Twins Get Bad News on Ryan Jeffers Injury Update
The Minnesota Twins were recipients of bad news on Friday when it was revealed that catcher Ryan Jeffers is dealing with a bruised thumb. The injury resulted in the 25-year-old landing on the 10-day injury list, however, things have gotten worse since then following further scans.
Results show that Jeffers is actually dealing with "a slight fracture in his right thumb" and will require "a procedure", according to Twins insider Do-Hyoung Park. The timetable for the backstop's return is estimated at six to eight weeks.
Ryan Jeffers Injury Update
The latest update obviously isn't what the Twins hoped to hear. Of his 60 games played this season, Jeffers has been behind the plate for 54 of them. He owns an impressive .998 fielding percentage behind home plate, also racking up 13 assists with just one error.
Jeffers isn't the biggest offensive threat, but he has been decently productive this season. He's already piled up seven home runs and 25 RBIs in 192 at-bats, while already recording 21 walks — just one off from last season's total in 15 fewer games.
The good news is that the Twins have options until Jeffers is healthy. Two-time All-Star Gary Sanchez has plenty of experience and a .994 fielding percentage in 39 starts at the position this season.
Hopefully, Jeffers' procedure is successful and he gets back into Minnesota's lineup as soon as possible. For now, the Twins are available at +4000 (T-No. 9) to win the 2022 World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.