The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have reinstated outfielder Byron Buxton from the 10-day Injured List.
Buxton has missed the Twins’ last 10 games after being placed on the Injured List on June 6 with a left rib contusion. He sustained the injury after being hit by a pitch by Cleveland’s Tanner Bibee on June 1 at Target Field. In 50 games for the Twins this season, Buxton has hit .220 (40-for-182) with nine doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 23 RBI, 26 walks and 31 runs scored.
To make room for Buxton on the 26-man roster, the Twins have optioned outfielder Trevor Larnach to Triple-A St. Paul. Larnach went 4-for-22 with one double, one home run, four RBI, three runs scored and three walks in eight games during his most recent stint with the Twins from June 6-14. In 47 games for the Twins this season, Larnach hit .211 (32-for-152) with five doubles, two triples, six home runs, 31 RBI, 21 runs scored, 23 walks and a .311 on-base percentage.
(info courtesy of Twins)