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The Twins are calling up top prospect Alex Kirilloff to serve as their 27th man for Wednesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox.
Before fantasy managers get too excited, just keep in mind that he's only up to serve as the 27th man for today. The expectation is that he'll get optioned back to the minors right afterwards. Still, it's a reminder that Kirilloff's time is coming. If fantasy players have a bench spot to spare, you could do worse than stashing Kirilloff at this time.
The Twins have optioned Alex Kirilloff to an alternate training site.
This isn't all that unexpected given Kirilloff's prospect status and his struggles in the spring (.129/.182/.258). But make no mistake - he is the future of the Twins' outfield, and he'll almost certainly be up playing left field soon. For now, the job is likely Jake Cave's, but assuming reports are positive for Kirilloff in the alternate site, expect him to return to the majors and be productive by May 1.
Twins prospect Alex Kirilloff is hitting sixth and playing right field in his major league debut in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Astros.
Kirilloff becomes the first player in MLB history to make his big league debut in a playoff game. Max Kepler is sliding over to center field and Byron Buxton is on the bench in this win-or-go-home matchup with Houston.
The Twins are including top prospect Alex Kirilloff on their Wild Card roster against the Astros.
It's a shocking move considering Kirilloff has never appeared in a MLB game before. He's likely providing insurance for Byron Buxton (head), who wound up being included. Josh Donaldson (calf) did not make the cut.
Top prospect Alex Kirilloff was included in the Twins' 60-man roster for the 2020 season.
Kirilloff will be a member of Minnesota's taxi squad as MLB teams appear to be using the roster space to continue developing their top prospects. The 22-year-old outfielder dealt with injuries in 2019 but is expected to be ready for the bigs sometime in 2021. Kirilloff was the club's first-round draft choice back in 2016, one year before the team took Royce Lewis first overall.