Twins Injury Woes Multiply; Place 2 Key Players on IL

The Minnesota Twins just can't catch a break from the injury bug. Already missing Miguel Sano, Luis Arraez, Trevor Larnach, Bailey Ober and Dylan Bundy, they thought they finally had some good news on the weekend, when Carlos Correa's finger turned out not to be fractured, as feared. 

With Correa's finger still giving him problems, however, he has been placed on the 10-day IL. And what's worse, he'll be joined by starter Chris Paddack, who, ominously, had to leave his last start with elbow inflammation. 

And the news might get even worse for Paddack, who could be facing surgery.  

Twins beat writer Dan Hayes says they're seeking more opinions on Paddack's elbow, but he's hearing that "surgery is on the table."

Correa's issue is a deep bruise, and it's currently difficult for him to grip the bat, says manager Rocco Baldelli

The Twins have called up outfielder Mark Contreras and right-hander Jharel Cotton to replace Correa and Paddack on the big league roster. 

In the meantime, top prospect Royce Lewis should continue to get some run as the regular shortstop. 

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