LEADING OFF: Buxton’s Bad Injury Luck, Mets’ COVID Problems | Sports news

A look at what’s going on around baseball Saturday:

The twins are hoping for good news about Byron Buxton after injuring his knee on Friday and sending him a magnetic resonance imaging.

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The midfielder, who won the platinum glove, slid late into second place in the first inning after winning 8: 4 in Boston. His left leg seems to get caught under him while his right leg hits the bag.

This 28-year-old has been one of the best players in the game when he is healthy – and unfortunately for the Twins, this has rarely been the case. In 2021, he fired 0,306 19 home runs in 61 matches, but was limited by a broken arm and a stretched right hip.

Buxton has signed a $ 100 million 7-year contract to stay Twin during the winter. He had another strong start this season, hitting three home team in seven games.

The Mets are without extreme players Brandon Nimm and Mark Canha after one of the New York coaches passed a positive test for COVID-19. Nimmo and Canha were added to the injured list before Friday’s home game against Arizona.

The team did not say whether Nimmo and Canha tested positive. Manager Buck Showalter did not say if any of the players were vaccinated against COVID-19, but acknowledged that the rules for returning to the roster under the new baseball employment contract are different for players who are vaccinated and those who are not.

Athletics, meanwhile, has placed outfielder Stephen Piscotty on the list of injured COVID-19 and catcher Austin Allen and leftists AJ Puk and Kirby Snead on the constrained list before Friday’s game in Toronto. To enter Canada, the Canadian government requires that a person receive a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine – or one dose of Johnson & Johnson – at least 14 days prior to entry.

Players whose problems with vaccination against COVID-19 have been relegated to the sideline are not paid and do not gain time in the major league while they are on the list of restrictions.

Reds rookie Hunter Greene is ready for his second major league start, this time against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The 22-year-old right-hander delivered 20 fast balls at a speed of at least 100 miles per hour in his debut on Sunday against World Series Champion Atlanta Braves, scoring seven in five ball changes in three runs.

Baltimore leftist John Means could be missing for a while after being added to a 10-day list of injured with his left elbow outstretched.

Means will have more tests on what manager Brandon Hyde has described as stretching his forearm muscles.

Last year, Means was a bright spot in the Baltimore team, which was last in the big ERA tournaments. He went 6-9 with an ERA of 3.62 and threw a no-hitter to Seattle in May.

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