Twins’ Buxton out indefinitely with hairline fracture in toe
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins say outfielder Byron Buxton is out indefinitely with a hairline fracture of his left big toe.
Twins manager Paul Molitor said Saturday that an MRI confirmed the injury, which occurred when Buxton fouled a ball off his toe in a rehab game in Florida last Sunday.
Buxton had been placed on the 10-day DL on April 18 because of migraines. The team was hoping to get him back during its homestand wrapping up on Thursday. But Molitor said that’s no longer likely.
“It’s going to obviously cost us more games than we originally thought,” Molitor said. “The next five days should probably give us an indication of the progress.”
Buxton is off to a slow start at the plate, hitting just .195 in 11 games. But he’s continued to have an impact with his defense in center field. On Friday night, he was in Minneapolis to pick up his 2017 Platinum Glove Award, given to the best defensive player in each league.