Alex Kirilloff went 1-for-4 with a single in his major league debut Wednesday in Game 2 of the Twins’ Wild Card Series against the Astros.
By virtue of Byron Buxton being limited to the bench, Kirilloff became the first ever player to make his major league debut by being in the starting lineup for a playoff game. The 22-year-old flew out with a chance to put the Twins in front in the first inning, but he later ripped a single to right field in the fourth inning (at 105.9 mph) for his first hit and even made a nice sliding catch in the fifth inning. One of the best hitting prospects in the game, Kirilloff could be looking at a major role with the Twins next season. Sep 30 4:46 pm (EST)
- Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports that the Twins will indeed carry prospect outfielder Alex Kirilloff on their roster for the Wild Card round against the Astros.
- Kirilloff (undisclosed) will start in right field and bat eighth in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.
- Kirilloff was scratched from the lineup for Friday's game against the University of Minnesota, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.comreports. All Alex Kirilloff (L) News
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