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Twins' Alex Kirilloff taking seat Thursday

Minnesota Twins first baseman/outfielder Alex Kirilloff is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against left-hander Travis Skubal and the Detroit Tigers.

What It Means:

Kirilloff is taking a seat against the Tigers' southpaw after starting the last nine contests. Miguel Sano is playing first base in place of Kirilloff and hitting sixth.

numberFire’s models project Sano for 12.3 FanDuel points and he has a $2,800 salary on Thursday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Twins have the fourth-highest implied total (4.9 runs) in the majors on Thursday.