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Byron Buxton | Outfielder | #25

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (2) / MIN
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Byron Buxton reached three times and swiped a base Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader against the Rockies.
Buxton singled and had two of the Twins' three walks in the 5-1 loss. He's batting .277/.377/.478 with two homers and three steals over his last 15 games. May 18 - 4:16 PM

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Byron Buxton hit his second homer Tuesday in a losing cause against the Rockies.

The homer was just the second given up by Kyle Freeland in eight starts this year. Buxton isn't going to take off and suddenly emerge as one of the AL's top hitters, but he is likely to do enough to be of use in mixed leagues the rest of the way.
May 16 - 11:35 PM

Byron Buxton continued to struggle in Friday's victory over the Indians, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Buxton has been dropped to the ninth spot in the order to take some of the pressure off of him, but he's still having a difficult time making consistent contact. He is now hitting just .174/.255/.261 with a 35/9 K/BB ratio in 102 plate appearances.
May 12 - 9:51 PM

Byron Buxton had a double, a couple singles and scored a run Tuesday in a win over the White Sox.

One of Buxton's singles plated a run. The extra-base pop still hasn't really been there for Buxton, but he's picked things up at the plate over his last 12 games with a .333 average. He's also drawn seven walks over that span. Baby steps.
May 10 - 12:20 AM

Byron Buxton (head) is back in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

Buxton had some headaches and overall body soreness following his collision with the outfield wall Thursday, which resulted in him missing a couple games. He's ready to go now, though. He's starting in center field and batting eighth Sunday.
May 7 - 11:35 AM

Byron Buxton (head) remains out of the Twins' starting lineup on Saturday.

Buxton watched Saturday's game from the dugout and is improving, but still a day or two away from a return to the lineup. Max Kepler is starting in center field while Robbie Grossman puts his subpar defensive skills on display in right field.
May 6 - 11:11 AM

Byron Buxton is having headaches and dealing with overall body soreness following his collision with the outfield wall Thursday.

He's not in the lineup Friday, but for the time being the Twins don't think he'll need to go on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Buxton actually collided with the wall a couple times Thursday, so it's not a surprise that he's banged up.
May 5 - 6:01 PM

Byron Buxton passed his initial concussion tests.

Buxton was removed from Thursday's game against the Athletics after a rough day in center field, but the Twins are calling that move precautionary. The young speedster finished 0-for-2 with a strikeout. He'll be reevaluated on Friday.
May 4 - 3:37 PM

Byron Buxton was pulled from Thursday's game against the A's after crashing into the outfield wall.

Buxton actually had multiple run-ins with the wall before his exit in the sixth inning. A serious injury would come with awful timing for the 23-year-old center fielder, who was just starting to get it going offensively. Eddie Rosario replaced him in center on Thursday.
May 4 - 3:13 PM

Byron Buxton launched his first homer of the season Tuesday against the A's.

It came off a guy who should (and will soon) be in Triple-A in Cesar Valdez, but it's a start. Buxton is 7-for-23 with a 6/7 K/BB ratio in his past eight games. He's probably not going to suddenly explode upon the league, but it seems like he has turned the corner.
May 3 - 12:37 AM

Byron Buxton is absent from the Twins' lineup Sunday.

Buxton picked up singles each of the last two games, but his season batting line still sits at a lowly .109/.155/.145. Eddie Rosario has slid over to center field, while Danny Santana will get a start in left.
Apr 23 - 11:15 AM

Byron Buxton was removed for a pinch-hitter after striking out and popping out in his two plate appearances Thursday.

The Twins had just four hits in this one, so Buxton wasn't the only one struggling. Still, his batting average slipped to .082 before he was lifted. The Twins need to stick with him; his defense is very valuable and he really has nothing left to prove in the minors. It's not likely to all click at once, though.
Apr 20 - 5:45 PM

Byron Buxton is in Tuesday's lineup versus the Indians.

The struggling Buxton got the day off Monday, but he's back in the lineup Tuesday out of the No. 9 spot. The 23-year-old is batting just .093 (4-for-43) with 23 strikeouts to begin the year.
Apr 18 - 3:33 PM

Byron Buxton is not in Monday's lineup versus the Indians.

The scuffling outfielder will get a day to clear his head. Max Kepler will make the start in center field while Robbie Grossman plays right. Miguel Sano is in the DH spot and Eduardo Escobar will play third.

Byron Buxton is absent from the Twins' starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Tigers.

Buxton will take a day of mental rest after opening the season 2-for-29 (.069) with a league-leading 17 strikeouts. Eddie Rosario is starting in center field and batting eighth Wednesday afternoon against Detroit right-hander Michael Fulmer.
Apr 12 - 10:42 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Kyle Gibson
6Adam Wilk
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Glen Perkins
4Craig Breslow
5Tyler Duffey
6Taylor Rogers
7Matt Belisle
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Justin Haley
10Trevor May