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Team W-L L10 STRK
92-70 7-3 W2
81-81 5-5 L1
78-84 4-6 W1
66-96 6-4 L3
65-97 3-7 L2

2022 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .300 2 5 .867 0

Top Royce Lewis News

  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Out until late June/early July

    Lewis (knee) is not expected to be ready to play for the Twins until late June or early July, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Lewis' rehab from a second tear of his right ACL is at the six-month mark and the process has gone as well as can be expected so far. Last week he was cleared to increase running and change-of-direction activities and he hopes to begin swinging a bat by mid-January. He'll report to spring training in February, with the goal being to further ramp up his activity level in early March. Lewis is tentatively slated to be the Twins' shortstop when he returns, although obviously that could change depending on what the team does between now and then and how the youngster's rehab goes.

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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Progressing well from ACL tear

    Lewis was cleared to resume walking without the aid of crutches July 12, three weeks after he underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    Though he's still in the early stage of his rehab program, Lewis already appears to be progressing at a faster rate than he did in February 2021, when he first tore the ACL of the same knee. After getting surgery last February, Lewis didn't start walking until five and a half weeks later. Lewis ultimately received a clean bill of health ahead of spring training, but due to the timing of his latest surgery and its estimated 10-to-12-month recovery timeline, he's likely to spent at least the first few weeks of the 2023 campaign on the injured list. While the pair of knee surgeries are troubling for a player like Lewis who is speed-oriented, he has youth working in his favor and shouldn't be sidelined for a large chunk of the upcoming season if he manages to steer clear of any setbacks in the months to come.

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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Undergoes surgery

    Lewis underwent knee surgery Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    Lewis tore his right ACL for the second time in late May and will now embark on what's expected to be a year-long recovery program. The silver lining for Lewis is that he's already familiar with the process, but he'll carry significant injury concerns for the foreseeable future after undergoing the same major procedure twice in a 16-month span.

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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Transferred to 60-day IL

    Lewis (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.

    It was reported Friday that Lewis would miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, so Saturday's transaction was made to free up a spot on the 40-man roster. Given the timing of the injury, don't expect to see Lewis back on the field until sometime next summer.

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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Suffers torn ACL, out for season

    Lewis has been diagnosed with a partially torn right ACL and will miss the remainder of the 2022 season, Do-Hyoung Park of reports.

    Lewis also sustained a torn right ACL in February of 2021, and he carries a return timetable of approximately 12 months after sustaining the same injury last week. It's a devastating blow for the 23-year-old, who made his major-league debut in May and slashed .300/.317/.550 with two homers, five runs and five RBI over 12 games with the Twins. It seems unlikely that Lewis will be able to handle much work during spring training in 2023, but he'll attempt to return to the field by next summer.

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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Healing, but no major progress

    Lewis has demonstrated some healing since landing on the 10-day injured list May 30, but he has yet to progress to baseball activities while recovers from a bone bruise of his right knee, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Hayes relays that the Twins are still planning on sending Lewis in for a follow-up MRI, but that seems merely designed to confirm the first diagnosis that he's dealing with a bone bruise. In any case, Lewis looks to be at least a week away from resuming activities, so a late-June return from the IL could be a best-case scenario for the hotshot rookie at this juncture.

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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Placed on 10-day IL

    Lewis (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a right knee bone bruise.

    After being recalled Sunday, Lewis suffered the knee injury while making a catch in the fourth inning and he will now be out for at least 10 days. The 22-year-old has produced a .300 average with two homers, four doubles, five RBI and five runs over 40 at-bats in 12 games with the Twins this season. Jose Miranda was called up from Triple-A St. Paul on Monday to take his spot on the 26-man roster.

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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Diagnosed with bone bruise

    Lewis was diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee Sunday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Manager Rocco Baldelli said Sunday that Lewis will "probably" require a trip to the injured list due to his knee issue, but it's encouraging that he's been diagnosed with a bone bruise rather than structural damage. The 22-year-old will be further evaluated by the team in the coming days once the swelling in his knee subsides.

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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Likely requires IL stint

    Manager Rocco Baldelli said Lewis will "probably" be placed on the injured list after leaving Sunday's game with right knee pain, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Lewis was promoted from Triple-A St. Paul prior to Sunday's contest, and he began experiencing knee pain after a collision with the wall in center field. The Twins have a doubleheader Tuesday and don't have a scheduled off day until June 6, so it could be difficult to keep the 22-year-old on the active roster for this week, even if he's expected to miss only a few days. The injury itself may not warrant a trip to the shelf, but Lewis could still end up on the injured list due to the timing of the injury.

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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Exits after collision with wall

    Lewis was removed from Sunday's game against the Royals in the top of the fourth inning with right knee pain, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Fresh off his promotion from Triple-A St. Paul earlier in the day, Lewis was immediately inserted as the Twins' starting center fielder in Sunday's series finale while Byron Buxton handled designated-hitter duties. After flying out in his lone plate appearance in the second inning, Lewis made an excellent catch in the top of the third to rob Emmanuel Rivera of a potential extra-base hit, but he banged into the wall hard while flagging down the pop fly and is now dealing with an injury. Though Lewis initially stayed in the game, he was removed an inning later in favor of Nick Gordon. Expect the Twins to provide a firmer diagnosis of the injury later in the day, but assuming Lewis isn't dealing with anything more than a day-to-day concern related to the same knee in which he suffered an ACL tear last February, he could be primed to fill a near-everyday utility role for Minnesota while bouncing between a number of different positions.

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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Back with big-league club

    Lewis was recalled from Triple-A St. Paul by the Twins on Sunday and is starting in center field against the Royals, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    The 22-year-old was optioned to St. Paul on May 18 when Carlos Correa (finger) returned from the injured list, and he's now back in Minnesota after spending less that two weeks in the minors. Lewis moved around the diamond while back at Triple-A and saw playing time at shortstop, third base, left field and center field, and he's poised to fill a utility role now that he's back in the majors. He hit .308/.325/.564 with two home runs, four doubles, five RBI and five runs over his first 11 big-league games.

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  • Twins' Royce Lewis: Working in center field

    Lewis is starting in center field for Triple-A St. Paul on Friday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Minnesota initially indicated Lewis would remain at shortstop after being demoted to St. Paul on May 18, but he's now also seen action at third base, left field and center field. The 22-year-old hit .308/.325/.564 with two home runs, four doubles and five RBI across his first 11 big-league games, but he was sent back to Triple-A once Carlos Correa returned from the injured list. Lewis is gearing up to rejoin the Twins in a utility role at some point, though it's unclear when exactly that may happen.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Aliso Viejo, CA
Age: 23
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R