X-rays revealed Buxton has a fracture in his left hand, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Buxton was hit by a pitch in Monday's game and suffered a boxer's fracture, breaking a bone in the fifth metacarpal/pinky area. He'll likely be sidelined several weeks at a minimum.
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.
Buxton (hip) is still having trouble decelerating and is unlikely to begin a rehab assignment immediately, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Buxton has been swinging in the cage to begin the week, and there was hope that he could begin a rehab assignment by the end of the week. However, the center fielder will need some more time to recover since he's still not able to run without issues. Rob Refsnyder should continue to see increased work in center field while Buxton is unavailable.
Buxton (hip) has been swinging in the cage for the past few days and could begin a rehab assignment by the end of the week if he's able to run without issues, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Buxton was one of the best players in the entire league through his first 24 games, hitting .370 with nine homers and five steals. His persistent injury problems aren't going away, however, as he hit the injured list with a strained hip in early May. The Twins have yet to specify an exact timeline for his return, but if he does indeed begin a rehab assignment by the end of the week, he could be back with the team sometime in the first few days of June.
Buxton (hip) did some light baseball activities Monday but hasn't started running, MLB.com reports. "We're talking about someone that needs to be able to run, and run the way he can, when he returns," manager Rocco Baldelli said. "Again, he's not at that point yet. We're still building him up to the point where he can actually test it out."
The 27-year-old was ruled out multiple weeks after landing on the injured list with a Grade 2 hip strain suffered on May 6. It sounds like he's still far away from starting a rehab assignment.
Buxton (hip) has been cleared to throw and is expected to begin hitting in the batting cage Thursday or Friday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The 27-year-old was ruled out multiple weeks after landing on the injured list with a Grade 2 hip strain Friday, so it's good to see him working his way back into baseball activities. Buxton can safely be considered out indefinitely until he progresses further into his rehab work.
Buxton was placed on the 10-day IL with a Grade 2 hip strain and will be out for multiple weeks, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
An MRI revealed the hip strain after the center fielder left Thursday's loss to the Rangers, and per manager Rocco Baldelli, his absence will extend beyond the minimum 10 days. Buxton was having an MVP-caliber campaign, hitting .370 with nine home runs, five stolen bases and a 1.180 OPS in 24 games.
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|06/21||vs CIN||W 7-5||2||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|06/20||@ TEX||W 4-2||5||1||2||1||2||0||0|
|06/19||@ TEX||W 3-2||4||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/06||vs TEX||L 3-4||5||1||1||0||0||0||1|
|05/05||vs TEX||L 1-3||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/04||vs TEX||L 3-6||4||1||1||1||2||0||0|
|05/03||vs TEX||W 6-5||3||1||0||0||0||1||1|
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|2013||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||68||270||68||92||15||10||8||55||44||56||32||11||.341||.431||.559|
|2013||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||57||218||41||71||4||8||4||22||32||49||23||8||.326||.415||.472|
|2014||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||--||3||0||0||.000||.000||.000|
|2014||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||30||121||19||29||4||2||4||16||10||33||6||2||.240||.313||.405|
|2015||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||13||55||11||22||3||1||1||8||4||12||2||1||.400||.441||.545|
|2017||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||3||12||3||5||0||0||2||3||1||3||0||0||.417||.462||.917|
|2018||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||35||136||22||37||11||1||4||14||9||42||4||1||.272||.331||.456|
|2018||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||1||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||--||--||0||0||.000||.000||.000|
|2019||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||1||2||1||1||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||.500||.667||1.000|