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Twins' Royce Lewis: Taking swings
Lewis (hamstring) was swinging a bat Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The 24-year-old has been sidelined by a strained hamstring since Sept. 20, so his relatively quick return to swinging a bat is an encouraging sign. Lewis will be eligible to be reinstated from the injured list on the final day of the regular season Sunday, though it remains to be seen if he's expected to be healthy by that point.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Placed on injured list
The Twins placed Lewis on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left hamstring strain, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.
Lewis had to be taken out of Tuesday's game after tweaking his hamstring, and an MRI revealed a strain that will keep him out until at least the final day of the season, though there's no guarantee he'll be ready to play by then. Jordan Luplow will return to Minnesota to replace Lewis on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Getting MRI this weekend
Lewis (hamstring) will have an MRI when the Twins return home for this weekend's series against the Angels, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
As Hayes says, this situation is still very much to be determined, as a hamstring strain could mean the end of Lewis' regular-season play. The Twins are off Thursday, and Kyle Farmer figures to be an everyday player in the short term, especially with Carlos Correa (plantar fasciitis) landing on the injured list Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Sitting with hamstring issue
Lewis (hamstring tightness) is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Reds.
It's no surprise that Lewis won't play in Wednesday's day game after exiting with trainers Tuesday night with what is currently being categorized as hamstring tightness. Fortunately, it seems he avoided re-injuring his right knee, which has been operated on twice. Lewis also spent time on the injured list this year with an oblique strain. Willi Castro is starting at third base and batting fifth. Minnesota has an off day Thursday prior to a weekend series at home against the Angels.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Dealing with hamstring tightness
Lewis was removed from Tuesday's game against the Reds due to left hamstring tightness, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Lewis initially stayed in the game after tweaking his hamstring in the sixth inning, but he had to leave after further injuring himself during the eighth frame. Luckily, he's officially listed as day-to-day, so it appears Lewis avoided a significant injury. He could potentially miss a few games to recover before returning to Minnesota's lineup.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Exits with injury
Lewis was removed from Tuesday's game against the Reds after suffering an apparent injury, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Lewis appeared to tweak something in his leg during the sixth inning, but he was taken out of the game after grimacing following a swing in the eighth. The Twins will take a look at him and should provide more information following Tuesday's game, but fantasy managers should view Lewis as day-to-day for now.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Knocks another homer
Lewis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss against the Reds.
Lewis took Connor Phillips deep for a monstrous 424-foot solo homer in the fourth inning. The former No. 1 pick continues his scorching September, during which he has hit .313 with six homers, 23 RBI and 15 runs over 64 at-bats. Lewis is slashing .308/.364/.551 on the season.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Makes history with another slam
Lewis went 1-for-2 with three walks, a grand slam, a second run scored and a stolen base in Friday's 10-2 win over the White Sox.
Chicago's pitching staff wanted nothing to do with Lewis after he drove a Jesse Scholtens fastball over the fence in left field in the second inning with the bases loaded, giving Minnesota a lead it wouldn't relinquish. The 24-year-old third baseman also set a few different records with the blast. Per Joe Pollizze of MLB.com, his four grand slams in 2023 established a new franchise record for the Twins, while Sarah Langs of MLB.com notes that Lewis is the first player in MLB history with five slams among his first 16 career homers. His four grand slams in the last 18 games is also a new record, shattering the prior mark for the shortest such stretch -- 39 games by Don Mattingly in 1987. Lewis is putting together a massive September, slashing .288/.393/.615 through 14 games with five homers, 13 runs and 21 RBI as the Twins close in on an AL Central title.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Belts 13th long ball
Lewis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, an additional RBI and a walk in a 10-2 win against the White Sox on Thursday.
Lewis gave the Twins a 2-0 lead with a fourth-inning solo shot and added another RBI with a bases-loaded walk in the ninth. The rookie has just two hits in 15 at-bats over his past four games, but both have left the park, and he's racked up five RBI during that span. Lewis is slashing an impressive .300/.355/.530 with 13 homers, 46 RBI, 32 runs and five thefts over 217 plate appearances on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Drives in six runs
Lewis went 3-for-4 with a home run, six RBI and two runs scored in Monday's win over Cleveland.
Lewis blew things open with a grand slam in the second inning followed by a two-run single in the sixth. He's gone deep seven times in the last 12 games with three of those being grand slams. During that stretch, he's gone 16-for-50 (.320) with a whopping 22 RBI. On the season, Lewis now owns a stellar .317/.363/.545 slash line with 16 extra-base hits through 44 games.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Homers, steals base
Lewis went 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBI, two runs scored and one steal in Sunday's 6-5 loss against the Rangers.
Lewis provided most of the offense for Minnesota, first tying the game in the fifth on a three-run shot, then tying the game again in the eighth with an RBI single. He followed up the single with his fourth stolen base of the season but was left stranded on the basepaths. Lewis is now slashing .307/.354/.521 in 43 games this season and has accrued six homers, 18 RBI, 13 runs and three steals in 68 at-bats over 16 games since returning from an oblique injury in the middle of August.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Homers in third straight
Lewis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Guardians.
Lewis got the Twins on the board Tuesday with a solo blast off Hunter Gaddis in the fourth inning, cutting the deficit to 3-1. It's Lewis' third straight game with a homer and his fifth long ball in his last seven contests. Since returning from the IL on Aug. 15, the 24-year-old infielder's batting .294 (15-for-51) with a 1.026 OPS. Overall, he's slashing a robust .315/.363/.534 with nine homers, 29 RBI, 21 runs scored and two stolen bases across 157 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Drills another grand slam
Lewis went 2-for-4 with a grand slam, two runs scored and a walk in Monday's 10-6 win over Cleveland.
For the second day in a row, Lewis belted a grand slam. He's gone deep four times over his last six games and is 14-for-47 (.298) in 12 games since returning from the injured list. The 24-year-old infielder is now slashing .317/.366/.521 with eight long balls and 28 RBI through 153 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Slugs grand slam
Lewis went 1-for-6 with a grand slam in Sunday's 7-6 extra-innings win over the Rangers.
Lewis put the Twins on the comeback trail with his sixth-inning slam to cut the deficit to 5-4. He's gone 7-for-25 (.280) with three homers and seven RBI over his last six games. The infielder is at a .312/.358/.500 slash line with seven homers, 24 RBI, 18 runs scored and two stolen bases over 37 contests this season. He's been a regular since returning from an oblique injury Aug. 15, primarily seeing time at third base and designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Homers in three-hit effort
Lewis went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, a double and a walk in a 7-5 win against the Rangers on Thursday.
Lewis hit one of five homers for Minnesota in the contest, slugging a solo shot to left field in the sixth inning. The long ball was his second in as many days and his sixth overall this season. Since returning from the injured list Aug. 15, Lewis is batting .333 (10-for-30) with the two home runs, five RBI, four runs and a stolen base over eight games.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Gets aboard twice in return
Lewis went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk and a run scored in Tuesday's victory over Detroit.
Lewis served as Minnesota's third baseman and batted third in his return from an oblique injury that sidelined him for over six weeks. The 24-year-old got the Twins on the board in the sixth inning with an RBI single and later drew a walk. Lewis should continue to see regular playing time down the stretch between third base and designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Royce Lewis: Activated from injured list
Lewis (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Lewis wound up missing more than six weeks of action with a Grade 2 left oblique strain, but he's ready to roll now after going 5-for-12 with a couple home runs in four rehab games with Triple-A St. Paul. While the 24-year-old might not have a set starting position, the fact that he can play all over the infield and the Twins also don't have a regular designated hitter bodes well for his chances of regular playing time. Lewis should be scooped back up in any leagues where he was dropped.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 200 lbs|
|Birthplace: Aliso Viejo, CA|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|