Twins outfielder Byron Buxton suffers foot injury

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Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton suffered a left foot injury Monday night at Target Field, according to the team.

Buxton appeared to be hurt his left ankle chasing a flyball in the outfield. Medical staff attended to him in center field before he was carted off the field.

“We took Byron inside to get looked at by the medical staff,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said after Monday’s intrasquad game. “Fortunately, relatively speaking, the initial once over didn’t show anything, which I think we can take as a cautiously optimistic good sign. But we’re going to go ahead and do a lot of other assessments and imaging tonight and tomorrow just to see what we can find and go from there. That’s probably what you’re hoping to see, but we also know that anytime a guy is coming off the field, we want to make sure he’s not walking off the field, we’re going to make sure we get him a full look-over by the medical staff.”

A former first round draft choice of the Twins, Buxton has struggled to stay healthy during his career. He only played in 87 games last season due to a shoulder injury and was limited to 28 games in 2018.