Report: Byron Buxton to have MRI after re-injuring wrist
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Twins top prospect Byron Buxton was not in the lineup Friday or Saturday for the Fort Myers Miracle. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Buxton has re-injured his wrist sliding into third base.
Passan tweeted that Buxton will have an MRI on the ailing wrist.
(See below for his series of tweets.)
Sources: Top prospect in baseball Byron Buxton out after he reinjured his wrist sliding into 3B. MRI planned to determine severity.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 10, 2014
Buxton opened the season on the disabled list after injuring his left wrist in spring training attempting a diving catch. He was activated May 4 and made his 2014 debut with an 0-for-4 performance. In his latest game action, Buxton went 1-for-5 with a double Thursday.
Passan tweets that the injury is not believed to be severe.
Twins discussed bringing Buxton back to Minnesota for MRI. Could have it in Ft. Myers, too. Belief now is that injury is not severe.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 10, 2014
Minnesota is being exceedingly careful with Buxton, as it should be, especially considering wrist injuries' propensity to linger/reoccur.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 10, 2014
We'll follow up with any pertinent information as soon as we know more.