Twins place Buxton on Injured List

The Minnesota Twins placed All-Star center fielder Byron Buxton on the 10-day injured list with a low grade right hip strain, the club announced Tuesday.

It is the first time Buxton has landed on the IL this season but he has been playing through knee and hip issues throughout the year. Buxton’s 28 home runs is tied for third in the American League.

The Twins also recalled catcher Caleb Hamilton and starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez from Triple-A St. Paul and optioned pitcher Devin Smeltzer. Sanchez will start Tuesday night’s game in Houston