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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Twins Injury Update: Byron Buxton diagnosed with dislocated finger

By on 10/29/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Minnesota Twins struggled to their fourth consecutive season with 70 or fewer wins.  Despite an offense that ranked seventh in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the team was let down by a staff that was 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA. Moving forward, the Twins have some good young prospects, including Byron Buxton, who missed much of the season due to injuries. Bad luck continues for Buxton, who was diagnosed with a dislocated finger he suffered while diving for a ball in the AFL.

I reported yesterday that Buxton, who has been limited all season due to a variety of injuries, left an Arizona Fall League game after diving for a ball. It appeared as though the injury was to his wrist.

An update on Buxton, as reported by Mike Berardino of, is that X-rays revealed a dislocation of his left middle finger.  Sitting out Tuesday's game with a splint on his finger, he will miss the Fall Stars Game on Saturday. It's been a frustrating year for Buxton, who could miss the end of a season for the third consecutive time because of injuries.

Injuries limited Buxton to 124 at-bats this season. After being sidelined with a wrist injury until May 4, Buxton played just five games before landing on the DL for another eight weeks. He ended the season with a .234 batting average with four home runs, 16 RBI and six stolen bases.

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