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Rehab over, Twins send OF Buxton to minors

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POSTED August 11, 2015 1:05 a.m.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton will be staying in Triple-A for a while.

The Twins announced Monday they’ve returned Buxton from his rehabilitation assignment for a sprained left thumb and sent him to Triple-A Rochester. The speedy outfielder was put on the disabled list June 26 after batting .189 in 11 games in his major league debut, prior to the injury.

Buxton had five hits in 12 at-bats for Rochester on his rehab assignment. The move stops his service time clock toward eventual salary arbitration and free agency, and it also uses up one ofBuxton’s three minor league option years.

The Twins were off Monday after finishing 1-6 on their road trip to Toronto and Cleveland. They host Texas to start a three-game series Tuesday.

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