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Minnesota Twins’ Byron Buxton heads to IL with hip injury

May 5, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton (25) reacts after hitting a double during the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is headed to the 10-day injured list with a right hip strain, the team announced Friday.

Buxton was off to a hot start for the struggling Twins (11-19), hitting .370 with nine home runs, 17 RBIs and five stolen bases through 24 games.

The Twins selected the contract of outfielder Trevor Larnach in a corresponding move.

Larnach, who will be looking to make his major league debut, played in three games for Triple-A St. Paul, going 3-for-13 (.231) with four RBIs, including home runs in each of his past two games against Omaha.

To make room for Larnach on the 40-man roster, the Twins designated left-handed pitcher Brandon Waddell for release or assignment. Waddell made four appearances for the Twins in two stints with the team, posting an ERA of 11.35 with one strikeout and three walks over four innings.

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–Field Level Media