For as great as the Minnesota Twins season has gone so far, it hasn’t been without some hiccups. The Twins swept the Royals, scored 11-runs in one game against the Marlins, and won the home opener series against the Astros.
Despite the hot start, two key players have already been bitten by the injury bug. Max Kepler broke his slump at the plate by blasting a home run in the first game of the Marlins series, but later left that same game with right knee soreness.
Joey Gallo, who has been absolutely electric to start the season, was lost in the series against Houston. In the sixth inning of Friday’s home opener, Gallo left with what was later described as right side soreness.
Minnesota didn’t need Gallo’s bat to win the game in extra innings, but he was pulled right before a critical situation that was tailor made for his slugging talents.
Minnesota Twins provide Joey Gallo injury update after Saturday MRI
Gallo sat out Saturday’s game as well, undergoing an MRI to assess the extent of the damage. Thankfully, the news is good.
According to Aaron Gleeman from The Athletic, the latest Joey Gallo injury update is good news. With MRI results on Saturday showing nothing major, he remains day-to-day and is hopeful about making a return in the near future.
Gallo hit three home runs in two games to start the season, and looked to be on track to bounce back from the miserable time he had with the New York Yankees. Folks forget that Gallo was one of the best right fielders in basebal with the Rangers, which is why the Yankees wanted him.
Kepler hit the IL on Saturday, with the Twins calling up Matt Wallner to replace him in the lineup. Thankfully it doesn’t sound like the same fate awaits Gallo, as a stint on the injured list seems to have been avoided.