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Injuries & Moves: Boushley recalled; Jackson DFA'd

May 19, 2024


Off the IL, Buxton remains focused on playing CF

May 18, 2024

CLEVELAND -- Byron Buxton was reinstated off the injured list ahead of Saturday’s game against the Guardians -- and much to his relief, there’s also an expectation that the Twins won’t be using him any differently after the flare-up of inflammation in his right knee. “That’s what I’m hopeful for,

Topa hopes to pitch for Twins this season despite setback

May 14, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS -- The toughest part of all this for Justin Topa is that he’d been one step away from getting onto the active roster when his troublesome left knee flared up again four outings into his rehab stint with Triple-A St. Paul. After getting so close, a healthy return couldn’t

Managing recurring knee issues a priority for Buxton

May 6, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS -- Up to this point in his career, Byron Buxton would push through anything, play through anything, spend however long he’d need to in the trainer’s room and just do whatever he needed to do to be on the field for his teammates, no matter how he felt. “His

Buxton lands on 10-day IL with knee inflammation

May 3, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS -- There was something telling that Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said on Friday that perhaps draws back some of the curtains on the lens through which Byron Buxton’s knee situation is more realistically viewed now. “I think he’s been in a good spot physically,” Baldelli said. “I don’t think

Twins' 10th straight win comes with cost as Buxton hurts knee

The streak is the longest in the Majors this season, and Minnesota's longest since 2008
May 1, 2024

CHICAGO -- There had certainly been optimism surrounding Byron Buxton’s spring and start to the regular season, particularly as his offense picked up and the Twins started winning in bunches -- but that faded again in an all-too-familiar way on Wednesday in Chicago. Buxton exited during the second inning of

Twins prospects working their way back from injuries 

April 23, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS -- Needless to say, the injury situation up in Minneapolis has had a significant impact on the Twins thus far, with early issues for Royce Lewis, Carlos Correa, Jhoan Duran, Caleb Thielbar and Justin Topa playing some role in the Twins’ scuffling start to the season. It’s been equally

Correa's injury 'a gut punch' as Twins piece their puzzle together

April 13, 2024

DETROIT -- Eleven games into the season, the Twins’ lineup is already down two of its cornerstone stars. This time, it was Carlos Correa, who was diagnosed on Saturday with a mild right intercostal strain after he struck out on a check swing in the third inning of Friday’s series-opening

DeSclafani to miss 2024 season after right arm surgery

March 30, 2024

KANSAS CITY -- As the Twins brace for life without Royce Lewis for an undetermined but extended period of time, they’ll also have to reckon with the loss of the starting pitching depth they found in the offseason. That’s because Anthony DeSclafani underwent season-ending surgery to repair the flexor tendon

Lewis on IL with 'severe' quad strain; prospect Martin recalled

March 30, 2024

KANSAS CITY -- It looks like Royce Lewis will miss meaningful time for a fifth consecutive season. Lewis was placed on the IL on Saturday with what president of baseball operations Derek Falvey described as a “severe” right quad strain he sustained on Opening Day. In a corresponding move, the

Lewis' injury leaves 'MVP candidate' hole in Twins' lineup 

March 28, 2024

KANSAS CITY -- All the optimism of a healthy spring for the Twins’ trio of stars, and all the excitement to see what that group could be capable of when healthy together at last, didn’t even make it three full innings into the regular season. The cheer of Opening Day

Topa (left knee tendinitis) latest arm to land on IL

Twins' bullpen depth tested with 3 pitchers starting season on injured list
March 24, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Twins’ quickly thinning bullpen depth took another hit on Sunday, when president of baseball operations Derek Falvey announced that reliever Justin Topa will begin the season on the IL with left knee tendinitis. That makes three members of the projected leverage core at the back

How does Twins' pitching staff reset with injuries?

DeSclafani, Duran, Thielbar set to open 2024 on injured list; Varland a rotation candidate
March 18, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After a fairly healthy camp, Monday brought a barrage of bad news on the injury front for the Twins. Anthony DeSclafani (forearm strain), Jhoan Duran (right oblique strain) and Caleb Thielbar (hamstring strain) will start the 2024 season on the injured list, president of baseball operations

Buxton undergoes second knee surgery in effort to return to center 

October 13, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ultimately, Byron Buxton never did make it back to center field in 2023 -- but the goal remains to get him there. The hope is that a second knee surgery will help. Buxton underwent an arthroscopic procedure to excise the plica (a membrane flap) in his right knee

Ailing Buxton gets ovation in lone Game 4 at-bat

October 12, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS -- It was clear that Byron Buxton was still limited in what he could do for Minnesota, but with the Twins’ backs against the wall, they hoped for a Kirk Gibson moment from their ailing star on Wednesday night. Buxton willed his body back for one final plate appearance

Buxton's presence in dugout a 'game-changer' for Twins

Veteran outfielder sidelined by knee injury, helping Lewis adapt to DH role
October 5, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS -- All Byron Buxton has ever wanted to hear is, “Yes.” That’s the answer he’s always sought, regardless of how banged up he is, regardless of how much toll the season has taken on his body: Yes, he can play. Yes, he can be on the field with his

Lewis continues recovery with sim game homer

September 27, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS -- There’s no bigger question that looms over the final week of the season than this: Can the Twins get Royce Lewis back from injury in time for the postseason? It’s still far too early to know -- but consider this an encouraging start. Lewis participated in a simulated

After Correa hits IL, Twins piece together comeback win

September 21, 2023

CINCINNATI -- The aggravation of Carlos Correa’s plantar fasciitis in his left foot now involves a full tear to the central cortex of the fascia and discomfort that sent him to the 10-day injured list on Wednesday, but the Twins remain confident that the shortstop will be active and available

Lewis day to day after exiting with with hamstring tightness

September 20, 2023

CINCINNATI -- It looked as though Royce Lewis was doing everything in his power to stay in the game -- but athletic trainer Masa Abe and acting manager Jayce Tingler sadly shook their heads at him and ushered him to the dugout. Even as the Twins reduced their magic number

Correa aggravates plantar fasciitis, exits in 1st inning

September 18, 2023

CINCINNATI -- The Twins recently gave Carlos Correa two days off his feet to help him manage the plantar fasciitis pain in his left heel that has hampered him since May. But did it help? And, at this point, will any amount of rest be enough to get Correa closer

Twins expect Buxton to return in '23 after cortisone shot

September 13, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS -- Time is starting to run short for the Twins to build Byron Buxton back up from his latest knee issue into game action -- but head athletic trainer Nick Paparesta said Wednesday that the club still anticipates that Buxton will play again this year. Buxton received a cortisone

Byron Buxton heads to 10-day IL (right hamstring)

Twins claim OF/1B Jordan Luplow off waivers from the Blue Jays to fill DH's spot
August 4, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS -- Byron Buxton’s challenging 2023 season continued with another placement on the 10-day injured list, this time with a right hamstring strain, ahead of Friday’s series opener against the D-backs. The expectation is that the injury, which is believed to have stemmed from an eighth-inning double during Tuesday’s game

Twins top pitching prospect  Prielipp to have UCL surgery (source)

July 14, 2023

OAKLAND -- Left-handed starter Connor Prielipp, the No. 3 prospect in the Twins’ organization per MLB Pipeline, will undergo surgery on his left ulnar collateral ligament on Monday with Dr. Keith Meister, a source said on Friday. The club has not confirmed the news. The full extent of the procedure

Jorge López 'thankful' to be able to take time for mental health 

July 4, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jorge López was grateful for the chance to step away from game action for his mental health -- and the veteran reliever is equally grateful to be back on the Twins’ roster when he was activated from the injured list on Tuesday after missing the minimum 15 days.

What Lewis (oblique strain) on the IL means for Twins

July 3, 2023

MINNEAPOLIS -- Royce Lewis said the oblique strain felt like someone thrust a knife into his back -- and it only got worse and worse as he ran down the line to first base. Still, he wanted to stay in the game, and given how the last two years have