BOSTON (AP) — Twins star Byron Buxton still left Minnesota’s 8-4 win over the Boston Purple Sox on Friday with a right knee damage and will get an MRI.

The Platinum Glove-winning middle fielder slid late into second base for a double just after Boston misplayed his popup in the initially inning. His remaining leg appeared to get caught underneath him while his right foot slammed into the bag.

He slammed a hand into the grime and was promptly pulled. He walked off beneath his very own electric power.

“Obviously, he was feeling some actual irritation,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli reported. “He performs by means of a whole lot. He’s a rough dude and he constantly desires to be on the field. I assume in this instance, he knew it was one thing he was not likely to be in a position to engage in these days with.”

The 28-year-previous has been among the the game’s most effective players in latest yrs when healthful — and however for the Twins, which is seldom been the circumstance. He batted .306 with 19 household runs in 61 online games in 2021 but was minimal by a damaged hand and a proper hip pressure.

Buxton signed a $100 million, 7-calendar year deal to keep on being a Twin very long-time period above the wintertime. He was off to a different powerful get started this season, slugging a few homers more than 7 video games.

Buxton has also experienced shoulder, groin, toe, migraine and wrist challenges that have contributed to him enjoying at minimum 100 video games just at the time in eight major league seasons.

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