Twins' Carlos Correa Set to Return From Injury vs. White Sox

The former All-Star missed 16 games with a rib injury.
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The Minnesota Twins have ripped off seven wins in a row and their next contest against the Chicago White Sox will bring reinforcements. On Monday, star shortstop Carlos Correa was activated off the Injured List following a 16-game absence due to a strained rib cage muscle.

Minnesota optioned Austin Martin to Triple-A St. Paul to make room for Correa on the gameday roster. Willi Castro filled in for Correa at short for much of the stretch the former All-Star missed and will go back to plugging gaps wherever the Twins need him to.

It'll be a nice boost for Minnesota, which sits in fourth place in the AL Central with a 14-13 record. The Twins were the favorite to take the division title heading into 2024 but the first month of the season has brought plentiful evidence that it won't be a cakewalk to take the crown. The Central division is feisty, with four teams above .500 including Minnesota. No other division has three such teams.

The Twins stumbled out of the gate despite a good start from Correa. The slugger batted .306 in 11 games to kick off the season, with four RBI and eight walks. He hurt himself while checking his swing on April 12 and hit the IL shortly thereafter. The team went 3-6 without Correa in the lineup before going on their current seven-game winning streak.

Correa will return to the lineup on Monday night against the White Sox, with first pitch at 7:40 p.m. ET.


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