Twins Place Carlos Correa on 10-Day Injured List (Plantar Fasciitis)

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The Minnesota Twins are in Cincinnati finishing their series vs the Reds at the Great American Ballpark this morning. In game one, on Monday, Carlos Correa took a drop-step to his right and chased down a lazy pop fly for what looked like a rather routine MLB out. In game two, rising star Royce Lewis exited mid-plate appearance with a hamstring injury.

Carlos Correa exits game in 1st inning

But in the bottom half of the same inning, Correa didn’t step into the batter’s box as the Twins’ 5-hitter, like was originally written into the lineup. Instead, we found out after a short while, the 27-year-old shortstop was pulled because he re-aggravated the plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Pain was worse than usual

After the game, Correa gave an update to reporters and confirmed the pain he felt in his heel, when running down that fly ball in the 1st inning, was much greater than anything he’s experienced this season, while treating the plantar fasciitis he’s been battling all season.

“Almost like a little pop in my heel. It didn’t feel good at all. It was tough for me to move around. Even walking, I felt like there was a knife on my heel. Obviously, for me to come out in the first inning, it’s got to take a lot. It was very painful.”

Carlos Correa (via The Athletic)

Correa told reporters that his foot had been feeling so good lately that, leading up to the game on Monday, he wasn’t feeling any pain at all. Carlos described his pregame hitting session as one of his best of the season, and credited how pain free his foot was, while swinging.

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Depending on how Correa feels this morning, it sounds like an injured list stint is very much a possibility. Though he made it clear, his season and availability come playoff time is not in jeopardy. Not being in the lineup, before the Twins have officially clinched a playoff spot, clearly makes him nervous.

“We have to see how I wake up. Then we have to make some decisions as a team. We have to meet with [athletic trainer Nick Paparesta] and obviously [manager Rocco Baldelli] when we get back, and see what’s best for me heading down the stretch and going into the postseason.

At the same time, I keep pushing through this, it’s not going to get any better. I’m not going to get any better. I’m not going to move any better. Maybe some rest and just show up and play meaningful games will probably be best. But at the same time, we haven’t clinched yet and we don’t have a spot in the postseason just yet cemented. We have to figure out a way to get that done and then we can make those decisions.”

Carlos Correa (via The Athletic)

Twins place Carlos Correa on 10-Day Injured List

Wednesday morning, the Twins announced a roster move that sent Correa to the 10-day injured list and recalled the hot hitting Trevor Larnach from Triple-A St. Paul.

This is a frustrating setback for the Twins, especially given how good Correa’s foot was feeling prior to re-aggravating the plantar fasciitis. Hopefully, he woke up to a miracle on Tuesday morning. If not, the Twins need to do everything in their power to have him feeling as healthy as possible, come October.

Contrary to Correa’s concerns, the Twins have the AL Central won. Whether official yet or not. This is the right move. Now, we just have to hope and pray that Carlos returns, after his 10-day stint, in good enough shape to help lead the Twins on a playoff run.

He has no doubt he’ll play. The questions will surround how good he will be, if the plantar fasciitis is still painful or flares back up.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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