Initial Tests on Carlos Correa Injury Not Good

Photo: Scott Taetsch – USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Correa was hit by two pitches on Thursday. The Minnesota Twins also suffered their second-straight loss. Correa remained in the game after he was beaned in the 5th. But it was the 7th inning, he wasn’t so lucky.

Correa thought both pitches were going to break away from him, but instead, they rode up and in. The first time around, he took it in the wrist. Wasn’t pretty, but no real harm done. In the 7th, however, the two-time All Star and former Rookie of the Year wasn’t so lucky.

That’s because it wasn’t Correa’s wrist that took contact this time. It was an 81 MPH misplaced slider that made direct contact with a more fragile location. His middle finger. The ensuing play was ruled a batted ball and ended the inning. Correa was immediately pulled from the contest and the initial didn’t yield hopeful results.

Pets Heads Are Falling Off

The Minnesota Twins, who had won 11 of their last 12 games entering Wednesday, suddenly appear in trouble. They’ve lost two-straight and had already lost Luis Arraez, Dylan Bundy and Rocco Baldelli to the “sickness that must not be named” list. It appears imminent that Carlos Correa to the injured list is the next domino to drop.

We should have more clarity on Friday but early Twitter doctors are calling for weeks, not months, on the injured list. Multiple Twins beat writers have already calling for top prospect Royce Lewis to get a call-up, should more thorough testing on Correa confirm these initial scans.

Lewis has been tearing up his competition at AAA St. Paul so the call-up would make sense. He’s hitting over .310 with a .993 OPS. But miracles can happen, right? So until tomorrow’s tests come back, I’ll be here praying to the baseball gods.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan