CF,DH - MIN
Byron Buxton is set to have season-ending arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday.
With the Twins’ hope to make the postseason almost gone, the Twins and Buxton have opted to go ahead with the knee surgery. It is said to be minor and just a cleanup which should have Buxton ready for spring training. The 28-year-old slashed .224/.306/.526 with 28 home runs and 51 runs batted in over 92 games this season.
Byron Buxton (hip) is still in the "beginning phases" of returning to baseball activities. According to Rocco Baldelli, "we're not quite there yet."
It doesn't seem like Buxton is close to a return. He's been out since 8/22 and would need a rehab assignment before making a return to the Twins lineup, so a return this season is anything but a sure thing.
Byron Buxton was placed on the 10-day IL Tuesday with a right hip strain.
Buxton spent over a month on the IL last season with a right hip strain as well. His absence is going to leave a void in the Twins’ lineup for at least the next 10 days. Fantasy managers will want to prepare for a possible extended absence from Buxton.
Byron Buxton is getting an MRI on his hip Tuesday. He has been dealing with this injury throughout the season along with the right knee injury.
Most believed that Buxton was removed from Monday's game due to his right knee, but it looks like the hip played a role as well. This is unfortunately not unusual for Buxton, who has played in at least 100 games just once since 2015. He should be considered day-to-day until more info from the MRI becomes available.
Byron Buxton was removed from Monday's game early after tweaking his right knee on a swing.
Buxton was able to finish the at-bat after aggravating the injury but ultimately had to be removed. He has had issues with the right knee this season already, so the Twins are likely to proceed with caution. He should be considered day-to-day until more information comes out. Jake Cave replaced Buxton in CF Monday.