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The Minnesota Twins have announced that Royce Lewis will be added to the Major League roster ahead of Friday's game with Oakland at Target Field. The move comes a day after starting shortstop Carlos Correa broke his finger being hit by a pitch.

 

Lewis was the first overall pick in the 2017 draft out of high school. The choice was not without controversy, as some fans and analysts wanted Minnesota to draft a pitcher between Hunter Greene and Brendan McKay.

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Lewis spent the 2017-2019 seasons in the minors. He, along with the rest of baseball's minor leaguers, missed the 2020 season after it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He then missed the entire 2021 season after injuring his knee. So far this season at AAA with the St. Paul Saints, Lewis is hitting .310 with a .987 OPS.

 

The Twins are awaiting a CT scan on Correa's finger that is scheduled to take place on Friday. They have not yet placed Correa on the Injured List.

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