Season-Ending Surgery For Twins Outfielder

His young career having already been derailed by wrist problems for two seasons, top Minnesota Twins youngster Alex Kirilloff will be undergoing surgery to correct the problem. 

The "ulnar shortening surgery" this week will end his season, and hopefully have him ready for spring training 2023. 

Twins beat writer Do-Hyoung Park has the gory details:

Kirilloff says they need to create more "spacing" in the wrist joint by "manually breaking the ulna, shortening it and inserting a plate and screws". Ouch.

Kirilloff was off to a red-hot start upon his initial call-up from the minors last season, but the wrist problem landed him on the injured list in May. He came back, struggled, and then went out again in July for the balance of the season.

This year, this is the 3rd time the wrist has landed him on the injured list, this time for good. 

It's obviously limited his effectiveness swinging the bat, as he's only been able to produce a .250 average with a .658 OPS along with just three home runs.

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