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Apr 15, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
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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 32.52.3 5 1 3 3 .289
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: 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: Sitting versus southpaw

    Kirilloff is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers. Kirilloff has started eight of Minnesota's 10 games this season, with both his turns on the bench coming against a left-handed starter. That trend will continue Friday as Jose Miranda serves as the designated hitter versus Detroit lefty Tarik Skubal.
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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: Gets start in outfield

    Kirilloff started in left field and went 1-for-4 with an RBI during Saturday's win over Kansas City. It was a surprise to see Kirilloff in the outfield after he played almost exclusively at first base and DH in spring training. He also hit second in the order, which was unexpected as well. Both show he's healthy and should be in a prime lineup spot against right-handed pitchers. Kirilloff is still expected to be the team's primary DH versus right-handed pitching.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Takes seat against lefty

    Kirilloff is out of the lineup for Thursday's season opener against the Royals. The Twins are going with Manuel Margot at designated hitter as the Royals throw left-hander Cole Ragans. Kirilloff is in line to be the team's primary DH versus right-handed pitching.
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  • Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Full strength as spring games begin

    Kirilloff went 1-for-3 in Sunday's spring training loss to Boston as he looks fully healthy after offseason shoulder surgery. "He's in a lot better shape than we originally thought he was going to be in when the offseason started," manager Rocco Badelli stated, per Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic. Despite surgery in October to repair the labrum in his right shoulder, Kirilloff has played in the first two spring training games, which is a sign the team is confident in his health. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli told The Athletic that he doesn't view first base as a strict platoon since Carlos Santana is a switch hitter, meaning both could be in a lineup against righties. However, Kirilloff would likely play more DH in that scenario with Santana seen as the better glove at first base. It's still not clear how much Kirilloff will play against left-handed pitching or if he'll be used in the outfield.
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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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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