Twins top prospect Brooks Lee will make MLB debut Wednesday night


Brooks Lee, the Twins top prospect and 8th overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, will make his major league debut Wednesday night against Detroit at Target Field.

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Sources told KSTP’s Darren ‘Doogie’ Wolfson and Skor North’s Declan Goff early Wednesday afternoon Lee was headed to Target Field. The Twins confirmed the move when the lineup was announced for the game against Detroit. Lee will bat eighth and start at third base in his debut.

Lee’s call-up comes after infielder Royce Lewis (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list. Twins president of baseball operations Derek falvey said Lewis will be re-evaluated after the All-Star Break. He’s expected to miss a few weeks.

To make room for Lee on the 40-man roster, the Twins moved Brock Stewart to the 60-day IL.

Stewart has already fulfilled much of the term and should be able to return once he’s fully back from his shoulder ailment. He’s already thrown some bullpen sessions this week in St. Paul.

Lee earned the call-up after being red hot with the St. Paul Saints. He’s slashing .329/.394/.635 in 20 games this season for AAA-St. Paul.

From the Minnesota Twins:
            MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed infielder Royce Lewis on the 10-day Injured List with a right adductor strain.

            Lewis, who left last night’s game against the Detroit Tigers after experiencing tightness in his groin, has played in 24 games for the Twins this season, hitting .292 (26-for-89) with five doubles, 10 home runs, 18 RBI, 18 runs scored, a .354 on-base percentage, a .685 slugging percentage and a 1.039 OPS.

            To replace Lewis on the 26-man roster, the Twins have selected the contract of infielder Brooks Lee from Triple-A St. Paul. Lee, 23, has played in 20 games for the Saints this season, hitting .329 (28-for-85) with five doubles, seven home runs, 21 RBI, 20 runs scored, nine walks, a .394 on-base percentage, a .635 slugging percentage and a 1.029 OPS with a 13.8% strikeout rate.

            Lee, who is ranked as the club’s second-best prospect by (13th in baseball) was recently selected to represent the Twins in the 2024 All-Star Futures Game to be played over the Major League Baseball All-Star break at Globe Life Field in Texas. The San Luis Obispo, California native has played three minor league seasons with the Twins, hitting .292 (218-for-746) with 53 doubles, three triples, 27 home runs, 125 RBI, 127 runs scored, 85 walks, a .364 on-base percentage, a .480 slugging percentage and an .844 OPS in 186 minor league games after being selected by Minnesota with the eighth overall pick in the 2022 First-Year Player Draft out of California Polytechnic State University. Lee will be in uniform for tonight’s game against the Tigers at 7:10 at Target Field, wearing uniform number 72 and looking to make his major league debut.

            To make room for Lee on the 40-man roster, the Twins have transferred right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart (right shoulder tendinitis) to the 60-day Injured List.