Per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, the Twins have placed outfielder Byron Buxton on the 60-day injured list with a left shoulder subluxation, effectively ending his season. He is undergoing labrum surgery, per The Athletic’s Zack Pierce, who adds that the rehab timetable is five to six months.
Buxton, 25, returned after a month on the injured list on September 1, but was only used as a defensive replacement. He did not log any plate appearances. Manager Rocco Baldelli said on MLB Network Radio on Tuesday, “Hopefully we have him full strength and ready to go next year.”
Buxton ends his season batting .262/.314/.513 with 10 home runs, 46 RBI, 48 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 271 trips to the plate. It was his most productive offensive season and would have ranked as his best all-around season if he had played a full season’s worth of games rather than 87. Through five years in the majors, Buxton has managed to appear in 100-plus games just once.