Minnesota Twins Player News: All Positions

News: Moya (shoulder) is expected to open the season on the injured list, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impact: The news is hardly surprising, as Moya has been out nearly a month with shoulder tightness. It's unclear when he's expected to return.
News: The Twins will start breaking Kirilloff in at first base this season, Twins Daily reports.
Impact: This makes all the sense in the world, as Kirilloff has filled out since his days as an amateur and the Twins have a crowded outfield already, without factoring in last year's first-round pick Trevor Larnach, who is a corner outfielder/designated hitter and on the fast track to the majors. A move to first base does not negatively impact Kirilloff's fantasy stock.
News: Nicolino was assigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Nicolino has allowed just one run in 5.2 innings this spring, though he was always a long shot at best to break camp with the team. The lefty has a 4.65 ERA in 201.1 major-league innings and spent the entirety of 2018 at the Triple-A level.
News: Perez said Tuesday he doesn't expect to be used as a starter until mid-April, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The news comes as little surprise as the Twins have no need for a fifth starter until that point due to several off days over the first couple weeks of the season. Perez has looked sharp in spring training as he has showcased increased velocity on his fastball after making some offseason tweaks to his delivery.