Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Sunday that Buxton has been taking part in lower-body activity and conditioning work, but the outfielder isn't yet performing drills with his fractured left hand, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "The gripping and the starting to do things baseball activity-wise with his hand has not really taken off yet, but we weren't expecting it to," Baldelli said of Buxton. "It's still a little ways away."
Baldelli's comments don't offer much optimism that Buxton will be back before the end of the month, but the 27-year-old at least appears set to avoid surgery on the injured hand. Buxton will likely need to receive the green light from a doctor before he takes part in defensive drills and batting practice.
Buxton will not need surgery to repair his fractured left hand. "He was going to have his images reviewed by Dr. (Chris Camp), and then we can kind of go from there," manager Rocco Baldelli told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I don't think he's going to need any procedures to help correct it in any way."
Buxton was hit by a pitch Monday and sustained a broken bone in the fifth metacarpal on his left hand. There's no clear timetable for his return, but he's likely sidelined until August, if not longer.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said that the Twins have yet to determine whether Buxton will need surgery to address the fractured left hand he sustained in Monday's win over the Reds, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "I think we're actually looking into the best approaches for recovery," Baldelli said of Buxton, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday. "Like with any fracture, I think you have to ask those questions."
The Twins are expected to gain more clarity on the extent of Buxton's injury once he undergoes further testing in the coming days. If surgery is ultimately deemed necessary, Buxton would be in store for a longer absence, though he'll still likely miss multiple weeks even if he's able to treat the injury through rest and rehab. Minnesota recalled Gilberto Celestino from Triple-A St. Paul in a corresponding move, and he should get the chance to pick up starts in center field while Buxton is on the shelf. Nick Gordon and Max Kepler are other options at the position, and Rob Refsnyder (hamstring) should also factor into the mix in center if he's able to make a speedy return from the IL.
The Twins placed Buxton (hand) on the 10-day injured list prior to Tuesday's game against the Reds, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Minnesota called up Gilberto Celestino from Triple-A St. Paul in a corresponding move; he and Nick Gordon will likely be called upon to serve as the Twins' primary options in center field while Buxton heads to the IL for the second time this season. After missing approximately six weeks with a hip strain, Buxton returned from the IL over the weekend and started three games for the Twins before exiting Monday's win with a fractured left hand. The club has yet to provide an estimated recovery timeline for Buxton, but he'll most likely need multiple weeks, if not months, for the hand to fully heal.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said after Monday's 7-5 win over the Reds in 12 innings that while the Twins don't yet have a concrete timeline for Buxton's (hand) return, "The thought of weeks or a month or two could probably be a way to think about it," Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
After he was struck by a pitch in the fourth inning, Buxton was initially diagnosed with a left hand contusion and was able to stay in the game. However, he ultimately exited in the sixth and later underwent imaging, which revealed a "boxer's fracture" -- an injury to the base of the pinkie finger -- on his left hand. This is a devastating setback for Buxton, who was playing in only his third game Monday since returning from a six-week absence due to a hip strain. A clearer timeline for his return should emerge in the coming days, but the comments from his skipper point to the 27-year-old potentially being sidelined until August, if not longer.
X-rays revealed Buxton suffered a boxer's fracture in his left hand during Monday's game against the Reds, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Buxton was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning and sustained a broken bone in the fifth metacarpal on his left hand. The Twins have yet to provide a timeline for Buxton's return to action, but he'll likely be sidelined several weeks at a minimum. After missing six weeks with a Grade 2 hip strain, Buxton appeared in only three games for the Twins before picking up the hand injury.
Buxton has been diagnosed with a left hand contusion and is set to undergo X-rays after exiting Tuesday's game against the Reds in the sixth inning, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Buxton was initially able to stay in the game after being hit by a pitch on his left hand in the fourth inning but ultimately departed a couple innings later. The Twins should have a grasp on the severity of the injury following the X-rays, with further update likely to come following the game.
Buxton exited Monday's game against the Reds in the sixth inning after being hit by a pitch on the left hand in the forth inning, Megan Ryan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He went 1-for-2 before being replaced by Nick Gordon in center field.
Buxton initially appeared to be fine as he waived off trainers following the HBP, but he ultimately exited two innings later. The outfielder returned from a hip injury Saturday, but it seems more likely that his Monday departure is due to being hit on the hand. If it is indeed the hand that caused his exit, he'll likely undergo X-rays, after which the Twins should have a better idea of the severity of the injury.
Buxton went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and a double in Sunday's 4-2 win over Texas.
In his second game back from a hip injury, the center fielder reached double digits in homers for the year. He's gone 3-for-9 since he was activated from the injured list. Buxton started the year hot and looks ready to resume his strong work at the dish. He's slashing .371/.408/.794 with 10 long balls, 19 RBI, 21 runs scored and five stolen bases across 107 plate appearances.
Buxton (hip) was activated by the Twins on Saturday and will bat second against the Rangers, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Buxton was an early MVP favorite at the start of the year, hitting .370/.408/.772 with nine homers and five steals through his first 24 games. However, the persistent injury problems that have plagued his career refused to go away, as he was shut down with a hip strain in early May. There's little reason to have much confidence in his health going forward, but he'll be a huge help to fantasy teams and the Twins if he can come close to replicating his early-season success for as long as he can remain on the field.
Buxton (hip) will be activated when he can achieve his typical sprint speed, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said Buxton won't play until "he's able to sprint like he can sprint." The skipper also mentioned the possibility of Buxton playing more rehab games.
Buxton (hip) did more running in a pregame workout Tuesday, manager Rocco Baldelli told MLB.com.
Buxton wasn't activated from the injured list Monday due to "residual soreness" in his hip, but he traveled with the team and went through pregame workouts the past two days. It's not clear when he'll be activated from the injured list. Buxton went 5-for-9 with two home runs during a three-game rehab stint with Triple-A St. Paul over the weekend.
Buxton wasn't activated from the injured list Monday due to "residual soreness" in his hip, manager Rocco Baldelli told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Buxton flew to Seattle with the Twins and will go through a workout Tuesday.
Baldelli said Buxton refrained from running at full speed during his three-game rehab stint with Triple-A St. Paul, where he was 5-for-9 with two home runs. It sounds like he could be activated in the next day or two, but the Twins may play it safe with his return.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said Buxton (hip) will travel with the team Monday for the start of the Twins' three-game series in Seattle, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Baldelli didn't explicitly say when Buxton will be activated from the 10-day injured list, but this update points toward the outfielder being reinstated soon. Baldelli did mention that Buxton is dealing with some soreness following his rehab assignment and that the center fielder will go through a full workout Monday and then likely again Tuesday, per Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Buxton has been out since May 6 with a Grade 2 hip strain and has appeared in three rehab games for Triple-A St. Paul, going 5-for-10 with two home runs, a double and a triple.
Buxton (hip) will go through a workout at Target Field on Friday and rejoin Triple-A St. Paul for his rehab assignment Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The 27-year-old has appeared in two games with St. Paul and will play a third after going through the workout. If all goes well, Buxton could rejoin the active roster for Sunday's series finale with Houston, or he could be activated during the three-game set at Seattle, which begins Monday.
Buxton (hip) will not play with Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday following a rain delay, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Concerns over wet field conditions convinced Buxton to delay his appearance until Thursday. This will also likely delay his activation by one day, as it's his desire for more rehab at-bats that is the primary reason for the delay in his removal from the injured list.
Buxton (hip) feels completely healthy but wants more rehab at-bats before being activated, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
Buxton is batting second and starting in center Wednesday for Triple-A St. Paul, his first appearance in the field since since suffering the injury in early May. He's expected to between five and seven innings. Despite his flashy box score (2-for-3 with a triple), the 27-year-old wasn't entirely confident in his at-bats Tuesday and wants to make further strides before returning to the Twins.
Buxton (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old recently resumed running at 100 percent with no issues, clearing the way for him to begin the final stage of his rehab program. Buxton has been on the shelf with a strained right hip for the past month, but he could be reinstated from the injured list for the upcoming weekend series against the Astros, which starts Friday, if all goes well during the rehab assignment.
Manager Rocco Baldelli said Sunday that Buxton (hip) is in line to begin a rehab assignment within the next week, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
According to Dan Hayes of The Athletic, Buxton recently resumed running at 100 percent without incident, so he appears ready to move on to the final phase of his rehab program for the hip strain that has sidelined him since May 6. Assuming he's able to begin that rehab assignment within the next few days, the outfielder could rejoin the Minnesota lineup as soon as the upcoming weekend.
Buxton (hip) has been sprinting while running the bases recently, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Buxton had recently dealt with issues decelerating, but it's encouraging to see him ramping up his intensity recently. His running Tuesday went well, but the team wants to see how he responds in the near future. If all goes well, the 27-year-old could be nearing a rehab assignment.
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