The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have reinstated shortstop Carlos Correa from the COVID Injured List and selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jharel Cotton from Triple-A St. Paul.
Correa has missed the Twins’ last eight games since being placed on the Injured List on May 31. He has hit .279 (39-for-140) with nine doubles, three home runs, 16 RBI, 13 walks, 17 runs scored, a .344 on-base percentage and a .751 OPS in 35 games for the Twins this season. He was hitting .363 (29-for-80) with seven doubles, two home runs, 13 RBI, six walks, 11 runs scored, a .414 on-base percentage and a .939 OPS in his last 19 games prior to going on the Injured List.
Cotton, who will be making his fourth stint with the Twins this season, has appeared in six games for Minnesota, going 2-1 with a 0.93 ERA (9.2 IP, 1 ER), six walks, 10 strikeouts, a .152 (5-for-33) opponent batting average and a 1.14 WHIP. He was most recently with the club last weekend in Toronto.
To make room for Correa and Cotton on the 26-man roster, the Twins have returned infielder Jermaine Palacios to Triple-A St. Paul and designated right-handed pitcher Juan Minaya for release or assignment. Palacios made his major league debut in the first game of the doubleheader on May 31 in Detroit and appeared in eight games for the Twins, going 5-for-24 with two RBI, two walks and three runs scored. Minaya made four relief appearances for the Twins this season, allowing six runs on six hits in 6.1 innings pitched, with five walks and seven strikeouts.
(info courtesy of Twins)