Carlos Correa Out Of Action Again For Twins

It's certainly been a rollercoaster ride of a season thus far for Minnesota Twins star shortstop Carlos Correa. It took him some time to get his bat in gear, then just when he started hitting, he was forced to miss time with an injured finger. Now that he's back and in a groove, he'll be out for likely another 10 days.

Correa has tested positive for COVID. Manager Rocco Baldelli said they learned about it mid-game today, during the Twins' 7-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers. It was an off-day for Correa, so he wasn't in the lineup. 

Correa can return earlier than the 10-day mandated period, if he tests negative twice in a 24-hour period, and gets approval from an MLBPA-approved physician.

The Twins had just called up phenom shortstop prospect Royce Lewis yesterday, and he would have been the perfect fill-in at short, if he hadn't crashed into the center field wall yesterday making a spectacular catch, and injuring his knee. He, too, is now on the IL.

Jorge Polanco slid over to short for today's game, with Luis Arraez taking 2B. 

The 27-year-old Correa has hit .318 in the month of May, with an .884 OPS, a huge improvement from his April numbers.  

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