MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have recalled infielder Royce Lewis from Triple-A St. Paul.
Lewis, who was optioned from Minnesota on May 18, played in 10 games for the Saints recently (May 19-28), hitting .318 (14-for-44) with one double, two home runs, three RBI, eight runs scored and an .825 OPS. Over those 10 games, Lewis appeared at shortstop (4 games), third base (2 games), leftfield (2 games), centerfield (1 game) and designated hitter (1 game). The 22-year-old made his major league debut on May 6 and played in 11 games for the Twins earlier this month, hitting .308 (12-for-39) with four doubles, two home runs, five RBI, five runs scored, one walk, a .325 on-base percentage and an .889 OPS. The 2017 first overall pick was hitting .346 (9-for-26) with a 1.063 OPS in seven games from May 6-17, prior to being optioned by Minnesota.
To make room for Lewis on the 26-man roster, the Twins have optioned infielder Jose Miranda to Triple-A St. Paul. Miranda, who made his major league debut on May 2 at Baltimore, played in 19 games for the Twins, going 11-for-67 with five doubles, one home run, five RBI, four runs scored and two walks.