Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Twins placed rookie center fielder Byron Buxton on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a sprained left thumb.
Buxton, 21, suffered the injury while attempting to steal second base Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. He played through the injury Wednesday, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.
The second overall pick in the 2012 draft batted just .189 (7-for-37) in 11 games after being called up from Double-A Chattanooga earlier this month.
In a corresponding move, the Twins recalled infielder Danny Santana from Triple-A Rochester. Santana made Minnesota's Opening Day roster but hit .218 in 49 games before being demoted.