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Carlos Correa latest injury: CT scan confirms no finger fracture for Twins Slugger; considered in everyday life

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Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa was hit twice in the hand in his team’s 5-3 loss to the Orioles on Thursday night, although he avoided a serious injury. Baseball Operations President Derek Falvey said a CT scan Friday showed no fracture. according to MLB.com’s Do-Hyoung Park. Correa is injured and sore but will avoid the injury list and be considered as a daily player for now.

Here are the hit-by pitches:

Correa initially stayed in the game after a hit-by-pitch in the fifth inning but was later removed. Shortly after the game ended, the Twins told reporters that X-rays were complete and “preliminary imaging shows the potential for an undisplaced fracture of the right middle finger.” Further testing revealed no breakage. Correa expressed his relief on Twitter:

The twins will reportedly call up top prospect Royce Lewis, No. 1 in the 2017 draft to play shortstop while Correa is sidelined. Lewis is .310/.430/.563 in 24 Triple-A games this season with nearly as many walks (17) as strikeouts (20). He missed 2021 with a cruciate ligament rupture and 2020 because the minor league season was called amid the pandemic.

Correa has hit .255/.320/.372 so far this season with five doubles, two homers, 11 RBI and 12 runs. He got off to a slow start but had a seven-game hitting streak before Thursday, hitting .452 with one homer and eight RBI. Correa will remain on the active list and Lewis will replace Luis Arraez who has been placed on the COVID list.

The twins had won 11 of their last 12 games before relinquishing the contests to the Orioles on Wednesday and Thursday. They remain in first place in the AL Central by 2 1/2 games over the Guardians, but the temporary loss of two games in Baltimore plus Correa has dampened the good mood.

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