Byron Buxton Added to Twins ALDS Roster as Injury Replacement for Alex Kirilloff

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The Minnesota Twins have made a rather stunning announcement Wednesday afternoon, just hours before they are set to do battle with the Houston Astros in an ALDS elimination game 4.

Byron Buxton has been added to the Division Series roster as an injury replacement for Alex Kirilloff, who went 0-for-9 with 4 strikeouts in the 2023 MLB Postseason. The nearly 30-year-old oft-injured Buxton has not appeared in a Major League Baseball game since August 1.

Buck has suffered through a variety of injuries throughout his professional career, including broken/sprained fingers (2014 – AZ Fall Lg) and thumbs (2015 – MLB), a broken hand (MLB – 2021), fractured toe (2018 – Rehab Assn), torn labrum (2018 – MLB), a concussion (2014 – AA) and recurring migraines (2018 – MLB).

But his most recent injury has been diagnosed and reported as patellar tendinitis, which is a product of the arthroscopic knee surgery he had in the offseason. Even with his vast variety of injury issues, his knee problems have arisen as the biggest threat to Buxton’s MLB career.

Byron Buxton on Twins roster, NOT in starting lineup

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The Twins’ starting lineup for game 4 has already dropped and Buxton is not in it. But, there is a very real possibility we see him up at the plate tonight, at some point, if given an opportunity to spark some magic.

First pitch is at 6:07 p.m. CT. Get all the details on how to watch here: ALDS: How to watch the Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros – Game 4

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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