Rocco Baldelli gives brutal Carlos Correa injury update

It's a total nightmare scenario in Minnesota right now.

As if the injury bug hadn't already chewed through the Minnesota Twins lineup enough, it came back like for more like some villain at the end of an 80s movie.

Carlos Correa left Friday's loss to the Detroit Tigers in the third inning after suffering an oblique injury at some point prior. It seems to have happened on a diving highlight reel play that he made in the top of the third, but he unmistakably looked injured as he struck out looking in the bottom half of the inning.

Willi Castro ran out to shortstop in the fourth, which was the worst sight Twins fans could have hoped for because of what it meant in terms of an injury to another star player. After losing Royce Lewis on Opening Day, Minnesota's lineup has already been ravaged by injuries and there seems to be no end in sight.

Not only did Correa leave the game and not return, but it sounds like we might have seen the last of him for the foreseeable future.

Carlos Correa expected to spend time on IL after suffering injury vs. Tigers

After the game Rocco Baldelli gave an update on Carlos Correa and it was nothing but bad news. While it's unclear who long he'll be out, the expectation is that the Twins will be without Correa for at least the next few weeks as he spends some time on the IL.

This is a tital nightmare scenario for the Twins, not only because of losing Correa but all of the injuries stacking up at every level. Minnesota's second line of defense is already broken, as Brooks Lee and Trevor Larnach are both working their way back from injuries of their own and won't be available as they otherwise would be in an ideal situation.

Lee going down with an injury couldn't be more ill-timed. Had he not been battling back spasms at the beginning of the season there's almost 100 percent chance that he gets called up to replace Royce Lewis, and there's not question he gets the call with Correa going down.

Instead the Twins are looking at slim pickings in terms of who to call up and replace Correa. Yunior Severino and Emmanuel Rodriguez are the only two non-MLB players on the 40-man roster right now, but Minnesota could make an external move to make up for the loss of Correa.

Either way, the start to the season has been a total disaster in just about every way and losing Correa to an injury is almost so on-brand at this point that it hurts.

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