OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins reinstated shortstop Carlos Correa from the disabled list Wednesday before their game in Oakland and sent rising rookie Royce Lewis back to Triple-A St. Paul.
Correa missed 11 games with a bruised right middle finger, after a pitch struck him there while gripping the handle of the bat mid-swing.
Correa was detained two days after the minimum stay. Lewis didn’t miss a beat, deftly filling in at shortstop and contributing often at the plate during his 11-game major league debut. The first overall pick in the 2017 draft hit .308 with four doubles, two home runs, five RBIs and five runs in 39 at-bats, but the Twins preferred that he continue to play regularly at shortstop.
Correa was hitting .255 with five doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI and 12 runs in 94 at-bats before the injury.
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