Alex Kirilloff To Miss 2017 After Tommy John Surgery
In a recent Q&A with Twins Daily, Kirilloff was optimistic about his rehab and looking forward to spring training.
SS: You missed the end of the season with an elbow injury. Can you recall exactly what happened? How has the rehab process been, and how are you doing at this point?
AK: The rehab process has been great. Biggest thing for me is just having patience with it. I'm super excited to get back on the field for spring training.
The surgery will be performed by Dr. David Altchek.
The Twins Daily choice as the Twins #3 prospect will be away from baseball activities for the next five month and he hopes to be back for Instructional League in nine-months.
Several Twins have had Tommy John surgery including Miguel Sano who had the surgery three years ago. Another position player in the organization who has had the surgery is Twins manager Paul Molitor. He had the surgery in 1984 when he was a third baseman for the Brewers.