Twins Promote Top Prospect Following Carlos Correa Injury

The Minnesota Twins will promote top prospect Royce Lewis following Carlos Correa's injury update.
The Minnesota Twins will promote top prospect Royce Lewis following Carlos Correa's injury update. / Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa had a rough night on Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles. The superstar was drilled twice by pitches inside, the second nailing him flush on the knuckles and fingers of his right hand.

Correa will undergo further tests to determine the extent of this ailment, but Minnesota fears he broke a finger on his hand.

In a bit of mixed news, Correa's injury will lead to an exciting opportunity for the organization's top prospect, shortstop Royce Lewis.

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MLB insider Jon Morosi reported the Twins are expected to promote Lewis up from Triple-A St. Paul on Friday.

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Lewis is an elite-level prospect. He ranks No. 1 in Minnesota's farm system and No. 44 across the entire MLB. In just 23 Triple-A games, Lewis is slashing .310/.427/.560 along with 3 home runs, 11 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.

Considering the lack of certainty around Correa's long-term future in Minnesota, it's an exciting time for Twins fans to see their next everyday shortstop. But, his promotion also means the Twins are preparing for the worst around Correa's injury.

Earlier tests confirmed surgery likely won't be necessary, but Correa could be on the shelf for a couple of weeks or even a month.

The Twins sit at 15-10 and in first place in the AL Central division. FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds show Minnesota at +125 to win the division.

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