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The Minnesota Twins say an MRI shows no structural damage to Byron Buxton’s knee

The Minnesota Twins say an MRI shows no structural damage to Byron Buxton's knee

BOSTON — Minnesota Twins coach Rocco Baldele said an MRI showed no structural problems in the quarterback’s right knee. Byron Buxton.

Speaking before Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, Baldeley said the team doctor will check on Buxton but for now the twins expect he will travel with the team for the next series in Kansas City, which begins on Tuesday.

Baldeli said the twins aren’t expecting to make a standing move, a sign Buxton may be able to make a comeback in no time.

Buxton left in the first half of Minnesota’s inaugural 8-4 win over Boston on Friday night after slipping nearly to second base. His left leg appeared to get stuck under him while his right foot hit the sack.

The 28-year-old has been among the top players in the game in recent years when he was in good health. Unfortunately for the twins, this was rarely the case. He hit 0.306 with 19 home games in 61 games in 2021 but was limited by a broken hand and a strain on the right thigh.

Buxton signed a $100 million seven-year deal over the winter to stay with the twins long-term. He’s made another strong start to the season, with three hosts in seven games.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report

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