Twins Super Prospect Foreshadows His Own Injury

After showing out impressively in his first taste of the big leagues, former No. 1 overall prospect Royce Lewis is back with the Minnesota Twins. In his first go-round earlier this month, the phenom shortstop hit .308 with an .889 OPS, two homers and 5 RBIs. His reward for that was a trip back to Triple-A to work on playing other positions, to open up playing opportunities with the Twins.

The experiment apparently went well, and took just 10 days to complete. 

With shortstop fully occupied by Carlos Correa, the idea was to use Lewis all over the diamond—third base, left field and center field, at least—in order to get his bat into the lineup. 

He was asked before Sunday's game what position is most comfortable for him, other than his natural shortstop.

"Center field is comfy. For me, I'm more excited to make those plays at the wall, but it's a little more dangerous." Unfortunately, his premonition came true, as he injured his knee on a spectacular catch at the wall in the 3rd inning.

Lewis left the game with right knee soreness, and now heads to the injured list.  

Jose Miranda, who had just been sent down to the farm, is coming back to replace Lewis on the roster, after hitting just .164 with the big club. 

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