Twins put Buxton (hamstring) on IL, claim Luplow from Jays

The Minnesota Twins placed designated hitter Byron Buxton on the 10-day injured list on Friday (retroactive to Wednesday) with a right hamstring strain.

Buxton is slashing .207/.294/.438 this season with 17 home runs, 42 RBIs and 49 runs. He's played in 85 of Minnesota's 110 games this season, entering Friday, and has eclipsed 100 games played only once in his nine-year career.

Buxton hit 28 home runs in only 92 games last season. He was 6-for-12 with five doubles over his past four games.

A former No. 2 overall draft pick by the Twins in 2012, Buxton has a career .239 batting average with 115 home runs, 297 RBIs, 364 runs and 86 stolen bases.

In a corresponding move, the Twins claimed outfielder/first baseman Jordan Luplow, 29, off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays and placed him on the active roster.

Toronto designated Luplow for assignment earlier this week. The Blue Jays also assigned right-handed pitcher Mitch White to Triple-A Buffalo after he cleared waivers.

Luplow, 29, was in his first season with the Blue Jays after being claimed off waivers from the Atlanta Braves in April. He played in just seven games with Toronto and was batting .239 for Buffalo with eight home runs and 31 RBIs over 48 games.

Luplow has 45 home runs and 121 RBIs in seven seasons with the Blue Jays, Pirates, Guardians, Rays and Diamondbacks.

White, 28, was 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA in 10 appearances out of Toronto's bullpen. He has a career 4.96 ERA over four seasons with a 3-11 record in 58 games.

Information from Reuters contributed to this report.