Infielder Royce Lewis has been carrying the Minnesota Twins for a while.
His .921 OPS, .309 batting average, and 15 home runs in 58 games have been a godsend for the Twins, as some of their best players have dealt with injuries and/or inconsistency.
But Lewis is, sadly, prone to injuries, much like fellow Twins stars Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa.
He has suffered multiple freak injuries over the years, mostly in his knee.
On Tuesday, however, he was forced to leave the game with left hamstring tightness.
He tweaked his hamstring on a swing in the eighth inning and was pulled in the middle of an at-bat.
He will undergo an MRI on Thursday, which will determine the extent of the ailment.
The player talked to the media Wednesday, and while he is frustrated, it doesn’t compare to previous injuries.
“Royce Lewis: ‘It’s tight. It’s the same as (Tues) so just continue to work hard & come back as fast as I can. … In terms of concern, I think it was just more frustration. I’m tired of stupid injuries, right? But this is the least of my worries of the past injuries,'” Twins insider Dan Hayes tweeted.
Royce Lewis: "It’s tight. It’s the same as (Tues) so just continue to work hard & come back as fast as I can. … In terms of concern, I think it was just more frustration. I’m tired of stupid injuries, right? But this is the least of my worries of the past injuries." #MNTwins
— DanHayesMLB (@DanHayesMLB) September 20, 2023
He suffered torn ACLs in 2021 and 2022 (yes, twice); and missed several weeks with a left oblique strain this season.
That’s three major injuries in three years, that’s why he is “tired of stupid injuries”.
This one is not as severe as those, but it has the potential to knock him out for a few days or perhaps more depending on what the results show.NEXT: Graphic Details The Wild MLB Ride For Royce Lewis