It's not just Byron Buxton's left elbow that's bothering him now. The Minnesota Twins' ballyhooed prospect has a sprained left wrist, Twins farm director Brad Steil said, adding Buxton probably will miss a third straight game on Wednesday. The problem extends to the flexor muscle that runs from the wrist to the elbow, a person with direct knowledge said. A second person with direct knowledge insisted Tuesday night that the injury is "not serious." Buxton, 20, suffered the injury while attempting a diving catch in center field on Sunday for Double-A New Britain. The fast-rising star finished the game with a three-pitch strikeout against lefty Edgar Ibarra but felt discomfort in his lower left arm after waking up the next morning. Buxton reported the issue to Twins minor league training staff and was examined by team doctors. No magnetic resonance imaging exam had been taken as of Monday afternoon. The good news is the bone bruise in Buxton's left shoulder has given him no trouble since causing him to miss the final 10 days of the Arizona Fall League in November. Buxton went 3 for 22 (.136) with a home run, including a "B" game, in his first big-league spring training. He was reassigned to minor-league camp on March 9 in the first round of cuts.
Twins' Byron Buxton still out with sprained wrist
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Mar 19