Twins CF Buxton slams into wall, leaves game


A full-speed crash into the right-center field wall ended Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton's night in the sixth inning at Safeco Field on Saturday.

Buxton came close to stealing a home run from the Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz when he leapt and slammed into the wall just as the ball went a few feet over his head and into the seats.

He crumpled to the warning track for a few minutes before leaving the field unassisted. He had a cut on his forehead, although the impact with the wall seemed to be to the side of his head and body.

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The Twins said Buxton showed no signs of a concussion after being removed and just hand the wind knocked out of him. He is day-to-day.

Buxton, who has missed time this season with migraine headaches and a fractured toe, was playing in just his 25th game of the season. He's batting only .163 with no home runs and four RBIs. He's a career .232 hitter in parts of four seasons, all with the Twins.

Robbie Grossman replaced Buxton in center field.

--Field Level Media

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