HOUSTON — The Minnesota Twins have positioned All-Star outfielder Byron Buxton on the 10-day injured checklist with a low grade pressure of his proper hip.
“It’s extremely robust information, in fact,” supervisor Rocco Baldelli mentioned. “But additionally figuring out with what Buck’s been coping with, there wasn’t really a lot of a choice to be made… and I believe Buck additionally is aware of that the best factor for him to do was to take a time frame… and get himself in a greater spot bodily so he can come again and do all of the issues that he is been doing for us all yr lengthy and hopefully extra.”
Buxton, who’s tied for third within the American League with 28 homers, left Monday’s loss to the Rangers with tightness within the hip.
“I believe we had been capable of keep away from a serious, main damage or one thing the place we’re speaking a few month or the remainder of the season,” Baldelli mentioned. “We’re not speaking about that, which is an efficient factor.”
Buxton has additionally been coping with a knee drawback and Baldelli hopes the time without work will assist him get better from each points.
“His knee has been a reasonably constant subject since April,” Baldelli mentioned. “So I believe this time period will assist that additionally cool down.”
Buxton is hitting .224 with 13 doubles, three triples and 51 RBIs. An All-Star this season, Buxton has a.306 on-base share, a .526 slugging share and an .833 OPS in 92 video games this season.
Shortstop Carlos Correa mentioned Buxton shall be missed and that he reached out to him Tuesday to supply help.
“It is exhausting for the crew and it is exhausting for himself, clearly,” Correa mentioned. “I texted him and I mentioned: “It is time so that you can focus in your restoration and attempt to get again with us as quickly as attainable.'”
Additionally on Tuesday, the Twins chosen the contract of right-hander Aaron Sanchez from Triple-A St. Paul, recalled catcher Caleb Hamilton and optioned left-hander Devin Smeltzer.