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Twins handed tough Carlos Correa blow after loss to Tigers

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The Minnesota Twins have been dealt a tough hand with injuries recently, as the likes of Joe Ryan, Chris Paddack and Royce Lewis have all been shelved, with Max Kepler also sustaining an injury. Star shortstop Carlos Correa, who was not in the lineup for Monday’s game against the Detroit Tigers, received a brutal update following the contest, per MLB Trade Rumors.

Carlos Correa didn’t play in the Twins’ 7-5 loss to the Tigers today, and after the game, Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli told reporters that it was learned mid-game that the shortstop had tested positive for COVID-19.  Correa will be placed on the COVID-related injury list at some point prior to the Twins’ doubleheader tomorrow in Detroit.

Correa has tested positive for COVID-19 and is expected to be placed on the injured list before the Twins’ doubleheader against the Tigers. The star shortstop. who had just returned from the injured list after dealing with a bruised finger, will be back on the sidelines due to the virus.

The 27-year-old has batted .279 with three homers, 16 RBI and 17 runs scored in 35 games played this season. Correa, who signed a three-year, $105.3 million contract with Minnesota this offseason, hasn’t quite lived up the billing thus far.

The Correa news hurts the Twins extra, as backup shortstop and top prospect Royce Lewis has also been placed on the injured list with a bone bruise in his knee.

With both Correa and Lewis sidelined, the Twins will have to turn to second baseman and former shortstop Jorge Polanco, or utilityman Nick Gordon, to handle the shortstop duties.