Carlos Correa placed on injured list, to miss Twins-Astros series

Minnesota Twins bench coach Jayce Tingler, left, stands next to Carlos Correa after he was hit by a pitch from Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Spenser Watkins during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The storyline of Carlos Correa facing his former Houston Astros teammates will have to wait.

The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday they have placed the star shortstop on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to May 6, with a right middle finger contusion. Correa suffered the injury on May 5, after fouling a ball off his hand in the seventh inning. While the injury was not as severe as originally feared, Correa will clearly still need time to recover.

So far this season, in 24 games, Correa is hitting .255 with two home runs, 11 RBI, and 12 runs scored.

Correa had spent his first seven big-league seasons with the Astros after Houston picked him first overall in the 2012 MLB Draft. This offseason, the two-time All Star opted to sign a three-year deal with the Twins with player opt-out options.

With the Astros, Correa was 2015 American League Rookie of the Year and won a Gold Glove as well as a Platinum Glove last season, when he hit 26 home runs with 92 RBI and finished fifth in AL MVP voting.

These would have been Correa’s first games against his former Astros teammates. Houston starts their road series tonight against the Twins in a series that goes until Thursday.

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