Twins CF Byron Buxton out for season

Updated: September 10, 2019 06:36 PM

The Twins placed outfielder Byron Buxton on the 60-day injured list, meaning his season is over.

A source tells our Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson that Buxton is undergoing left shoulder surgery on Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles. He went out there on Sunday to see Dr. Neal ElAttrache, a shoulder specialist who has operated on a number of high-profile athletes.


Buxton played in 87 games for the Twins this season, hitting .262 (71-for-271) with 30 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs, 46 RBI, 48 runs scored, 19 walks and an .827 OPS. The centerfielder, who suffered the left shoulder subluxation on August 1 in Miami, missed the remainder of the month. He returned September 1 and played in five games last week in a defensive replacement role and as a pinch runner.

The Twins selected the contract of infielder Ronald Torreyes from Triple-A Rochester, and he is joining the team in time for Tuesday's game vs. the Nationals.

***Twins public relations assisted with information in this story***

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