The Minnesota Twins are banged up heading into this weekend, but they run into a wounded American League Central foe in the Chicago White Sox.
The Minnesota Twins have done a great job at avoiding the injury bug this season, but it appears that their luck has run out. Although they picked up a series win against the Tampa Bay Rays this week, the Twins didn’t come out unscathed as several starters including Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario got banged up while others such as Willians Astudillo joined a growing injured list that already includes Marwin Gonzalez and Byron Buxton.
Mix in an 18-inning marathon finale against the Rays on Thursday afternoon and the Twins aren’t in great shape heading into this weekend’s three-game series against the Chicago White Sox.
If there is good news for the Twins, it’s that the White Sox have also been bitten by the injury bug recently as they look to hover around the .500 mark. While they’ll be a deceptively tough opponent, they’ll be down one of their best players in shortstop Tim Anderson and will be looking for its young core to continue to learn on the fly.
The Twins have done a great job of manhandling the AL Central this year, but have ran into some recent issues that have turned their hot start into a smoldering one. While Minnesota still has a stranglehold on the division, the White Sox are an opponent that could cause problems this weekend.