MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was pulled from the game Thursday against Oakland after running into the wall while tracking down a fly ball in the fifth inning.

The Twins said he was pulled for precautionary reasons and passed all the initial concussion tests. He will be evaluated again Friday before the Twins start a series against Boston.

With two outs in the fifth, Matt Joyce sent a drive to deep left-center field. Buxton raced to make the catch but slammed into the wall so hard that his hat fell off. He bent over for a few moments before trotting back to the dugout and didn’t return to the game.

A WOMAN sitting two rows behind the Colorado dugout was struck in the head by a bat that flew out of the hands of Hector Sanchez of San Diego, delaying the game for 13 minutes.

The woman and her husband, who was also hit by the bat, were taken to a hospital and their injuries didn’t appear to be serious, the Padres said in a statement.

The woman took the brunt of the impact. She was tended to by medical personnel and was able to walk up the steps to the concourse with an EMT before being taken out in a wheelchair. Her head was bandaged.

The Padres said they couldn’t provide any further information.

The bat flew out of Sanchez’s hands as he swung at a pitch from Jake McGee with one out in the ninth.

When he saw what happened, Sanchez removed his helmet and took a moment to compose himself.

WHITE SOX: Chicago placed reliever Nate Jones on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation and purchased the contract of left-hander David Holmberg from Triple-A Charlotte.

The White Sox also scratched third baseman Todd Frazier shortly before the first pitch against Kansas City. He was dealing with back stiffness and a team spokesman said he was day to day.

Matt Davidson took his place in the starting lineup.

General Manager Rick Hahn said Jones’ elbow issue is “relatively minor” and Jones should be back in a couple of weeks. Jones, 31, who had Tommy John surgery in May 2014, was 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA over 11 relief appearances this season.

CARDINALS: Outfielders Dexter Fowler and Stephen Piscotty left the game against Milwaukee after getting hurt.

Piscotty pulled up with a strained right hamstring after crossing first base on his grounder to third base that ended the second inning. Jose Martinez replaced Piscotty in right field.

Fowler strained his right shoulder in an unsuccessful attempt for a diving catch on Hernan Perez’s third-inning drive.

Randal Grichuk moved from left to center and Aledmys Diaz shifted from shortstop to left in the first outfield appearance of his professional career.