Twins News: Minnesota Gets Bad News on Alex Kirilloff Injury Update

The Minnesota Twins got some bad news regarding outfielder Alex Kirilloff's latest injury update.
The Minnesota Twins got some bad news regarding outfielder Alex Kirilloff's latest injury update. / Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Minnesota Twins are in the midst of a tough season as they sit in last place in the AL Central division with a record of 25-37. It only seems to be getting worse as the Twins recently got some bad news regarding starting outfielder Alex Kirilloff's latest injury update.

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Kirilloff left Minnesota's game against the New York Yankees on Thursday night and was later diagnosed with a low-grade ankle sprain. He originally stayed in the game after it happened, which doesn't make the injury seem substantial. A trip to the 10-day injured list is certainly a possibility, though.

The 23-year-old rookie was enjoying a nice spot in the lineup this season. He is hitting .261/.297/.441 on the year with 14 runs scored, 4 home runs and 18 RBIs. Although star outfielder Byron Buxton is expected back soon, losing Kirilloff will again test the outfield depth of the Twins.

Minnesota's manager Rocco Baldelli told reporters after the game that he believes Kirilloff will be fine and sees his status as more of a day-to-day situation. It'll be worth keeping an eye on whether or not the Twins No. 2 prospect is able to return to the lineup by the end of the weekend.

The Twins need to stay healthy if they want any chance of getting back into the playoff race. Minnesota currently has odds set at +1800 to win the division, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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