Buxton suffers significant injury before 2020 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton was injured on Monday. He had to be carted off the field.

Buxton apparently suffered the injury to his left leg or ankle. His footing got tangled up while he was attempting to catch a Nelson Cruz fly ball.

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton hits an RBI single against the Chicago White Sox
Byron Buxton hits an RBI single against the Chicago White Sox (Getty Images)

The ball that Buxton was attempting to catch fell just shy of the warning track. He was down for several minutes after being injured.

After getting up, he was helped onto the cart and headed off the field with several trainers. The 26-year-old has been often-injured throughout his professional career.

With the MLB season starting in 10 days, Buxton could miss significant time during the 60-day season. If this is a significant injury, he could miss the entire season.

The 26-year-old has appeared in 115 games in the last two seasons. He has only surpassed 100 games in his career, as he appeared in a career-high 140 games during the 2017 season.

In 2019, Buxton appeared in 87 games. He had a .262 batting average with 10 home runs and 46 RBIs with 71 hits through 271 at-bats.

In his career, dating back to the 2015 MLB season, he has appeared in 393 games. He has a career batting average of .237 with 38 home runs and 145 RBIs through 185 hits and 1,250 at-bats.

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