Twins provide Carlos Correa injury update after getting hit by pitch vs. Astros

Carlos Correa exited Sunday’s game in the first inning after getting hit by a pitch.
Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa needed to leave Sunday’s against vs. Houston after getting hit by a pitch.
Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa needed to leave Sunday’s against vs. Houston after getting hit by a pitch. /
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For the third time this weekend, Minnesota Twins fans watched one of their best players get hit by a pitch in his first at-bat. This time around, though, things were much worse than they were before.

Carlos Correa exited Sunday’s game in the bottom of the first inning after a Spencer Arrighetti fastball that struck his finger at 96 mph. He waved his hand around in obvious pain before getting looked at by a trainer and then leaving the game.

It initially seemed to be far less worse than everyone naturally feared, as Correa didn’t look nearly as bothered in the dugout as he did when a pitch took him out of a game against the Diamondbacks earlier in June. He still needed to leave the game, which was less than ideal, but the good news extended beyond just how things looked.

Twins give positive Carlos Correa injury update after getting hit by pitch

Thankfully Twins fans didn’t have to hold their breath for long.

A few innings after Correa left the game, the team announced that he had merely suffered a finger contusion and initial x-rays were negative. It was a much-needed sigh of relief, as the Twins seem to have dodged another nightmare scenario with their star shortstop.

Correa was the third Twins batter to have been hit by a pitch in his first at-bat in this series against the Astros. Byron Buxton was plunked on Friday night and Jose Miranda got beaned on Saturday afternoon.

Correa was the only one of the three that needed to leave the game after getting hit, and it served as yet another scare for one of Minnesota’s best players. Correa has been on a tear ever since he got called one of the most overrated players in baseball in an anonymous player poll, and LaVelle E. Neal called him out for not producing enough on offense.

Ever since then Correa has been on an All-Star pace while being one of the hottest hitters in the league. He avoided disaster against the Diamondbacks and appears to have done the same again, which might be the biggest win out of Sunday’s action.

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