Tue, 03 Aug 2021

Twins place OF Byron Buxton (fractured hand) on IL

Field Level Media
23 Jun 2021, 02:40 GMT+10

The Minnesota Twins placed outfielder Byron Buxton on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a boxer's fracture in his left hand.

Buxton had returned from a 40-game absence on Saturday following a right hip strain before sustaining his latest injury two days later in Minnesota's 7-5 victory in 12 innings over the Cincinnati Reds. He was hit by a pitch from starter Tyler Mahle in the fourth inning on Monday before being removed after making a catch to end the fifth.

"We can't talk about fairness. It's not. This isn't fair. That's how I feel about the whole thing," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.

Buxton, the American League's Player of the Month in April, is batting .369 with 10 homers, 19 RBIs and 21 runs scored in 27 games this season.

Buxton, 27, is hitting .247 with 61 homers, 191 RBIs and 225 runs scored in 459 career games with the Twins.

In a corresponding move, the Twins recalled rookie outfielder Gilberto Celestino from Triple-A St. Paul.

Celestino, 22, is hitting .125 with one homer and one RBI in 10 games with the Twins this season. He previously had been optioned to St. Paul on Friday.

--Field Level Media

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