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Twins likely lose Buxton up to six weeks due to sprained left thumb

MILWAUKEE Now we know why Byron Buxton struck out four times against Chris Sale on Wednesday. "He couldn't hold the bat," Twins outfielder Torii Hunter said. The Twins on Friday placed Buxton on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb but manager Paul Molitor said the speedy outfielder could be out four to six weeks. Buxton's first tour of Major League Baseball comes screeching to a halt and extends his battle with injuries that has lasted over a year. "Disappointed for him," Molitor said. "He has been through a whirlwind the last couple of weeks. Now he's been set back by injury, unfortunately. I reached out to him and said,...

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