Twins put Kirilloff on injured list, add new pitcher to roster
The Minnesota Twins made a few roster moves Wednesday morning.
The team placed outfielder Alex Kirilloff on the 10-day injured list with right wrist inflammation. Kirilloff injured the same wrist last season and had surgery.
The 24-year-old played in five games this year but had just one hit in 17 at-bats.
Minnesota also designated relief pitcher Jharel Cotton for release or assignment. The 30-year-old pitched 2 scoreless innings for the Twins this season after he was claimed off waivers from Texas in November.
To fill the two roster spots, the Twins recalled outfielder Trevor Larnach and selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Dereck Rodríguez.
Larnach has played in five games for the St. Paul Saints this season, hitting 2-for-19 with 2 RBI and 2 walks. He debuted last year, appearing in 79 games for Minnesota.
Rodríguez, 29, started one game for the Saints this season, pitching four scoreless innings. He was drafted in the sixth round by the Twins in 2011 but has never played for Minnesota. His only MLB action came from 2018 through 2020 with the San Francisco Giants, where he appeared in 51 games, 35 of which were starts, and recorded a 4.27 ERA over 221.1 innings with 162 strikeouts.