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Twins recall top prospect Royce Lewis

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May 15, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins shortstop Royce Lewis (23) makes a put out against the Cleveland Guardians during the seventh inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins recalled infielder Royce Lewis from Triple-A St. Paul on Sunday.

Lewis, 22, made his major league debut on May 6 and played in 11 games, hitting .308 with four doubles, two home runs, five RBIs and five runs before being sent down on May 18.

He was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 MLB Draft and is the top-rated prospect in the Twins’ system.

In 34 games at St. Paul this season, he’s hitting .313 with 30 runs, 12 doubles, five homers, 14 RBIs and 12 steals.

In a corresponding move, the Twins optioned infielder Jose Miranda to St. Paul. Miranda, 23, played in 19 games for the Twins, hitting .164 with four runs, five doubles, one home run and five RBIs.

–Field Level Media