The second HBP resulted, unfortunately, in a non-displaced finger fracture.
He will hit the injured list and will be out of action for a while, as his right middle finger heals.
The Twins will recall star prospect Royce Lewis from Triple-A St. Paul to take Correa’s spot on the roster.
Lewis has long been a top prospect, but injuries and underperformance in the last couple of years have stunted his development.
His time, however, is now: the former first overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft is hitting .310/.427/.560 in Triple-A, with three home runs and eight stolen bases.
He appears to be healthy and is certainly thriving, so Lewis is well-positioned to do well as Correa’s replacement, for however long he is out of action.
Twins writer for The Athletic Dan Hayes shared a fascinating fact about Correa and Lewis, his replacement: they are both former number one picks in the draft.
A Fascinating Bit Of Information About Correa And Lewis
Correa was taken first in 2012 by the Houston Astros, and Lewis was selected by the Twins in 2017.
“Surreal that a 1st overall draft pick Royce Lewis (2017), is replacing another 1-1, Carlos Correa (2012). Lewis hitting .310/.427/.560 with 9 doubles, 3 HRs in 107 PAs at Triple-A. But this is also his first game action since 2019. Could be a lot of growing pains ahead,” Hayes wrote.
Surreal that a 1st overall draft pick Royce Lewis (2017), is replacing amother 1-1, Carlos Correa (2012).
Lewis hitting .310/.427/.560 with 9 doubles, 3 HRs in 107 PAs at
Triple-A. But this is also his first game action since 2019. Could be a lot of growing pains ahead.
— DanHayesMLB (@DanHayesMLB) May 6, 2022
While there is certainly some optimism regarding Lewis and his potential MLB performance, it should be said that this 22-game sample in Triple-A is the first time he has ever dominated high-minors pitching.
As he said, there could be growing pains.
But this is one of the best talents in minor league baseball, and talent usually comes out victorious.