Top overall prospect Buxton to miss rest of Fall League

Twins phenom dislocates, fractures left middle finger

Top overall prospect Buxton to miss rest of Fall League

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Twins prospect Byron Buxton's 2014 was filled with injuries, so the organization sent him to the Arizona Fall League to get some extra at-bats and make up for lost time.

Unfortunately, during Monday's game, Buxton got hurt again as he dislocated his left middle finger while diving for a ball. Buxton also suffered a small fracture in the finger and will miss the rest of the Arizona Fall League, said Brad Steil, Twins director of Minor League operations, on Tuesday night. Buxton saw a specialist Tuesday afternoon to get a full diagnosis.

"It's all right," Buxton said. "Throbbing a little bit, but stuff happens."

With two outs and the tying run on third, Nationals prospect Tony Renda, playing for the Mesa Solar Sox, hit a sinking line drive to center field that Buxton, MLBPipeline.com's top-rated prospect, playing for the Salt River Rafters, dove for and tried to catch. Buxton was unable to come up with the ball and immediately left the game.

Buxton played in just 31 games in the regular season as he missed time at the beginning of the season with a wrist injury and finished the season early after sustaining a concussion.

Buxton had played in 13 AFL games this season and was named to Saturday's Fall Stars Game, however it now appears he will not participate.

William Boor is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. MLB.com reporter Rhett Bollinger contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.