Twins Call Royce Lewis Up to Big Leagues

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On Thursday night, Carlos Correa was hit by two pitches against the Baltimore Orioles. Not only did the Minnesota Twins lose their second straight game, but they lost their superstar shortstop to a broken middle finger. Now, on Friday morning, the Twins have called up much anticipated top prospect, Royce Lewis, to fill in while he’s out.

We do not know how long Correa’s IL stint will be. Hopefully, weeks and not months. Until the 2012 #1 overall draft pick is ready to return, it’ll be the #1 overall pick in the 2017 draft who will fill his void at shortstop.

Yes, Lewis has struggled with injuries that have hampered the beginning of what we all hope is a successful career. But he’s been healthy through 24 games so far in 2022. And the results have been marvelous.

Across the river, Royce Lewis is hitting .310, with 3 HR, 11 2B and 11 RBI. His OPS is .993. If left to dominate AAA pitching in St. Paul all summer, the California kid would have competed for MiLB Player of the Year. Hopefully, Correa returns in time to give him that chance.

Until then, let’s see Royce Lewis is ready for the Big Leagues.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan