Twins Top Prospect Not Expected To Return Until Late June Or July

He's the future everyday shortstop for the Minnesota Twins.

Unfortunately, top prospect Royce Lewis is not expected to return for the Twins until late June or early July.

Lewis is expected to take over as the Twins' everyday shortstop this season, following the almost-guaranteed departure of Carlos Correa this offseason. Lewis is still recovering from last June's surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. 

On a good note, the twenty-three-year-old has been cleared to resume running and other activities, and hopes to progress to swinging a bat sometime in January.

Lewis made his major league debut this past season, registering a strong .300/.317/.550 triple slash line, with two home runs, five RBIs and five runs scored across 12 games. He impressed in the minors as well, recording a fantastic .313/.405/.939 slash line, with five home runs, 14 RBIs, 12 stolen bases and 30 runs scored across 131 at-bats.

The future looks bright for Royce Lewis.

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