Carlos Correa avoids fractured finger, won’t go on IL

7 May 2022
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Minnesota Twins fans can breathe a little easier as we head into the weekend.

According to this Joe Trezza the MLB website and Associated Press (h/t ESPN), a CT scan Friday confirmed that Minnesota All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa has avoided a fracture to his right middle finger, which is now bruised and painful. As of now, Correa is being admitted daily and is on track to not be on the injured list.

“The truth is, it’s just going to be inflammation and pain management,” said Derek Falvey, head of baseball operations for the Twins, ahead of Friday’s home game against the Oakland Athletics.

Correa’s fear stemmed from Thursday’s 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, during which the 27-year-old was hit with a hit in the fifth inning, then hit a ball with his right hand in the middle of the half-kick. its next at-bat.

He covered the update on Twitter:

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