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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.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Set for shoulder surgery
Kirilloff will undergo surgery later this month to repair the labrum in his right shoulder, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Kirilloff initially injured his shoulder in July and more recently had to be removed from the Twins' ALDS roster after suffering a setback. It's not clear at this point how long his rehab will take, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he's at least somewhat limited in spring training. It's yet another surgery for Kirilloff, who previously has had two different operations on his wrist.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Placed on injured list
Kirilloff (undisclosed) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday ahead of ALDS Game 4 against the Astros.
There are no further details yet, but Kirilloff must have suffered a fairly serious injury in the Twins' Game 3 loss, as he will now officially be out through the ALCS. Byron Buxton (knee) has replaced Kirilloff on Minnesota's active roster for what remains of the best-of-five ALDS.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Not in lineup for Game 4
Kirilloff is not in the lineup Wednesday for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Astros.
Willi Castro, Michael Taylor and Max Kepler will start across the outfield for the Twins as they take on right-hander Jose Urquidy at Target Field. Kirilloff has gone 1-for-13 with a single, two walks and four strikeouts so far in the 2023 postseason.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: On bench Sunday
Kirilloff is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS against the Astros on Sunday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old will head to the bench for the second game of the series with southpaw Framber Valdez on the mound for Houston. Kirilloff is hitless in five at-bats through three playoff games, though he has worked a pair of walks.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Sitting versus lefty
Kirilloff is absent from the lineup Friday at Colorado.
Donovan Solano will play first base and bat leadoff as the Twins take on Rockies left-hander Ty Blach. Kirilloff, a left-handed hitter, has slashed just .125/.232/.250 in 56 plate appearances versus southpaws this year.... See More ... See Less
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
|HT/WT: 6-2, 195 lbs|
|Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA|
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