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Twins' Royce Lewis: Undergoes surgery
Lewis underwent knee surgery Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Lewis tore his right ACL for the second time in late May and will now embark on what's expected to be a year-long recovery program. The silver lining for Lewis is that he's already familiar with the process, but he'll carry significant injury concerns for the foreseeable future after undergoing the same major procedure twice in a 16-month span.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Transferred to 60-day IL
Lewis (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.
It was reported Friday that Lewis would miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, so Saturday's transaction was made to free up a spot on the 40-man roster. Given the timing of the injury, don't expect to see Lewis back on the field until sometime next summer.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Suffers torn ACL, out for season
Lewis has been diagnosed with a partially torn right ACL and will miss the remainder of the 2022 season, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Lewis also sustained a torn right ACL in February of 2021, and he carries a return timetable of approximately 12 months after sustaining the same injury last week. It's a devastating blow for the 23-year-old, who made his major-league debut in May and slashed .300/.317/.550 with two homers, five runs and five RBI over 12 games with the Twins. It seems unlikely that Lewis will be able to handle much work during spring training in 2023, but he'll attempt to return to the field by next summer.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Healing, but no major progress
Lewis has demonstrated some healing since landing on the 10-day injured list May 30, but he has yet to progress to baseball activities while recovers from a bone bruise of his right knee, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Hayes relays that the Twins are still planning on sending Lewis in for a follow-up MRI, but that seems merely designed to confirm the first diagnosis that he's dealing with a bone bruise. In any case, Lewis looks to be at least a week away from resuming activities, so a late-June return from the IL could be a best-case scenario for the hotshot rookie at this juncture.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Placed on 10-day IL
Lewis (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a right knee bone bruise.
After being recalled Sunday, Lewis suffered the knee injury while making a catch in the fourth inning and he will now be out for at least 10 days. The 22-year-old has produced a .300 average with two homers, four doubles, five RBI and five runs over 40 at-bats in 12 games with the Twins this season. Jose Miranda was called up from Triple-A St. Paul on Monday to take his spot on the 26-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Diagnosed with bone bruise
Lewis was diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee Sunday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said Sunday that Lewis will "probably" require a trip to the injured list due to his knee issue, but it's encouraging that he's been diagnosed with a bone bruise rather than structural damage. The 22-year-old will be further evaluated by the team in the coming days once the swelling in his knee subsides.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Likely requires IL stint
Manager Rocco Baldelli said Lewis will "probably" be placed on the injured list after leaving Sunday's game with right knee pain, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Lewis was promoted from Triple-A St. Paul prior to Sunday's contest, and he began experiencing knee pain after a collision with the wall in center field. The Twins have a doubleheader Tuesday and don't have a scheduled off day until June 6, so it could be difficult to keep the 22-year-old on the active roster for this week, even if he's expected to miss only a few days. The injury itself may not warrant a trip to the shelf, but Lewis could still end up on the injured list due to the timing of the injury.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Exits after collision with wall
Lewis was removed from Sunday's game against the Royals in the top of the fourth inning with right knee pain, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Fresh off his promotion from Triple-A St. Paul earlier in the day, Lewis was immediately inserted as the Twins' starting center fielder in Sunday's series finale while Byron Buxton handled designated-hitter duties. After flying out in his lone plate appearance in the second inning, Lewis made an excellent catch in the top of the third to rob Emmanuel Rivera of a potential extra-base hit, but he banged into the wall hard while flagging down the pop fly and is now dealing with an injury. Though Lewis initially stayed in the game, he was removed an inning later in favor of Nick Gordon. Expect the Twins to provide a firmer diagnosis of the injury later in the day, but assuming Lewis isn't dealing with anything more than a day-to-day concern related to the same knee in which he suffered an ACL tear last February, he could be primed to fill a near-everyday utility role for Minnesota while bouncing between a number of different positions.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Back with big-league club
Lewis was recalled from Triple-A St. Paul by the Twins on Sunday and is starting in center field against the Royals, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
The 22-year-old was optioned to St. Paul on May 18 when Carlos Correa (finger) returned from the injured list, and he's now back in Minnesota after spending less that two weeks in the minors. Lewis moved around the diamond while back at Triple-A and saw playing time at shortstop, third base, left field and center field, and he's poised to fill a utility role now that he's back in the majors. He hit .308/.325/.564 with two home runs, four doubles, five RBI and five runs over his first 11 big-league games.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Working in center field
Lewis is starting in center field for Triple-A St. Paul on Friday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Minnesota initially indicated Lewis would remain at shortstop after being demoted to St. Paul on May 18, but he's now also seen action at third base, left field and center field. The 22-year-old hit .308/.325/.564 with two home runs, four doubles and five RBI across his first 11 big-league games, but he was sent back to Triple-A once Carlos Correa returned from the injured list. Lewis is gearing up to rejoin the Twins in a utility role at some point, though it's unclear when exactly that may happen.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Playing third base in Triple-A
Lewis will start at third base for Triple-A St. Paul on Friday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Lewis is a shortstop by trade, but that position is firmly blocked by Carlos Correa for now. He impressed in his brief debut while Correa was out with a finger injury, hitting .308/.325/.564 with a pair of homers in 11 games, but he nevertheless was sent to the minors upon Correa's return from the injured list. How often he features at other positions for St. Paul could give clues as to how quickly he'll return. While previous reports indicated he'd continue to primarily start at shortstop, he'll need to get experience at other positions if he's to play alongside Correa, so his start at shortstop Friday could indicate that the Twins want to prepare him for a flexible role.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Returns to minors
The Twins optioned Lewis to Triple-A St. Paul following Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Athletics, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
With Carlos Correa (finger) due to return from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Lewis' time as Minnesota's everyday shortstop was set to end, and the organization decided the 22-year-old was best off playing on a regular basis at Triple-A rather than more sporadically as a super-utility man in the big leagues. Lewis ended his first stint in the majors with a bang, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double Tuesday to bring his OPS up to .889 through his first 11 MLB games. According to Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Lewis will see most of his action at shortstop as a he returns to Triple-A, though the Twins plan to move him around and give him some exposure to different positions in an effort to increase his pathways to at-bats when he makes his return to the big club.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Remains starting shortstop Tuesday
Lewis will start at shortstop and bat seventh in Tuesday's game in Oakland.
Though MLB.com initially reported that Carlos Correa (finger) was on track to make his return from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, the Twins will instead wait at least one more day before adding the star shortstop back to the mix. That clears the way for Lewis to man shortstop for the 11th game in a row, after the star rookie continued to impress in Monday's 3-1 win by reaching base on a double and a walk while coming around to score twice. He's now submitted a .763 OPS over his first 36 big-league plate appearances, giving him a compelling case to stick around with the Twins as a super-utility player once Correa is reinstated.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Belts grand slam
Lewis went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and two runs scored in Friday's 12-8 win over Cleveland.
Lewis' first MLB homer was a 395-foot grand slam off of Bryan Shaw that capped off an eight-run fifth inning for Minnesota. The rookie infielder is hitting .320 through 25 career at-bats. If he continues to prove that he's capable at the plate, Lewis could stay on the big league roster once Carlos Correa (finger) returns.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 185 lbs|
|Birthplace: Aliso Viejo, CA|
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