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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

Twins' Buxton out for year

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins placed center fielder Byron Buxton and his ailing left shoulder on the 60-day injured list, ending his season and leaving the American League Central leaders without their best defensive player.

Minnesota reinstated right-hander Kyle Gibson from the injured list and promoted infielder Ronald Torreyes from Triple-A Rochester.

Buxton sustained a partial dislocation after crashing into the outfield wallAug. 1. He batted .262 with 30 doubles, four triples, 10 homers, 46 RBI and 48 runs in only 271 at-bats.

Extra innings

Yankees outfielder Mike Tauchman became New York's 30th player on the injured list this year, the most in the major leagues in at least 15 years. The 28-year-old strained his left calf Sunday and is expected to miss the rest of the season. ... Mets ace Noah Syndergaard says it is “unfortunate” that his complaints to New York's front office and coaching staff about catcher Wilson Ramos were made public. The New York Post reported the right-hander or his agents have implored the Mets to let Syndergaard pitch to another catcher. ... Orioles general manager Mike Elias has fired 14 members of the organization, most from the player development department and international operations. Elias has dismissed 25 people thus far in an overhaul of the system that he inherited when taking the job in November.