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After two seasons limited by wrist injuries, Alex Kirilloff finally put together a productive season in the majors that could cement him as the starting first basement - if he can stay healthy. Kirilloff's season started slow as he didn't reach the majors until May as he worked his way back from August 2022 wrist surgery. He hit .270 with 11 home runs and a .793 OPS despite missing five weeks with a right shoulder strain. He aggravated the injury in the playoffs and had offseason surgery to repair the labrum in his right (non-throwing) shoulder. He's expected to be ready for the start of spring training. Kiriloff showed decent power as both his .173 ISO and above-average Sweet Spot % (40.2%) were encouraging despite worries the wrist issues may have permanently sapped his power. He had limited exposure to left-handed pitching (56 PA) as he may limited to platoon duty until he gets more experience. He'll also need to improve his fielding as he's not a strong glove in the outfield and struggled at first base (a key error in the playoffs). He's shown enough promise in the minors and has a high enough pedigree (2016 first-round draft pick) that he could take a big leap if healthy.

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2024 93.51.6 20 5 20 15 .201
2023 1982.3 35 11 41 28 1 .271
2022 781.7 14 3 21 5 .250
3y Avg. 1392.2 24 7 32 16 1 .258
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Received cortisone shot for back

    Kirilloff (back) received a cortisone shot after he went on the 10-day injured list in June because of a back strain, Bobby Nightengale of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "I'm feeling a little bit better now," Kirilloff said. "Hopefully, just plugging along and able to get back to swinging really soon." Kirilloff hasn't started baseball activities yet, however, so there's not a clear timetable for his return. He's been focusing on core stabilization exercises. He was placed on the 10-day injured list in mid-June due to a back strain.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Dealing with back injury

    Kirilloff's option to Triple-A St. Paul was rescinded Tuesday, as the Twins placed him on the 10-day injured list due to back soreness and nerve issues, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. The demotion was initially reported after Wednesday's win against the Rockies, but Kirilloff is instead back with the big club as the injury is evaluated. The 26-year-old underwent an MRI in late May, but he apparently didn't communicate how troublesome the injury had become as he attempted to play through it. It's unclear how long Kirilloff is expected to be sidelined, but the Twins could plan out a lengthy rehab assignment given his .654 OPS and career-worst 26.4 percent strikeout rate this year.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Dispatched to Triple-A

    The Twins optioned Kirilloff to Triple-A St. Paul after Wednesday's 17-9 win over the Rockies, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports. Kirilloff will head to Triple-A in order to get back on track after going 2-for-21 with nine strikeouts since the beginning of June, bringing his season slash line down to .201/.270/.384 through 178 plate appearances. The Twins have not yet announced a corresponding move for Kirilloff's demotion, but his absence will likely result in more time in left field for Trevor Larnach and more time at first base for Carlos Santana.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Sitting versus lefty

    Kirilloff is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies. The lefty-hitting Kirilloff will begin the contest on the bench as the Rockies send southpaw Austin Gomber to the hill. The Twins will use Carlos Santana at first base in Kirilloff's stead.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Out against right-hander

    Kirilloff is not in the lineup for Friday's game in Pittsburgh. Right-hander Mitch Keller will be toeing the slab for the Pirates, but the left-handed hitting Kirilloff nonetheless finds himself beginning this one on the bench. Trevor Larnach is in left field and Jose Miranda will be the designated hitter for the Twins.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Sitting against lefty

    Kirilloff isn't in the Twins' lineup Wednesday against the Yankees. With left-hander Carlos Rodon set to take the mound for New York, Kirilloff will retreat into the dugout Wednesday. Willi Castro will move to right field as a result, allowing Kyle Farmer to start at second base while batting ninth.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: On bench versus lefty

    Kirilloff is not in the starting lineup Saturday versus the Astros. Kirilloff will take a seat as the Twins face off against left-hander Framber Valdez. Carlos Santana will take over at first base and bat eighth against Houston.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Heads to bench Thursday

    Kirilloff is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals. With Thursday's contest being a day game after a night game, manager Rocco Baldelli will give rest to several key regulars. Along with Kirilloff, Edouard Julien, Max Kepler and Trevor Larnach will rest as the Twins open up room in the lineup for reserves Carlos Santana, Kyle Farmer, Manuel Margot and Christian Vazquez.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Takes seat against lefty

    Kirilloff is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against Kansas City. Kirilloff will dodge a matchup with the left-handed Cole Ragans on Tuesday. Carlos Santana will bat eighth and play first base.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Bat finally heating up

    Kirilloff went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead three-run homer and an additional run scored in Saturday's victory over the Rangers. Kirilloff was hitting just .163 with a .394 OPS from May 1 to May 21, but he has gone 4-for-9 with two home runs in his last three games. He was in such a bad slump that there were concerns he may be hiding an injury, but he's looked fully healthy the past few games.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Idle against lefty

    Kirilloff is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals. As per usual, Kirilloff will take a seat with Minnesota facing a left-handed pitcher (Patrick Corbin). Willi Castro will bat sixth and play left field.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Not starting versus lefty

    Kirilloff isn't in the Twins' lineup for Saturday's game against Cleveland. Kirilloff will move to the bench Saturday as left-hander Logan Allen prepares to start on the mound for the Guardians. Willi Castro will fill the void in left field, batting third.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Hits bench versus lefty

    Kirilloff isn't in the Twins' lineup Saturday against Boston. Brennan Bernardino will start on the mound for the Red Sox, meaning the left-handed bat of Kirilloff will watch the beginning of Saturday's game from the dugout. Willi Castro will move to left field as a result, allowing Jose Miranda to start at third base while batting second.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Out of starting nine versus lefty

    Kirilloff is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels. The lefty-hitting Kirilloff will bow out of the starting nine with the Angels bringing southpaw Reid Detmers to the hill. Kirilloff had made his last two starts in left field, but Austin Martin will spell him Sunday.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Sits against left-hander

    Kirilloff is not in the lineup for Monday's game in Baltimore. Southpaw Cole Irvin is on the hill for the Orioles, so Kirilloff will take a seat. Christian Vazquez is getting a start in the designated hitter spot.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Absent from lineup

    Kirilloff is not in the lineup for Monday's game versus the Dodgers. Kirilloff has started all six games versus right-handers this season, but he's now been on the bench both times the Twins have gone up against southpaws. Ryan Jeffers is at designated hitter and Christian Vazquez is catching.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Big day against Brewers

    Kirilloff went 4-for-4 with a walk, a double, a triple and two runs scored in Wednesday's 7-3 win over Milwaukee. The 26-year-old has hit safely in all five games to begin the season, but Wednesday was his first multi-hit performance. Kirilloff is 8-for-18 (.444) to kick off the campaign with three of those hits (two doubles and a triple) going for extra bases. He slashed a solid .270/.348/.445 over 88 games in 2023 with 11 homers and 41 RBI, and if he can stay healthy, Kirilloff might finally begin to deliver on the talent that made him a first-round pick back in 2016.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Aims for start of spring schedule

    Kirilloff (shoulder) is on track for live at-bats in February and hopes to be game-ready when the Twins' spring training schedule begins, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Kirilloff underwent surgery in October to repair the labrum in his right shoulder, but the operation wound up being less invasive than initially expected. He began hitting in January and has been ramping things up of late. Kirilloff projects as the starting first baseman assuming he's ready to roll Opening Day, but nothing is assured given his history of health issues.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: No tear in shoulder labrum

    No labrum tear was discovered during Kirilloff's recent shoulder surgery, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Kirilloff, accordingly, required a less invasive procedure than initially anticipated and seems to have a good shot of being fully recovered by the beginning of spring training next February. The 25-year-old battled right (non-throwing) shoulder issues in the second half of the 2023 regular season and was removed from the Twins' postseason roster before Game 4 of the ALDS because of renewed discomfort. When healthy, he put up a .793 OPS with 11 home runs across 319 plate appearances for the American League Central champions.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Off roster due to shoulder injury

    Kirilloff was removed from the Twins' ALDS roster Wednesday because of a right shoulder injury, Bobby Nightengale of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Kirilloff missed all of August with a right shoulder strain and the injury seems to have resurfaced in some capacity here in the 2023 postseason. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli declined to get into specifics but noted that the 25-year-old first baseman and corner outfielder was having trouble taking full swings. Byron Buxton (knee) has been activated in a corresponding move ahead of ALDS Game 4 against the Astros on Wednesday night at Target Field.
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