The twins put Carlos Correa on the injured list as the star shortstop missed the series against Astros.


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On Tuesday afternoon, the Minnesota Twins announced that starting pitcher Chris Paddack (inflamed right elbow) and shortstop Carlos Correa were both on the March 10 injured list. Corresponding moves triggered outfielder Marc Contreras and right-handed pitcher Jarel Cotton. The club was hoping Correa could get away from the injured list for a while, but the move was not particularly shocking.

Correa suffered two blows in her right hand last Thursday and a bruise on her middle finger. Tuesday’s transfer is retroactive to May 6. In light of this, the noteworthy news is that Correa will miss a three-game series against the Astros starting Tuesday in Minnesota.

Correa was drafted by the Astros with the first overall pick in 2012 and spent seven seasons with a big league club. While in Houston, he won Rookie of the Year award, two All-Star, Gold Glover, three World Series appearances and was part of the 2017 World Series Championship. He finished fifth in the MVP voting last season.

Last offseason, Correa signed a three-year, $105.3 million contract with the Twins. Officially his time at the Astros is over, but there are no bad blood or negative signs between Correa and his former team. It’s a notable reunion worth waiting for.

The Twins will be visiting Houston August 23-25, so hopefully it will take place there, and Correa will receive a warm round of applause from Houston fans.

The Twins and Astros both go into action on Tuesday with an 18-11 record.



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