Alex Kirilloff


Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Swipes first bag in majors

Kirilloff went 2-for-4 with two walks, an RBI and a stolen base in Monday's 7-5 extra-innings win over the Reds. The steal was his first in 39 big-league games -- not surprising for a player with a career high of seven (on 13 attempts) in the minors. Kirilloff has picked up his pace a bit at the plate in June, slashing .288/.354/.407 through 17 contests, but the 23-year-old hasn't yet met his lofty expectations.

Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Heads to bench

Kiriloff is not starting Saturday against Texas. Kiriloff isn't necessarily at risk of slipping into a true bench role, but the returns of Max Kepler (hamstring) and Byron Buxton (hip) over the last two days can't help but make the Twins' outfield considerably more crowded. Kepler, Buxton and Trevor Larnach will be the outfielders Saturday.

Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Goes long in loss

Kirilloff went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Mariners. Kirilloff took Marco Gonzales deep to center field to break a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning. It was the 23-year-old's first long ball since May 2 and his first RBI in 10 days. He hasn't been particularly impressive, as he's slashing .254/.292/.443 with 5 home runs, 19 RBI and 15 runs scored through his first two months at the major-league level. Things should naturally become easier for him as he continues to get more reps.
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Twins rookies Alex Kirilloff and Trevor Larnach are showing they belong

Alex Kirilloff (left), Trevor Larnach (right)Kirilloff: Brace Hemmelgarn / Minnesota Twins / Getty Images; Larnach: AP Photo/Tony Dejak. With the Minnesota Twins quickly running out of time to turn around a season that has seen their playoff prospects fade significantly, the focus for the organization will begin to shift away from contending now to preparing to contend in the future. In the increasingly likely event the Twins decision makers decide to turn the page on 2021, a great deal of attention will be paid to the upcoming July 30 trade deadline when many of the Twins’ veteran players will be made available to other teams in trade offers for young prospects that might be able to help the team in future seasons.

Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Considered day-to-day

Kirilloff (ankle) is considered day-to-day after suffering an ankle sprain Thursday against the Yankees, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Manager Rocco Baldelli elaborated that Kirilloff might need a day or two to recover, but the skipper sounded optimistic that placement on the injured list would not be necessary. That's promising news for both Kirilloff and the Twins, who are also currently without Byron Buxton (hip) and Max Kepler (hamstring).

Twins' Alex Kirilloff: In lineup Friday

Kirilloff (ankle) is in the starting lineup Friday against the Astros, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Kirilloff sprained his ankle in Thursday's game against the Yankees, but he'll be able to stay in lineup for Friday's series opener against Houston, batting fourth as the right fielder.

Twins RF Alex Kirilloff injures ankle vs. Yankees

Minnesota Twins right fielder Alex Kirilloff exited Thursday’s game against the visiting New York Yankees with a sprained left ankle. Kirilloff, 23, appeared to sustain the injury while tracking down a ball hit off the wall by Gio Urshela in the first inning. He struggled to quickly run after the ball and get it back to the infield, allowing Urshela to coast in for the triple.

Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Exits Thursday's contest

Kirilloff exited Thursday's contest due to an apparent leg injury, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports. Kirilloff appeared to suffer the injury while playing a ball off the wall in the first inning. The severity is unknown at this time, though the Twins are already thin in the outfield due to a number of sidelined players. Gilberto Celestino entered the game in Kirilloff's place.

Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Dealing with ankle sprain

Kirilloff exited Thursday's game with a low-grade left ankle sprain, Do-Hyoung Park of reports. Kirilloff suffered the injury while attempting to play a ball near the wall early in the game. Though Byron Buxton (hip) is nearing a return, any extended absence for Kirilloff will continue to test the Twins' outfield depth. It's unclear whether a stint on the injured list will be required.

Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Day off Tuesday

Kirilloff is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees. Kirilloff is 3-for-17 over his past five games and will take a seat Tuesday with lefty Jordan Montgomery starting for New York. Trevor Larnach and Kyle Garlick will cover the corner outfield spots for the Twins.

Twins' Alex Kirilloff: Riding pine Thursday

Kirilloff is not in Thursday's lineup against the Royals. The Twins' top prospect has started 12 straight games, with three of those coming against left-handed starters, so while a lefty (Kris Bubic) is on the hill for Kansas City, this seems like just a standard day off. He is hitting .265 with zero home runs, 14 strikeouts and four walks in 49 at-bats since returning from a wrist injury May 21. Kyle Garlick will start in right field while Trevor Larnach starts in left.
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Twins’ Alex Kirilloff quiets concerns about wrist

It was mere weeks ago that the questions surrounding Alex Kirilloff were mostly about his wrist and whether it would require surgery, cutting what had looked to be an exciting rookie season short. Kirilloff, who returned from the injured list on May 21, seems to be quieting those concerns. The...