Byron Buxton Hit By Injury Bug Yet Again

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is a supreme talent. But he simply can't stay on the field. Last night, the injury bug bit again, and Buxton had to leave the Twins game against the Texas Rangers.

The knee is only one issue for Buxton this season, but according to manager Rocco Baldelli, it's his hip that's been the latest lingering problem. 

Buxton had an MRI on the hip, and Baldelli says it's something that he has been dealing with for "a good part of the season.

"What he's done to this point has been pretty amazing with the physical difficulties he's had," continued Baldelli. "I don't know what percentage he's at, but it's not a high percentage of what he can normally do physically."

The All-Star outfielder signed a 7-year, $100M contract in the offseason, with the Twins unable to look away from the immense talent that he possesses when he does play. 

This season, in 92 games, Buxton has 28 homers and 51 RBIs along with an .833 OPS.

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