Twins Lose Buxton and Garver to IL in Flurry of Thursday Roster Moves

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The Minnesota Twins have made multiple roster moves ahead of their game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. Byron Buxton and Mitch Garver are heading to the Injured List. But who is replacing them?


Just when CF Byron Buxton starts to get hot he lands himself on the IL. While Buxton’s play is brilliant, his durability leaves him in the brittle category. Even though Buxton’s average is still below .225 for the year, it seemed like he was finding his groove at the plate. Obviously the biggest loss without Buxton comes on defense. We should see Jake Cave and Lamonte Wade Jr. (recalled due to the Buxton injury) get a lot more playing time.

Mitch Garver was also put on the 10 day IL, Garver is suffering from something called a right intercostal strain. If this was last year I would be panicking right about now, but let’s be honest Garver has been pretty bad this year. He is hitting just .154 with just 1 HR and 2 RBI’s. Hopefully Alex Avila can contribute something on offense, otherwise the bottom of this lineup could be very dismal.

The Twins did make a pretty eye opening move by selecting the contract of C Ryan Jeffers. Jeffers has a career stat line of .296 avg, 180 H, 21 HR, and 82 RBI’s in just two full season in the Minors. He ranks as the 6th best prospect in the Twins organization according to And it looks like Jeffers will make his major league debut tonight!


It is also worth mentioning that P Lewis Thorpe was finally optioned to the Twins alternate site in St. Paul. He should have been optioned to go play legion ball in the middle of no where. Apologies to any Twins fan who had to watch him pitch.

The Twins are back in action tonight at 6:10 pm against the Brewers, as they try to win the series. Jose Berrios (1-3, 5.92 ERA) will face off against Brandon Woodruff (1-1, 3.16 ERA).

Cameron Thompson | Minnesota Sports Fan

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