Byron Buxton was injured during Wednesday's game between the Twins and White Sox

CHICAGO — After the Twins welcomed back Carlos Correa and Juwan Duran from the injured list on back-to-back days, they lost Byron Buxton from Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox with right knee soreness.

Buxton attempted to steal second base on a full-count pitch by Trevor Larnach in the second inning of Wednesday's game against the White Sox. He was easily dismissed after hitting Larnach, as he slowed down a run before reaching base. Buxton gingerly walked off the field after that and did not return. He was running on the previous pitches on which Larnach fouled out before his injury. Willie Castro moved from third base to center field, replacing Buxton, and José Miranda came off the bench to play third.

Buxton may have exceeded expectations regarding his health in the first month of the season. He has started 20 of the Twins' first 30 games in center field, with four more starts at designated hitter, after being used exclusively as a DH last year. He hasn't played more than 92 games in a season since 2017.

He hit the go-ahead run in the Twins' victories over the White Sox on Monday and Tuesday, scored from second base on one Monday, and ran from first to third in the ninth inning on Tuesday before crossing the plate on a sacrifice fly.

Buxton was caught stealing on Tuesday, snapping his streak of 20 consecutive stolen bases. It's the first time he's been caught stealing twice in one season since 2019.

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