Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton will join Kernels on rehab assignment

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Byron Buxton only played in 68 games for the Kernels back in 2013, but he was a crowd favorite. Fans will get a chance to see him this weekend.

Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton (25) celebrates after scoring against the Oakland Athletics in the 12th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The Kernels announced that Buxton will join the team on a rehab assignment.

Buxton has been on the injured list since Aug. 3 with a left shoulder injury. He also missed 10 games back in late July with a concussion.

He's currently batting .262 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI for the Twins. Back in 2013 with the Kernels, he hit .341 with eight home runs and 55 RBI.

He didn't play on Saturday, but will play on Sunday versus Peoria.