Minnesota Twins place Andrelton Simmons on injured list

Riddle selected; Kirilloff added as 27th man for today’s DH with Red Sox

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed shortstop Andrelton Simmons on the COVID-19 Injured List and selected the contract of infielder JT Riddle from the alternate training site.

Simmons, 31, hit .355 (11-for-31) with three doubles and three RBI in 10 games to start the season. Riddle, 29, began this season on the Taxi Squad after going 5-for-30 (.167) in 18 spring training games. He has four seasons of major league experience, debuting in 2017 with the Miami Marlins and most recently appearing in 23 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2020.

Additionally, outfielder Alex Kirilloff has been recalled from the alternate site to serve as the 27th man for today’s doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox. The club’s No. 2-ranked prospect per MLB.com, Kirilloff will be looking to make his first career regular season appearance, after debuting in Game 2 of the 2020 Wild Card Series and becoming the first player in major league history to record a Postseason hit prior to a regular season one.

COURTESY MINNESOTA TWINS & MLBpressbox.com

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