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Twins Get Good News on Byron Buxton Injury Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Minnesota Twins got some good news on Byron Buxton's latest injury update.
The Minnesota Twins got some good news on Byron Buxton's latest injury update. / Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images

After dealing with an unfortunate update last week, it appears that Byron Buxton just took a step in the right direction for his injury rehab. While the rest of the team is in Baltimore to take on the Baltimore Orioles, Buxton remains behind rehabbing an injury to his hip.

Fortunately, it looks like Buxton is progressing as he was seen running and sprinting the bases at Target Field in Minneapolis today. That's a huge sigh of relief for Twins fans everywhere.

Byron Buxton Injury Update

Buxton hasn't seen the field since May 7th after dealing with this hip strain. It came at the worst time possible, too, as the speedy centerfielder was off to one of the hottest starts at the plate across all of baseball.

Through his first 24 games, Buxton put together an incredible slashing line of .370/.408/.772 including 9 home runs, 17 RBIs, and 5 stolen bases. He was certainly on his way to an early MVP discussion, however, that has sizzled thanks to the injury.

Minnesota is eager for a healthy return from Buxton. The Twins are 22-31 overall and sit 10.5 games back in the AL Central race. With that in mind, Minnesota owns just +7000 odds to win the World Series in 2021 according to MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. In other words, the Twins have a longshot chance at best.

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