Minnesota Twins Place Top Prospect On 60-Day IL

Headed to the 60-day injured list.

The Minnesota Twins have placed infielder Royce Lewis on the 60-day injured list due to a right knee injury.

Lewis had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee last year and has been working through a rehab program.

The move to the 60-day IL was expected, but Lewis has resumed baseball activities and is progressing well. The Twins anticipate that he will return to the team in a super-utility role in late June or early July if he continues to progress without issues.

The placement of Lewis on the 60-day IL opens up a spot on the Twins' 40-man roster.

The twenty-three-year-old made his major league debut last season and was impressive, slashing .300/.317/.550, with two home runs, five RBIs and five runs scored over 12 games.

He was equally impressive at the Triple-A level last year as well, posting a .313/.405/.534 triple-slash line, with five home runs, 14 RBIs, 12 stolen bases and 30 runs scored over 34 games.

It will be good to see a fully healthy Royce Lewis again.

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