Twins Place Royce Lewis on 10-Day Injured List
In the first two games of their 3-game series with the Reds, earlier this week, the Twins lost both Carlos Correa and Royce Lewis to mid-game injuries. On Friday, Royce Lewis joined Correa on the team’s 10-Day Injured List.
Royce Lewis goes on 10-Day Injured List
We have made the following roster move: pic.twitter.com/2KE64TVKnq— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 22, 2023
Back on Monday, Correa didn’t even make it to the top of the 2nd inning, after hearing a pop in his heel while chasing down a routine fly ball in the bottom of the 1st. Then, on Tuesday, Lewis left the game in the top of the 8th inning while in the middle of a plate appearance.
The former #1 overall pick swung late at a 2-1 pitch and fouled it off over the 1st base dugout. He didn’t even finish his swing before nearly falling over and screaming an expletive. Then, he gingerly limped up the line, both writhing in pain and seething with anger.
Royce Lewis left the game with trainers during his at-bat in the 8th inning pic.twitter.com/KvUHkxWriI— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) September 20, 2023
Earlier in the game, Lewis beat out a double play that was so close, he was originally called out, until replay proved otherwise. It’s believed he first tweaked his hamstring on that 90-foot sprint. He hit into a double play during his next at-bat and wasn’t running 100% down the line.
Royce Lewis is eligible to come off the injured list on September 30, meaning he will have a chance, just like Carlos Correa, to get game action before the first game of the wildcard round on October 3.
After the Minnesota Twins beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-0, Tingler answered questions from media. He was immediately asked to give a Royce Lewis injury update and labeled his status “day-to-day”, confirming it was a hamstring injury. Now, he’s on the injured list.
“You’re hoping for the best. But I think with these hamstrings and soft tissue, you don’t really know. You don’t really know until the next couple of days and see how he responds. I don’t want to speculate or anything like that. It would just be a guess at this point.”
Unsurprisingly, the Twins’ young star is not in the lineup for Wednesday’s 11:35 AM finale in Cincinnati (watch Bally Sports North on Fubo TV).
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan