Twins activate Correa from COVID list, add Cotton to roster

After missing the last eight games, Carlos Correa is back for the Minnesota Twins.

The star shortstop was put on the COVID-19 list on May 31.

This season, Correa has hit .279 with 3 home runs, 16 RBI, a .344 on-base percentage and a .751 OPS in 35 games.

Additionally, the Twins selected the contract of pitcher Jharel Cotton.

It will be Cotton’s fourth stint with Minnesota this season, as he’s appeared in six games, going 2-1 with a .93 ERA over 9.2 innings, with 6 walks, 10 strikeouts and a .152 opponent batting average. Most recently, he joined the team this past weekend in Toronto.

To make room for Correa and Cotton on the roster, the Twins optioned infielder Jermaine Palacios to Triple-A St. Paul and designated pitcher Juan Minaya for release or assignment.

Palacios made his MLB debut with the Twins on May 31 and was 5-for-24 with 2 RBI with the Twins. Minaya gave up 6 runs over 6.1 innings across four appearances for Minnesota, walking 5 and striking out 7.