Shortstop , the No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft, made his debut Friday night against the and recorded his first career hit. The called up their top prospect to replace . (Correa was hit by a pitch Thursday and suffered the "" in his right middle finger, the team said. He will undergo more tests Friday.) Lewis' first hit, an opposite-field single, came Nino Niederreiter Jersey in the eighth inning.Take a look: Royce Lewis gets his first big league hit with the ! MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) The 22-year-old Lewis had torn up Triple-A this season, hitting .310/.427/.560 with 10 doubles, three home runs, eight stolen bases, and nearly as many walks (16) as strikeouts (19) in 23 games. It is his first game action in two years -- Lewis mi sed 2021 with a Mikko Koivu Jersey torn ACL, and the 2020 minor league season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the torn ACL and two lost years of development, . . Here's a snippet of their scouting report: Lewis has tremendous upside when he's healthy. He had close to top-of-the-scale speed before he hurt his knee that Minnesota Wild Jersey made him a dangerous baserunner. With a lot of moving parts to his swing and a big leg kick, Lewis got out of sync in 2019, but he seemed to get his timing back in the Arizona Fall League and at the Twins' alternate training site in 2020. He's worked to quiet his setup and smooth out his swing, but it's yet to be game-tested. He is capable of driving the ball to all fields and there's plenty of raw power for him to tap into ... Drafted as a shortstop, Lewis has mostly played the premium position as a pro and had made enough improvements for most to believe he and Jared Spurgeon Jersey his above-average arm can stick there in the big leagues. He also showed off positional flexibility in the AFL, including some plus defensive ability in center field. The Twins are currently without (COVID), (calf), (wrist), and (knee surgery). Correa will be the team's fifth regular position player (or semi-regular, in Garlick's case) on the injured list, a suming his finger injury is serious enough to require an extended absence. Correa had started 23 of the team's 25 Devan Dubnyk Jersey games at shortstop. (now platooning in left field) and (the starting second baseman) started the other two games. Third baseman has shortstop experience, but clearly the Twins will need a legitimate shortstop while Correa is out, and Lewis is as good an option as any in the organization. Signed to a three-year, $105.3 million contract with two opt outs in spring training, the 27-year-old Correa owns a .264/.323/.385 batting line with two home runs this season. He has really picked it up lately Erik Haula Jersey after a slow start, going 14-for-31 (.452) with three doubles and a homer in his last seven games.

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