Twins put Carlos Correa on the IL with foot issue, and Royce Lewis to have MRI on hamstring

CINCINNATI — The Minnesota Twins placed shortstop Carlos Correa on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Rookie third baseman Royce Lewis was also scheduled for more testing, including an MRI on Thursday after the team returns home, on the left hamstring that tightened up on him Tuesday.

Correa has been battling his injury since May and aggravated it in the first inning on Monday. The decision to place him on the IL, retroactive to Tuesday, came after an MRI, according to bench coach and interim manager Jayce Tingler.

If Minnesota makes the playoffs, its first postseason game would likely be Oct. 3, 14 days after the IL announcement.

“We think this is the best way to give Carlos a meaningful, full playoff run,” Tingler said.

Minnesota went into Wednesday’s game with a magic number of three to win its third AL Central title in five seasons.

Correa is hitting .230 in a team-high 135 games.

Lewis’s hamstring tightened up during Tuesday’s game. He is hitting .309 with 15 home runs and 52 RBIs over 58 games, including a Twins’ single-season record four grand slams. He was not in Wednesday’s starting lineup.

“He was riding the (exercise) bike,” Tingler said.

The Twins recalled outfielder Trevor Yarnach from Triple-A St. Paul.

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