Twins reclassify Carlos Correa's injury, which is potentially good news

It turns out the Twins might not lose Carlos Correa for as long as initially feared.
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Saturday was a big bounce back day for the Minnesota Twins in more than one way.

On the field the team was able to sweep a doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers, which is just skimming the surface of how awesome the wins were. Joe Ryan absolutely dominated in the first game, striking out 12 batters in six innings while Simeon Woods Richardson turned in the finest performance of his pro career yet.

Woods Richardson picked up the win after pitching six innings and allowing just a single run, which came after he was lit up in his last start at Triple-A. He was also banged around in his last MLB appearance back in 2023, but his outing against Detroit went a long way in proving he might factor into the future in a big way.

Minnesota's bat also came alive, with Ryan Jeffers and Matt Wallner finally feasting at the plate the way Twins fans have been waiting for. They combined for three hits and five RBI in an 11-5 win in the first game, while Edouard Julien blasted another home run in the second game.

The good news and even better vibes didn't end there, as the Twins got some fantastic news after the game in the form of a Carlos Correa injury update.

Latest Carlos Correa injury update is a potential sigh of relief for Twins fans

As if Saturday hadn't already gone well enough for the Twins, the cherry was placed on top with another update on Correa. The team announced that after MRI results came back it was reclassifying his injury as a mild right intercostal strain.

That means we could see Correa back much sooner than initially feared.

Correa was placed on the 10-day IL after leaving Friday's game with what was initially considered a right oblique strain. This reclassification is good news because it's far less serious than that initial diagnosis and could sideline him for mere days rather than weeks.

Mild right intercostal strain usually take a few days to fully heal, were more moderate strains take up to seven weeks. Correa's reclassification falls into the former category and he's already being given up to 10 days of rest after being placed on the IL.

It's still unclear what exactly the timeline for recovery is, but it's not going to be nearly as long as it could have and this is a huge break for a Twins team that has already been ravaged by injuries.

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