Twins Have Lost Buxton For the Season
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — , ending his season and leaving the American League Central leaders without their best defensive player for the rest of the pennant race.
The Twins made the move on Tuesday before a three-game series against Washington. The took a five-game lead over Cleveland into the night.
Minnesota reinstated right-hander Kyle Gibson from the injured list and promote infielder Ronald Torreyes from Triple-A Rochester.
Buxton sustained a partial dislocation after crashing into the outfield wall while making a catch on Aug. 1. He batted .262 with 30 doubles, four triples, 10 homers, 46 RBIs and 48 runs in only 271 at-bats. Buxton played in five games last week as a defensive replacement and pinch runner.
Gibson, who last pitched on Aug. 30, has been dealing with a digestive track disease, ulcerative colitis. He is scheduled to start on Thursday.