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Kirilloff is back up; Polanco to IL as Twins go to Phoenix




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It has been announced just a little bit ago that 1B/OF Alex Kirilloff has been recalled from the Triple-A St. Paul Saints and second baseman Jorge Polanco has been put on the injured list retroactive to June 13th, due to lower back tightness. This comes as the Twins head to Phoenix to face the 30-35, 4th place Arizona Diamondbacks this weekend. It will be interesting whether Kirilloff is put in the lineup right away tonight or not as the Twins will face lefty Madison Baumgarner. 

Here are the weekend pitching matchups:

Devin Smeltzer vs. Madison Madison Baumgarner tonight

Dylan Bundy vs. Luke Weaver Saturday

Chris Archer vs. Merrill Kelly Sunday

I will be interested to see how the Twins handle the Diamondbacks pitching going from an aging veteran in Baumgarner tonight to fresh faced guys the rest of the weekend and the Arizona bullpen which is not good. The Twins should be able to take 2 of 3 this weekend if not all three. Be sure to tune into the Twins Nation Podcast for our next episode where we will discuss this series as well as the just completed Mariners series and the upcoming schedule where the Twins will see a lot of the Cleveland Guardians, their closest competitor in the AL Central. You can find the podcast on my website https://www.podpage.com/twins-nation/ or anywhere you get your podcasts! 




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With Polanco & Lewis down and their phylosophy of resting CC, IMO they need very much to bring up Palacios, Palacios played all over when Lewis was at AAA. We really need his glove and get his bat accustumed to MLB pitching now and in the future.

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