Minnesota Twins CF Byron Buxton exits game with finger injury

By Brian Hall, The Sports Xchange

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was removed from Monday's game against the Houston Astros with a laceration on the ring finger of his right hand.

Buxton dove for a ball in the top of the sixth inning and his hand appeared to hit left fielder Eddie Rosario, who came over and caught the ball. Buxton stayed in the game to finish the inning but was pinch hit for in the bottom of the sixth.


Buxton struck out in his two at-bats on Monday and is batting .188 this season. Earlier this month, Buxton missed two games after crashing into the fence at Target Field.

He was replaced by Ehire Adrianza, who pinch hit for Buxton and then took over in left field. Rosario slid over to play center.

It is the first outfield appearance in Adrianza's five-year career.

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