MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins announced they are placing outfielder Byron Buxton on the injured players list for 60 days, effectively rendering him out for the season.
Buxton had previously sat out most of August due to a shoulder injury suffered in Miami, around Aug. 1. He returned briefly for five games in September before again being placed on the injured players list for similar complications.
Buxton is a pinch runner who has played 87 games for the Twins, batting .262 with 30 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs, 46 RBI, 48 runs scored, 19 walks and an .827 OPS.
Meanwhile, fans can expect to see pitcher Kyle Gibson rejoin the fray after being reinstated from a 10-day injury list.
Gibson has appeared in 28 games for the Twins this season, going 13-6 with a 4.58 ERA, 45 walks allowed and 146 strikeouts.
The news about Buxton comes just days after Twins pitcher Michael Pineda received a 60-game suspension. Pineda tested positive for using Hydrochlorothiazide, a drug that puts him in violation of the Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment program.