Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Byron Buxton is playing with more issues than the public knows.
In the fifth inning of Minnesota’s 2-1 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday night, Buxton was concussed in pain after fouling out on the field. Baldilli, who stayed in the game, said Buxton had been hosting him in secret only to be sidelined after a hip injury.
“I’m not sure exactly when he tweaked the hip, but there were a few things going on today that he really felt,” Baldilli said after the Twins’ third straight loss. “We know the last few days he’s been in a position where he can’t go out there, swing and run and stuff like that, but he’s kept posting and going. Out there and playing. I don’t know what percentage he’s at, but it’s not the highest percentage he can do physically. .
It’s been widely reported that Buxton has been playing with knee problems for most of the season since his contact with the center field wall at Target Field in April. In the year On August 2, the twins announced that they would be datingMore discomfort“In the knee, but the hip issue is news to the outside world.
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“He couldn’t get over what happened there. We call it hip pain. I don’t know what it is. He’s going to have an MRI, he’s doing it now,” Baldilli said in a postgame interview.
Buxton has been battling a hip issue for “a good season”, according to Baldelli.
“That’s something that happens all the time. The guy’s a fighter. The guy goes out there and plays things that a lot of people don’t think about, both the other players and the people watching,” Baldelli continued. “What he’s done at this point in the year, given the physical challenges he’s had, is amazing.”
Baldelli said Buxton could miss Tuesday’s game and “it could be more than day-to-day issues.”
“We haven’t discussed most of the issues he’s had with him. All that, we’ll wait until we have more before I say anything else,” Baldelli said.