Minnesota Twins Hard-Luck Player Suffers Yet ANOTHER Injury

One of the top prospects in baseball for many years now, the 24-year-old simply can't stay healthy and on the field. More injury woes for Minnesota Twins infielder Royce Lewis, as he suffered a strained oblique in Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. 

The third baseman will now hit the 10-day injured list.  

Lewis is batting .326 this season in 26 games, with an .827 OPS, four homers and 15 RBIs. He has an OPS+ of 128.

He was the first overall pick of the 2017 MLB Draft, but has only managed to play a total of 82 games — major and minor leagues — in the past four seasons. He suffered an ACL tear that wiped out his 2021, and then, after finally arriving in the majors in 2022 and playing just 12 (very promising) games, he suffered another ACL tear. 

Naturally, the strained oblique is not anywhere near as serious, and the Twins are hoping that he won't have to spend more than the 10-day minimum on the IL. But obliques are never an easy injury to come back from, and a have a wide range of return timelines, depending on the severity. 

Jose Miranda will return to the majors to take Lewis' spot on the roster. 

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