Season over for Twins OF Buxton (shoulder)

Field Level Media

September 10, 2019 at 8:35 pm.

The Minnesota Twins placed center fielder Byron Buxton on the 60-day injured list Tuesday, ending his injury-plagued season.

Buxton, 25, suffered a left shoulder subluxation (partial dislocation) when he crashed into the outfield wall on Aug. 1 at Miami.

He rejoined the team Sept. 1 and appeared briefly in five games as a late-game defensive replacement, but did not have any at-bats.

Buxton finished the season with a career-best .262 batting average, 44 extra-base hits, 46 RBIs and 14 stolen bases in 87 games.

Earlier this season, he missed 14 days in June after getting hit by a pitch on his wrist and 11 days in July with concussion symptoms.

The Twins also reinstated right-hander Kyle Gibson (ulcerative colitis) from the 10-day IL and selected the contract of infielder Ronald Torreyes from Triple-A Rochester.

Gibson, 31, is 13-6 with a 4.58 ERA this year and will get the start in Thursday’s series finale against the Washington Nationals.

Torreyes, 27, signed as a free agent with the Twins in December. He played in 41 games with the New York Yankees in 2018, batting .280 with seven RBIs.