Vaughn, was said to be OK after the game, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Kirilloff was shaken up after the play but apparently did not suffer an injury. He may have been removed for a defensive replacement and pinch runner after reaching first base even if he avoided the collision.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 25
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, L