Aug 22, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton (25) hits a single during the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Byron Buxton has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a hip strain, the team announced Tuesday. Buxton left in the seventh inning of Monday's loss to the Texas Rangers with the hip discomfort.

To replace Buxton on the roster, the Twins have recalled catcher Caleb Hamilton from Triple-A St. Paul.

Buxton was an All-Star this year and has clubbed 28 home runs and scored 61 runs on the season. Manager Rocco Baldelli has noted on multiple occasions that Buxton has battled through a couple injuries most of the season.

Hamilton has played in 62 games for the Saints this year, hitting .233 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI.

The Twins also optioned left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer back to Triple-A and selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Aaron Sanchez from the Saints.

Smeltzer appeared in one game after being recalled Saturday and pitched three inning against the Rangers on Saturday.

Sanchez has made 10 starts for St. Paul this season, going 3-2 with a 3.80 ERA. He's made one start for the Twins which came back on Aug. 1 against the Detroit Tigers.

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