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Injuries & Roster Moves: Kirilloff's surgery

July 23, 2021

Keep track of the Twins' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

Kirilloff to have season-ending wrist surgery

Twelve of Twins' Draft picks sign professional contracts with club
@dohyoungpark
July 21, 2021

CHICAGO -- Twins outfielder and first baseman Alex Kirilloff will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist, the club announced Wednesday. The procedure with Dr. Thomas Graham will take place on Friday in Ohio. Kirilloff was placed on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday, with

Jeffers exits in 5th with left knee contusion

@JesseSanchezMLB
July 11, 2021

The fifth inning hurt the Twins in more ways than one during Sunday's 12-9 win against the Tigers at Target Field. In the bottom half of the frame, Twins catcher Ryan Jeffers was removed from the game after fouling a ball off of the inside of his left knee. Minnesota

Garver 'being smart,' slow with groin rehab

@dohyoungpark
July 5, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Mitch Garver began ramping up more rigorously into baseball activity a week ago, he laid out an optimistic timeline for a quick return to play -- one that might have involved him playing in rehab games by now. Instead, the Twins are targeting a return for their

Donaldson day to day with tight hamstring

@ryan_a_herrera
July 3, 2021

Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson exited in the third inning of Saturday's 6-3 loss against the Royals with a tight right hamstring. The club said he was removed as a precaution and is considered day to day. Donaldson doubled down the left-field line with two outs in the inning, but

Buxton's injuries all too familiar for Baldelli

@dohyoungpark
June 22, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- In the aftermath of the hit-by-pitch and fractured left hand that sent Byron Buxton to another stint on the injured list, both Twins manager Rocco Baldelli and outfield coordinator Tommy Watkins emphasized one thing: None of this is fair. Only three days after returning from a six-week stint

'This isn't fair': Buxton has left hand fracture

Hit-by-pitch has Twins center fielder headed for another stint on injured list
@dohyoungpark
June 22, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- As Byron Buxton goes, so do the Twins -- which is why the club was hoping that the hit-by-pitch in Monday night’s 7-5 win in 12 innings against the Reds wasn't anything too serious.

Buxton 'more explosive,' 'doing very well'

Center fielder (hip strain) will get 2nd opinion before Twins plot next steps
@dohyoungpark
June 18, 2021

ARLINGTON -- The Twins progressed to their second city of this road trip with Byron Buxton in tow on Friday -- and still, the center fielder wasn't in position to be added to the active roster due to his lingering hip strain. Manager Rocco Baldelli indicated that Buxton did early

Kirilloff's left ankle sprain a 'day-to-day issue'

@dohyoungpark
June 11, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins' outfield injuries had already long since spiraled out of control. And somehow, it appeared to get even worse on Thursday before the Twins received some encouraging news. Alex Kirilloff, Minnesota's No. 2 prospect per MLB Pipeline, exited in the second inning of the Twins' 7-5 walk-off

Buxton, Maeda to start rehab stints this week

@dohyoungpark
June 7, 2021

KANSAS CITY -- It's almost time for take two with Byron Buxton. The center fielder will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday after he completed the baserunning program the Twins laid out for him without issue. He's been baserunning and sprinting at 100 percent, and once

Garver (groin) out a few weeks after surgery

@dohyoungpark
June 2, 2021

Somehow, the Twins' injury situation continues to get worse. Mitch Garver announced via his Instagram story on Wednesday morning that he underwent successful surgery after leaving Tuesday's game against the Orioles due to a foul ball striking his groin area. Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said it will be "a bare

Buxton seems 'ready' to start rehab stint

Twins OF continues running progression; Polanco update; Vaccine clinic
@dohyoungpark
May 25, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Byron Buxton could head out on a rehab assignment by the end of the week and return to the Twins soon after that, manager Rocco Baldelli said on Monday, which would serve as a big lift for an injury-riddled roster looking to gain ground in the American League

Injury updates on Kepler, Maeda, more Twins

@dohyoungpark
May 17, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins committed two costly errors in their 7-6 loss to the A's on Sunday, and worse, they emerged from the game with three more players banged up in Max Kepler (tight hamstring), Willians Astudillo (left hand contusion) and Kenta Maeda (groin tightness). Fortunately for the Twins and

Cave lands on injured list; Kirilloff update

Refsnyder logs pair of hits, RBI after being recalled from Triple-A St. Paul
@dohyoungpark
May 15, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins' center field depth got much less certain on Saturday, when they placed Jake Cave on the 60-day injured list with a stress reaction in his lower back and selected the contract of Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A St. Paul. According to manager Rocco Baldelli, Cave has a

Buxton 'listening to body,' staying positive

@ryan_a_herrera
May 13, 2021

Twins center fielder Byron Buxton is preaching positivity and patience in his recovery from a Grade 2 right hip strain, even though he isn't likely to be activated from the injured list when his 10-day stint ends. Buxton said Thursday that he still hasn’t progressed enough to being able to

Simmons day to day with ankle inflammation

@dohyoungpark
May 13, 2021

Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons exited during the sixth inning of Minnesota's 13-8 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday night with right ankle inflammation, the club announced following the game. He is considered day to day. Manager Rocco Baldelli was unsure when the issue first flared up, but noted that

Notes: Arraez 'like new' off IL; Kirilloff, Buxton

@dohyoungpark
May 12, 2021

The Twins activated Luis Arraez from the seven-day injured list before Tuesday's series opener against the White Sox following his recovery from a concussion sustained during an awkward slide into home plate last Monday. He hit leadoff and started in left field at Chicago, contributing right away with a second-inning

Buxton to IL with hip strain; timetable TBD

@alysonfooter
May 7, 2021

Star Twins center fielder Byron Buxton is headed to the 10-day injured list after an MRI revealed a Grade 2 right hip strain, manager Rocco Baldelli announced before Friday's game against the Tigers. Buxton won't need surgery, but his timetable wasn't immediately known. The Twins are hopeful that Buxton's status

Twins place Kirilloff on IL, activate Sanó

@dohyoungpark
May 5, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins placed Alex Kirilloff on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a sprained right wrist after he saw a hand and wrist specialist in the Twin Cities earlier in the day. The club activated first baseman Miguel Sanó from the IL in a corresponding move. Kirilloff,

Arraez to concussion IL; Gordon back up

@dohyoungpark
May 4, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins placed utility man Luis Arraez on the seven-day injured list on Tuesday with a concussion after he was pulled following the sixth inning of Minnesota's 6-5 victory over the Rangers on Monday. Arraez had a headache and a sore neck, manager Rocco Baldelli said, a result

Notes: Sanó nearly ready; Pineda uncertain

@dohyoungpark
May 3, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- The power packed into Miguel Sanó's muscular frame was on full display before Monday's series opener against the Rangers, as he handled the velocity machine with ease during a pregame session on the field. Ball after ball pelted Target Field's upper deck, with a handful of hard liners

Notes: Simmons back soon; manager pranks

@dohyoungpark
April 25, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons will travel with the team to Cleveland on this coming road trip as planned and appears to be on track to return to the field at some point during that three-game series, manager Rocco Baldelli said Sunday. Simmons has been out of action since

Sanó to IL; Alex Kirilloff gets the call

Simmons cleared for return from COVID-19
April 23, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- The reinforcements have arrived. On the heels of a winless road trip in which several positive COVID-19 tests afflicted the clubhouse and the Twins emptied their taxi squad in search of depth, Minnesota recalled No. 2 prospect Alex Kirilloff from the alternate training site and called up former

Riddle added to Twins' COVID injured list

Sanó sidelined with hamstring tightness; club seeks defensive versatility
@garciamegan_
April 21, 2021

In the past week, the Twins have placed several players on the COVID-19 injured list due to contact tracing and positive cases. Ahead of Wednesday’s series finale in Oakland, JT Riddle was the latest player to be placed on the COVID-19 IL. Riddle did not test positive for COVID-19 but

Garlick, Kepler, Thielbar go on COVID IL

@dohyoungpark
April 20, 2021

Following three days of postponements due to COVID-19, the Twins finally returned to action with a doubleheader against the A's on Tuesday at the Oakland Coliseum -- but the team that took the field looked quite different from the one that was last in action on Friday. The Twins placed