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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 went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.
He drilled a solo home run off starter Jordan Zimmermann in the fourth inning, then plated another run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Buxton was once heralded as the top overall prospect in the game but has struggled mightily in the majors the last three season. He is still just 23 years old and loaded with talent so maybe he will break through eventually. He has a sorry .230/.300/.324 slash line with six homers and 21 RBI in 96 games. He has salvaged some fantasy value by stealing 19 bases in 20 tries. Aug 12 - 10:16 PM

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Byron Buxton went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in Thursday's win over the Brewers.

Buxton came through with RBI singles in the second and third innings. This was his fourth three-hit showing in 94 games played this season. For the campaign as a whole, the speedy outfielder owns a meager .226/.299/.313 triple-slash with five homers, 19 RBI and 19 steals. While the former top prospect has yet to blossom in the bigs, he is still just 23 years old.
Aug 10 - 11:46 PM

Byron Buxton went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

Buxton collected one of the Twins' four hits against Rangers starter Cole Hamels and scored the team's only run in the fifth inning. That was also when he stole his 18th base of the year, advancing to third on a throwing error before scoring on an RBI groundout. After missing a few weeks with a groin strain, it's a good sign that Buxton is running without hesitation. The 23-year-old is still batting a disappointing .217/.290/.309 at the dish, however.
Aug 6 - 12:24 AM

Byron Buxton went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

Buxton picked up an RBI double against A.J. Griffin in the third inning. They would not score again in the game, nor would they manage another extra-base hit. Former top prospect Buxton is slashing just .218/.290/.312 with five homers, 16 RBI and 17 steals for the season as a whole. Outside the base thefts, he has offered little in the way of offense during the current campaign.
Aug 4 - 12:31 AM

Byron Buxton finished 1-for-3 with a stolen base in Tuesday's game in San Diego.

Buxton came off the 10-day disabled list, playing for the first time since missing 14 games due to a strained left groin. He didn't show any ill effects from the injury, quelling the fears of fantasy owners by swiping his 17th base of the season.
Aug 2 - 3:23 AM

Twins activated OF Byron Buxton from the 10-day disabled list.

Buxton, out since mid-July with a left groin strain, went 5-for-12 with two homers over three rehab games with Triple-A Rochester. The 23-year-old returns to a disappointing .218/.292/.311 batting line.
Aug 1 - 2:36 PM

The Twins are expected to activate Byron Buxton (groin) from the disabled list on Tuesday.

The club has yet to make an official announcement. Buxton originally went down with a groin injury a couple of weeks ago, but his return was delayed a few days due to migraine issues. The 23-year-old is batting .218/.292/.311 with five homers and 16 steals over 84 games this season. His return will likely push Zack Granite into a part-time role.
Aug 1 - 1:55 PM

Byron Buxton (groin, migraine) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester this weekend.

Buxton had been slated to return from a groin injury Tuesday, but he's dealt with migraine issues occasionally since his collision with the outfield wall back in early May. The Twins will get him some at-bats in the minors this weekend before hopefully activating him early next week.
Jul 28 - 10:21 AM

Byron Buxton (groin) was not activated from the disabled list Tuesday due to a migraine.

But he told reporters that he's feeling better, so the move could come before Wednesday night's series finale against the Dodgers. Buxton has been on the 10-day disabled list since July 15 because of a left groin strain.
Jul 25 - 7:54 PM

Byron Buxton (groin) will not require a minor league rehab assignment.

Buxton will travel with the team for their upcoming series against the Dodgers and could be activated for Tuesday's series opener. That would be the first day he's eligible to come off the disabled list. Buxton has made a rapid recovery after suffering a strained groin in his first game back from the All-Star break last Friday.
Jul 22 - 5:00 PM

Twins placed OF Byron Buxton on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left groin.

He suffered the injury in Friday night's loss to Houston. Buxton has had a tough year offensively (.218 AVG) for the Twins but has been a menace on the base paths with 16 steals while playing his position as well as anyone in the sport. Joe Mauer (back) was activated from the disabled list in the corresponding move. Buxton should be back as soon as his 10 days are up.
Jul 15 - 4:39 PM

Byron Buxton was removed from Friday's game against the Astros due to left groin soreness.

The speedy outfielder sustained the injury while hustling around to score on Brian Dozier's RBI double in the fourth inning. He may miss a day or two as a precautionary measure, but this should necessitate a trip to the disabled list.
Jul 14 - 11:46 PM

Byron Buxton went 3-for-4 with a solo homer, a stolen base, and two runs scored as the Twins defeated the Angels 5-4 on Tuesday afternoon.

The sixth-inning dinger off Angels reliever Blake Parker was Buxton's first home run since June 14. The stolen base was his 15th of the season. Buxton, 23, is batting just .204/.279/.300 overall in 2017.
Jul 4 - 5:54 PM

Byron Buxton went 3-for-3 with a homer, a walk and two steals Wednesday against the Mariners.

It hasn't come together yet, but Buxton showed tonight why he should still be owned in every mixed league. He's homered in two of his last three starts, and he's now 12-for-13 stealing bases this year. Unfortunately, he's stopped walking again; tonight's free pass was his first since May 31.
Jun 15 - 12:23 AM

Byron Buxton went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and a steal against the Astros on Tuesday.

There's nothing to suggest the power is coming anytime soon, but Buxton has a .264 average and a fine .360 OBP in his last 30 games. More importantly for fantasy leaguers, he's swiped seven bases during that span.
May 31 - 12:08 AM

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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
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Hector Santiago
4Adalberto Mejia
5Bartolo Colon
6Kyle Gibson
7Dietrich Enns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Belisle
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Trevor Hildenberger
6Ryan Pressly
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Buddy Boshers
9Alan Busenitz
10Dillon Gee
11Phil Hughes
12Trevor May