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Buxton still sidelined with migraines

Center fielder heads out on short rehab stint
MLB.com @RhettBollinger

LOS ANGELES -- Twins center fielder Byron Buxton has yet to be activated from the 10-day disabled list because he's been suffering through migraine headaches since Monday.

Buxton was sent back to the team hotel on Monday and Tuesday and didn't participate in pregame activities. But he felt better on Wednesday, and ran on the field and performed drills before the game against the Dodgers without any issues.

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LOS ANGELES -- Twins center fielder Byron Buxton has yet to be activated from the 10-day disabled list because he's been suffering through migraine headaches since Monday.

Buxton was sent back to the team hotel on Monday and Tuesday and didn't participate in pregame activities. But he felt better on Wednesday, and ran on the field and performed drills before the game against the Dodgers without any issues.

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Buxton said he'll go out on a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester this weekend before rejoining the Twins on Tuesday in San Diego.

Buxton has been out since July 14 with a strained groin, but that injury is completely healed.

"It's better," Buxton said. "Knowing I have the off-day tomorrow helps, and hopefully I can be back out there Friday. It happens regularly, but just not as bad as this one."

Buxton said he's been dealing with migraines ever since he was a child, and that they occur roughly once a month. But he said they're usually minor and not an issue, but this was different. Twins manager Paul Molitor was unaware of Buxton's history with migraines.

"We'll have to see how he does today," Molitor said. "A lot of it will depend on how he feels. We have the off-day to play with. But I was not familiar with his history. I had to do some digging."

Twins third baseman Miguel Sano was also held out of the lineup for a second straight day after being hit on his left wrist by a pitch from reliever Josh Fields on Monday. He served as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday and struck out and said after the game that his his wrist bothered him during the at-bat.

Sano is hopeful he'll return Friday.

"It's sore," Sano said. "It's bruised. I'm not playing today, but hopefully in Oakland I'll play."

Sano tried to test out his wrist in the cage before Wednesday's game, but it was too sore for him to start in the game.

"I went in the cage with him and you can tell he's not comfortable yet," Molitor said. "It's more of a bone bruise. It's more of a comfortability thing when he makes contact with the vibration and all that."

Worth noting

• Left-handed reliever Glen Perkins made his second rehab appearance in the Gulf Coast League on Tuesday and threw a scoreless inning. The three-time All-Star expected to move up to Class A Advanced Fort Myers next, and there's growing optimism he could return to the big leagues at some point in August.

• Left-hander Hector Santiago, on the 10-day DL since July 3 with an upper back strain, made his first rehab start with Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday. Santiago allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits in one inning while throwing 36 pitches. He joined the Twins at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday for a charity event in the Los Angeles area. But he'll return to Rochester where he's expected to make at least two more starts before being activated.

Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and listen to his podcast.

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