Baseball Gods are confirmed Twins haters after latest Walker Jenkins injury

The Twins simply aren't allowed to have nice things.
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Walker Jenkins has drawn comparisons to Royce Lewis in just a short amount of time since joining the Minnesota Twins last year. He was the No. 5 overall pick, a lucky break for the Twins thanks to the new Draft Lottery, and instantly became the team's top prospect.

Not only that, but Jenkins is already a Top 10 prospect in all of baseball according to MLB Pipeline, something that seems to suggest he could follow in the footsteps of Lewis.

Both of them getting injured just a few innings into the first game of their respective seasons is not the comparison anyone was looking for. That, unfortunately, seems to be reality as Jenkins left his first game of the year with the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels with a potentially similar injury to Lewis.

As if the injury bug hadn't already chewed on the Twins enough.

Walker Jenkins exits first game of the season with an injury

Jenkins has been dealing with a quad injury all spring, something that prevented him from being able to play in the Spring Breakout Game in March. He was cleared to return to action as the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels started their season, but he didn't last long.

In his second defensive inning of the season, Jenkins made a leaping grab at the wall but came down limping and needed to exit the game. It's unclear what exactly caused the injury, but it forced him out of action after just a few innings.

It's almost too on the nose for a top Twins prospect to suffer some sort of injury just as he's about to potentially take some important developmental steps.

Lewis getting hurt was bad enough, but it came on the heels of Brooks Lee -- the No. 2 prospect in the farm system -- needing to start the Triple-A season on the IL with back spasms. Lee wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster but had he not hit the injured list there's a decent chance he would have gotten called up after Lewis went down.

We might still see Lee get called up in the near future but it's so terribly on-brand for the Twins to have a timeline like that thrown out of whack by an injury.

Jenkins is miles away from hitting the big leagues, but he's one of the most exciting prospects in the league. He started to light things up almost instantly after joining the FCL last summer and set the stage for an interesting journey through Single-A this season.

That says it all right there. Jenkins might not be close to joining the Twins roster anytime soon, but he officially became a true member of the organization on Friday night.

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