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Twins' Carlos Correa has possible finger fracture; No. 1 pick Royce Lewis to make MLB debut, per source - The Athletic

Correa was hit in the hand area twice in Minnesota's loss to the Orioles Thursday and exited the game in the seventh inning.

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Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa will undergo further testing Friday after X-rays on Thursday showed a potential non-displaced fracture of his right middle finger, the team said.

Correa will be placed on the injured list and Minnesota will promote Royce Lewis, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, to make his debut, a source told The Athletic.

Correa was hit in the hand area twice in Minnesota's 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles Thursday and exited the game in the seventh inning.

"Preliminary imaging does reveal the potential for a non-displaced fracture of the right middle finger," the Twins said. "If Carlos Correa's fracture is a non-displaced fracture, he likely wouldn't require surgery."

The team added that Correa will get a CT scan Friday.

Correa's three-year, $105.3 million free-agent deal with the Twins was the shock move of the MLB offseason. The two-time All-Star got off to a slow start this season but has gotten hot over the last eight games. He's now slashing .264/.323/.385 with two home runs.

Lewis, 22, is off to a strong start at Triple-A St. Paul, slashing .310/.427/.560 with three home runs, 11 doubles and eight stolen bases in 23 games. Minnesota's No. 4 prospect, according to Keith Law, Lewis missed all of last season because of a torn ACL and spent 2020 at the team's alternate site during the pandemic-shortened season.

Minnesota is leading the American League Central at 15-11.

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