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Byron Buxton | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Twins manager Paul Molitor told Dana Wessel of 96.3 FM in Minneapolis that Byron Buxton (thumb) will be sidelined for "probably at least a month."
Buxton suffered a left thumb sprain Tuesday on a stolen base attempt. He played the next day, which obviously wasn't a good idea and he wound up going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. The Twins could put Danny Santana back in center field while Buxton is out, with Shane Robinson and Aaron Hicks (when he returns from the disabled list) also representing options. Jun 26 - 10:52 AM

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Twins placed OF Byron Buxton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 25, with a left thumb sprain.

Buxton evidently suffered the injury on Tuesday on a stolen base attempt. He played the next day and struck out in all four of his plate appearances. Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Buxton will probably be sidelined for "at least a month" of action.
Jun 26 - 10:18 AM

Byron Buxton struck out in all four of his plate appearances Wednesday afternoon against the White Sox.

Buxton moved back into the leadoff spot for today's game, but he looked easily overmatched by Chicago ace Chris Sale. The dynamic center field prospect is batting .189/.231/.270 in his first 37 major league at-bats.
Jun 24 - 3:38 PM

Byron Buxton is hitting leadoff for the Twins on Wednesday.

Chris Sale is on the mound for the White Sox, and it appears we can expect Buxton to hit leadoff versus lefties and ninth against righties for the time being. The youngster has just seven hits in his first 33 at-bats.
Jun 24 - 11:00 AM

Byron Buxton is batting ninth for the Twins on Tuesday.

Buxton went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored out of the leadoff spot Monday night against the White Sox, but that apparently wasn't enough to convince Twins manager Paul Molitor that he deserves a prominent spot in the batting lineup. It's disappointing.
Jun 23 - 4:56 PM

Byron Buxton went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored in Monday's cakewalk win over the White Sox.

Buxton led off the bottom of the first with a double, then quickly scored on Brian Dozier's single. He reached on an infield single in the sixth inning and later came around to score, then singled to lead off the eighth and later scored on a Dozier homer. Buxton entered the game batting .120 (3-for-25) since making his major league debut. His slow start isn't surprising, but the talent is certainly there and was on display Monday.
Jun 22 - 11:35 PM

Byron Buxton is batting leadoff for the Twins in Monday's game versus the White Sox.

Buxton hit ninth in each of his first eight contests. He's managed just three hits in his first 25 at-bats for Minnesota, so manager Paul Molitor must be hoping that the move up the lineup jump-starts the youngster. Buxton had his first major league stolen base on Sunday.
Jun 22 - 4:26 PM

Byron Buxton tripled for his first major league hit and scored a run in Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

Buxton entered his eighth-inning at-bat hitless in his first six trips to the plate but drove a ball into the left-center field gap and coasted into third base standing up even after stumbling around first. The Twins don't have enough firepower in their lineup to keep him at the bottom of their order for long.
Jun 16 - 12:09 AM

Byron Buxton is starting in center field and batting ninth Sunday against the Rangers in his major league debut.

It's disappointing to see him hitting at the bottom of the order, but it shouldn't be long before Buxton moves his way up. The top prospect received a promotion after batting .283/.351/.489 with six homers and 20 steals with Double-A Chattanooga, which included a .467 average over his last eight games.
Jun 14 - 12:51 PM

Twins purchased the contract of OF Byron Buxton from Double-A Chattanooga.

The wait is finally over. Baseball's top prospect will make his Twins debut Sunday at Texas and will wear the No. 25. The 21-year-old hit .467 with two homers and six RBI over his final eight games with Chattanooga. Even if he doesn't hit for a high average right away, Buxton should still provide fantasy owners with plenty of stolen bases (20-for-22 on steal attempts this year).
Jun 13 - 6:30 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton tied a career-high with three steals Saturday in a win for Double-A Chattanooga.

Buxton has gone 5-for-9 over his last two games, raising his average from .256 to .269. He's third in the Southern League in both RBI (35) and stolen bases (19). Take away Buxton's poor April and the 21-year-old is hitting .285 with 27 RBI. It's unclear when Buxton will make his big league debut though it shouldn't be any later than 2016.
Jun 7 - 5:32 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton launched his second career grand slam Tuesday for Double-A Chattanooga.

Buxton went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs. After a slow start, Buxton is up to 16 extra-base hits on the season with five of those coming on round-trippers. The 21-year-old is second in the Southern League with 29 RBI and is tied for fifth with 11 stolen bases. Buxton has all the tools to succeed in the big leagues and could get his chance sooner than people think.
May 20 - 2:20 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton broke out of a 1-for-21 slump Saturday with three hits in a win for Double-A Chattanooga.

Buxton finished a home run shy of the cycle. The 2011 first-round pick has endured plenty of dry spells this year but has still managed to drive in 25 runs, tied for third-most in the Southern League. Buxton is also among the league leaders with ten steals on 11 attempts. Buxton's six total bases Saturday were his most since May 2.
May 17 - 4:21 PM

Twins prospect OF Byron Buxton hit a walk-off home run on Monday for Double-A Chattanooga.

Buxton is batting .455/.513/.848 with seven extra-base hits during his current eight-game hitting streak, and he’s also scored 12 runs and gone 5-for-5 on the base paths in that span. The 21-year-old top prospect got off to a slow start offensively in the Southern League but has quickly turned things around, with a .286/.353/.527 batting line and 11 extra-base hits (3 HR, 5 3B, 3 2B) through 23 games. Provided he stays healthy, Buxton should make his highly anticipated big league debut later this season.
May 5 - 3:29 PM

Twins prospect Byron Buxton delivered three hits, including two triples, Saturday in a win for Double-A Chattanooga.

Buxton is really rounding into form. MLB's top prospect has hit .522 with three RBI during his six-game hitting streak, lifting his average from a pedestrian .190 to a much more respectable .284. The 21-year-old has also been flexing his base-running muscles, stealing five bases over his last six contests. Six of Buxton's ten walks this year have come in the last week.
May 3 - 3:51 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Danny Santana
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Eduardo Escobar
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Eddie Rosario
3Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Trevor May
7Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Blaine Boyer
5Alex Meyer
6Aaron Thompson
7Ryan Pressly
8J.R. Graham