Twins All-Star Byron Buxton is set to undergo season-ending knee surgery

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Twins center fielder Byron Buxton will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery that will end his 2022 season, the Twins announced Friday. If the Twins were still a serious contender, the plan would have been for Buxton to come back because it was a “clean” and “inconsequential” operation. According to athletics,

The Twins were in first place for most of the first half and into August. 7, but with their poor play and defense under heavy fire, they fell back to 10 games.

Buxton actually dealt with problems with his knee and tweaked it in a doubleheader at Fenway Park in April. He has been sidelined since August 1 with a groin injury. 22. It’s common at this point to see an injury-plagued Buxton season. In fact, he has managed 140 runs in 92 games this season since 2017.

His games played in a season at the MLB level since 2017: 28, 87, 39 (that’s only 60 games in 2020), 61 and now 92.

While on the field this year, Buxton has been productive, especially in the power department. He hit .224/.306/.526 (135 OPS+) with 13 doubles, three triples, 28 home runs, 51 RBI, 61 runs scored, six steals and a 4.0 WAR. He is an excellent defender and base runner.

Buxton was an All-Star for the first time this season and actually started the game in July, calling it “.A special moment.“He also hit a home run in the game.

All in all, 2022 was a success for Buxton while on the field. He would see it moving forward. The Twins have indicated that Buxton is expected to be fully recovered from surgery by spring training.

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