The writing was on the wall when Danny Santana was pulled from the Twins game in the bottom of the 7th inning, creating an awkward situation where Robbie Grossman had to take over in center field and Eduardo Escobar was moved from shortstop to left field. That arrangement, although due partially to the fact Miguel Sano was playing DH and could not be moved to the outfield (unless the Twins wanted their pitchers batting), was clearly not sustainable.
So unsustainable, in fact, Byron Buxton was pulled from the third inning of the Red Wings game in Indianapolis and the move was announced within minutes of the conclusion of the Twins-Athletics game.
If you aren't living under a rock, you know that Byron Buxton has been absolutely killing it in triple-A lately. He was announced as the winner of basically all of the weekly International League player awards this morning, and I've been speculating something along these lines would happen since late last week (because, come on, you know someone would get injured).
Let's hope Buxton comes back to the majors with new-found confidence and frame of mind.