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It took awhile amid a streak of injuries, but Royce Lewis finally became a regular in the Minnesota lineup and showed he's a budding superstar. Lewis didn't play in his first major league game until May 29 due his rehab from a second torn right ACL in consecutive seasons. He immediately provided a jolt to the offense by hitting .326 with four homers and an .827 OPS in 26 games before being shelved by another injury. He missed six weeks due to an oblique injury but returned to hit .295 with 11 home runs and a .992 OPS in 32 games. He suffered his third serious injury in late September, a strained left hamstring, but was able to return for the playoffs where he hit four home runs with a 1.119 OPS in six games. When in the lineup, Lewis showed outstanding power as his max exit velocity was 55th overall and his barrels per plate appearances were 51st among hitters with his comparable playing time. He also hit four grand slams - the first player in MLB history with five slams among his first 16 career homers. He also has good plate discipline (8.6 BB/9 and just 23.0 K) which could make batting average an asset. Lewis is also fast on the basepaths, but his injury concerns could limit his stolen base attempts. He looks set to be Minnesota's everyday third baseman as the Twins have said he won't play in the outfield given his knee issues and Carlos Correa is entrenched at shortstop. Whether he'll be a premium defender at the hot corner remains to be seen, but staying healthy appears to be the only concern as he looks set to be a cornerstone of the Minnesota lineup.

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2024 974 18 10 18 9 .292
2023 212.53.7 36 15 52 20 6 .309
2022 30.52.5 5 2 5 1 .300
3y Avg. 1203.4 20 8 28 10 3 .313
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Targeting Friday return

    Lewis (groin) expects to play two rehab games with Triple-A St. Paul before being activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Friday's game in Detroit, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Lewis will begin his rehab assignment Tuesday, play back-to-back days, rest Thursday and then return to the Twins lineup Friday, assuming all goes well. The talented young infielder has missed most of July with an adductor strain and has been limited to just 24 contests this season due to injuries.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Cleared for rehab assignment

    Lewis (adductor) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Lewis ran the bases and took batting practice during the All-Star break and experienced no setbacks in his recovery from a right adductor strain, clearing the way for him to begin a rehab assignment. He's been sidelined for just three weeks, so Lewis shouldn't require a lengthy rehab assignment before returning from the 10-day injured list and stepping back in as the Twins' everyday third baseman.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Could begin rehab assignment soon

    Lewis (adductor) is expected to head out on a brief minor-league rehab assignment next week, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Lewis started running and taking batting practice during the All-Star break, and he may need only a few games in the minors before he's activated from the 10-day injured list. He's on the IL for the second time this season, after he had previously missed nearly 10 weeks due to a strained right quadricep, which he suffered Opening Day.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Lands on IL with adductor strain

    The Twins placed Lewis on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a right adductor strain. The 25-year-old was removed from Tuesday's game against the Detroit due to left groin tightness, but it's now being reported as a right adductor injury. According to Dan Hayes of The Athletic, Lewis is dealing with a Grade 2 strain and will be sidelined through the All-Star break before being reevaluated. Even in a best-case scenario, he'll likely miss some time beyond that while building back up to game readiness. Prospect Brooks Lee was called up in a corresponding move and should take over as Minnesota's primary third baseman while Lewis is out.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Set for MRI on groin injury

    Lewis is set to undergo an MRI and additional testing for the left groin injury he suffered in Tuesday's win over Detroit, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. "This is out of my control," Lewis said. "So what I can control, I'm very happy about, but this is out of my control. I have no idea. But probably not very optimistic, to be honest with you. I'm praying, but it's usually always horrible news. So we'll see." Lewis suffered the injury after legging out a double in the third inning and played two more innings in the field before departing. It sounds like Lewis may be headed for an injured list stint based on his comments, but more will known after the MRI.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Exits with groin tightness

    Lewis was removed from Tuesday's game versus the Tigers due to left groin tightness, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. It's unclear exactly when Lewis suffered the injury, though it's possible he may have tweaked his groin running out of the batter's box during his last at-bat in the third inning. The Twins are considering him day-to-day, so there's a chance he was simply removed as a precaution given his injury history.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Receiving breather

    Lewis is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against Seattle. Lewis will get his first day off since June 14, giving way to Jose Miranda at third base Saturday. After hitting nine home runs across his first 16 games of June, Lewis has just one hit in his last 21 at-bats.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Continues power surge

    Lewis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Athletics. Lewis homered for the fifth time in his last six games, taking Joey Estes deep in the sixth inning. With 10 homers, 14 RBI and 15 runs scored over just 16 contests this season, Lewis has been hugely productive when he hasn't been on the injured list. He won't keep up that homer pace, but as long as he stays healthy he should remain a fantasy asset.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Impresses in doubleheader

    Lewis went 3-for-7 with two home runs, three RBI, three walks and three runs scored as the Twins swept Sunday's doubleheader versus the Athletics. Lewis has done nothing but mash since returning from a quadriceps injury he suffered Opening Day. This was the second time since his injury that he's homered in consecutive contests, and he's up to seven long balls in just 11 games this season. He's added 11 RBI, 12 runs scored, two doubles and no stolen bases while batting .390 with a 1.398 OPS over 47 plate appearances. He's seen steady time between third base and designated hitter, though his lengthy injury may give the risk-averse fantasy manager caution despite Lewis' clear upside.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Homer, three hits in win

    Lewis went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, a double and three total runs scored in Wednesday's 17-9 win over the Rockies. Lewis made his presence felt in Minnesota's 24-hit outburst -- he was one of eight Twins to record two or more hits, including a two-run homer off Angel Chivilli to extend the lead to 10-3. Since returning from a 10-week stint on the IL with a quad injury, Lewis has gone 9-for-28 (.321) with four homers and seven RBI across eight games.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Sitting Sunday

    Lewis is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Pirates. Lewis will begin Sunday's game in the dugout after going 1-for-8 with three strikeouts over the first two games of the series. The 24-year-old third baseman came off the injured list Tuesday after missing almost 10 weeks due to a strained right quadriceps, so the fact that he'll get a rest day Sunday doesn't come as a major surprise. Jose Miranda will start at third base Sunday, while Trevor Larnach serves as the designated hitter against Pirates right-hander Jared Jones.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Homers again Wednesday

    Lewis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees. Lewis homered in his return from a lengthy absence due to a quad injury Tuesday, and he left the yard again Wednesday in his second game back. The third baseman has played in just three contests this season, but he's maximized his opportunities with a long ball in each of those games. Altogether, he's gone 4-for-7 with the three homers, three RBI and two walks across nine plate appearances.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Homers in return from quad injury

    Lewis went 1-for-1 with a home run and two walks in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees. He got the start at third base in just his second game of the season after being injured Opening Day and missing nearly 10 weeks due to a strained right quad. Lewis is remarkably 3-for-3 with two home runs in those two games. It was a good sign for his health that he played defense as opposed to being eased into action at DH, but Lewis figures to get a day or two off over the next week as he gets back up to full speed.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Returning from stint on IL

    The Twins activated Lewis (quadricep) from the 10-day injured list Tuesday. Lewis is ready to go following an absence of nearly 10 weeks due to a strained right quad. The 24-year-old went 4-for-23 with an 8:1 K:BB over 24 plate appearances during a six-game rehab stint with Triple-A St. Paul. Per Dan Hayes of The Athletic, the Twins have instructed Lewis to run at less than full speed in hopes that it will give him a better chance of staying healthy. While that could put a bit of a damper on his stolen-base outlook, it's not a big part of Lewis' game, anyway, as he's totaled just six steals in 71 career games. Lewis will regain his role as the Twins' everyday third baseman, with Jose Miranda likely to now see reps in the designated hitter spot and/or first base.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Rehab to continue at Triple-A

    Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Sunday that Lewis (quadricep) responded well to his first two minor-league rehab games, but the 24-year-old remains without a clear timeline to return from the 10-day injured list, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "But he's going to play this week, and we're going to see how he's doing," Baldelli said. Lewis went 3-for-9 with a double, two runs and a stolen base over his two rehab games this weekend. The stolen base in particular was an encouraging sign that he's no longer slowed by his right quad strain, though the Twins have told him to play it safe and not attempt any more stolen bases during his rehab assignment. The Twins have been guarded about when Lewis may return, but given the team's need for offense, he may not need more than a week in the minors. Lewis may be limited to designated-hitter duties initially when he returns to limit the wear on his legs.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Beginning rehab assignment

    Lewis (quadriceps) had a successful workout Friday and will report to Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday to begin a rehab assignment, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Lewis has been sidelined since he suffered a right quadriceps strain Opening Day, but he's now in the final stages of his rehab program. The 24-year-old will likely need at least a handful of games in the minors before rejoining the Twins.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Resumes baseball activity

    Lewis (quad) has resumed baseball activity and is aiming to begin a running progression next week, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports. Lewis hit off a tee and stood in during a few bullpen sessions Saturday. Head trainer Nick Paparesta said he is pleased by the progress the 24-year-old infielder has made since straining his right quad on Opening Day, though he noted that Lewis still has a ways to go before the Twins can start thinking about a return.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Receives PRP injection

    Lewis said Thursday that he received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right quadricep, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Lewis is still going to be shut down from activity for at least a month, but the injection will aid in the healing process and could make it easier for the 24-year-old to power through his rehab once he resumes on-field work. Willi Castro has been operating as the Twins' primary third baseman since Lewis strained his right quad last Thursday.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Awaiting MRI results

    Lewis (quadriceps) underwent an MRI and is awaiting results after exiting Thursday's game against the Royals, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Lewis was forced to exit the game after injuring himself running the bases in the third inning. He described the issue as feeling like a cramp, though nothing official has been announced. Lewis' status will become clearer once the results of the MRI are known.
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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Leaves game with quad injury

    Lewis was removed from Thursday's game against the Royals in the third inning due to a right quadriceps injury, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. Lewis came up gimpy while rounding second base on a Carlos Correa double and walked off the field gingerly with the trainer. He had homered and singled in his first two plate appearances before exiting. Lewis should be considered day-to-day until the severity of the injury is known.
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