Alexi Casilla Lora was born on July 20, 1984 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. He plays second base for the Minnesota Twins.
Alexi is 5 ft 9, weighs 180 pounds, and bats and throws right.
High SchoolAlexi graduated from Enedia Puello Renville High School in the Dominican Republic.
Minor LeaguesAlexi was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels in 2003.
On December 9, 2005, the Angels traded him to the Minnesota Twins for pitcher J.C. Romero.
Major LeaguesAlexi made his major league debut with the Twins on September 1, 2006, and played in 9 games during that month as a call-up player.
In 2007, after Luis Castillo was traded late in the season to the New York Mets, Alexi became the every-day second baseman. He struggled, however, with a .222 batting average in 189 at-bats.
In 2008, Alexi did not make the Twins opening day roster and instead started for the Twins AAA affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings.
He was called up in May, however, to replace the injured infielder Nick Punto. Since his callup, he was the Twins’ starting second baseman and second hitter in the lineup, until injuring his thumb in a game on July 29, which necessitated a trip to the 15-day DL. He returned in late August.