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Byron Buxton | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (20) / 12/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Byron Buxton (wrist) has returned to taking fly balls in the outfield.
Buxton has been sidelined by a sore left wrist since mid-March, and it may be May before he returns to game action, according to Twins vice president of player personnel Mike Radcliff. Twins farm director Brad Steil said he might be able to return to extended spring training games by late April, but there's no reason for the team to push their top prospect at this point. In either case, the injury doesn't appear to be serious. Apr 9 - 9:08 PM

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Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton (wrist) will not be able to resume baseball activities until at least mid-week.

Buxton remains at the Twins' spring training complex rather than at Double-A New Britain due to a sore left wrist. The ailment doesn't seem to be a major concern, but the club will obviously take every precaution with the top prospect. It's not clear when Buxton might be ready to play in games.
Apr 6 - 9:30 AM

Twins prospect outfielder Byron Buxton may start the season on the minor league disabled list due to a sprained left wrist.

Buxton suffered the injury diving for a ball 10 days ago in minor league camp. An MRI on Saturday revealed no structural damage, but he has been diagnosed with a sprain of the pisotriquetral joint and is likely to miss a couple of weeks. Buxton, widely considered the top prospect in the game, should play with Double-A New Britain once he's back to full health.
Mar 26 - 10:27 AM

Byron Buxton is day-to-day with a left wrist sprain.

Buxton injured the wrist diving for a ball in minor league camp Sunday and hasn't played since. Still, it's not believed to be anything serious. Buxton was cut from the Twins' major league camp on March 9 but could find himself in Minnesota sometime after the All-Star break.
Mar 19 - 6:56 PM

Twins reassigned OFs Byron Buxton, Chris Rahl, RHPs Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros, and Yohan Pino, INF Miguel Sano, and Cs Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch and Stuart Turner to minor league camp.

There are no surprises in the bunch. Widely considered the top prospect in baseball, Buxton hit just .158 ( 3-for-19) with a homer and two RBI during his seven Grapefruit League games. Both he and Alex Meyer are on the fast track to Minnesota, with Meyer perhaps debuting during the 2014 season.
Mar 9 - 10:00 PM

Byron Buxton hit a two-run homer off the Blue Jays' Drew Hutchison in Saturday's loss.

One of the most interesting subplots for the Twins this year will be whether Buxton forces them to call him up in June or July. Since they're unlikely to contend anyway, they may be better off giving him the George Springer treatment and waiting until 2015 to give him a shot. However, it will be disappointing if he tears up the minors like he did last year and he doesn't get a look.
Mar 8 - 3:59 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Byron Buxton's left shoulder injury has fully healed.

Buxton deal with a bone bruise and tendinitis back in November, but he's been on a strengthening program that has gotten him back to normal. Universally considered to be the top prospect in the game, Buxton will start at Double-A in 2014 and could possibly make it up to the majors by the end of the year.
Jan 23 - 9:02 PM

The Twins have invited top outfield prospect Byron Buxton to major league spring training.

The idea is to get him acclimated to the major league staff and some of his future teammates. Buxton, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft, batted .334/.424/.520 with 12 home runs and 55 stolen bases in 125 games last season between Low-A Cedar Rapids and High-A Fort Myers. The 20-year-old could be a superstar one day.
Jan 9 - 12:07 PM

Byron Buxton will continue to rest his strained left shoulder through Thanksgiving weekend, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Buxton could resume baseball activities next week. The 19-year-old outfielder and second overall selection from the 2012 draft is the No. 1 prospect in baseball. In his professional full-season debut, Buxton slashed .334/.424/.520 with 12 homers, 19 doubles, 18 triples, 77 RBI, 55 stolen bases and 109 runs scored in 125 games between Class-A Cedar Rapids and High-A Fort Myers.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 09:33:00 PM

Byron Buxton may be shut down for the rest of the Arizona Fall League after aggravating a shoulder injury.

The injury isn't considered serious, but it makes sense for the Twins not to push it with their uber-prospect. If it is the end of his AFL season, Buxton will have hit .212/.288/.404. He won't be in Minnesota this year, but Buxton is a must-own in dynasty leagues. The 19-year-old was the second overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 10:31:00 PM

Twins prospect Byron Buxton will start in center field and hit third for the West squad in Saturday's Fall Stars Game in Arizona.

The 19-year-old outfielder and second overall selection from the 2012 draft is perhaps the most intriguing talent in the showcase. Here is how the rest of the Western team will line up on Saturday: Delino DeShields LF (Astros), Tyler Naquin (Indians), Byron Buxton CF (Twins), Colin Moran 3B (Marlins), Jorge Bonifacio RF (Royals), Corey Seager SS (Dodgers), Austin Hedges C (Padres), Brett Nicholas 1B (Rangers) and Mookie Betts 2B (Red Sox). Alex Meyer (Twins) will take the ball first against the Eastern Stars.
Source: MLB.com
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 11:12:00 AM

Byron Buxton (shoulder) returned to Arizona Fall League action with a bang on Friday, homering to left field in his first at-bat in a losing effort against Salt River.

Buxton would finish the afternoon 1-for-4, but the most important takeaway was the fact that he came away from the game healthy. The 19-year-old outfielder, who had been sidelined the previous eight days due to a minor left shoulder strain, doesn't expect the shoulder injury to be a lingering issue and expects to be in the lineup again on Saturday.
Source: MILB.com
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 08:45:00 PM

Twins prospect outfielder Byron Buxton is expected to return to action in the Arizona Fall League soon.

Buxton hasn't played in eight days due to a left shoulder strain, but his agent Al Goetz said he was examined and should be good to go before long. The 19-year-old phenom is hitting .227/.280/.409 with a homer, four RBI and a stolen base in 22 at-bats through his first five games in the AFL.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 04:22:00 PM

Byron Buxton was held out of Glendale's lineup in the Arizona Fall League on Saturday due to a left shoulder strain.

The injury isn't expected to be serious, and Buxton should return to game action within the next few days. The second overall selection from the 2012 draft class, Buxton is hitting .227/.280/.409 with a homer, four RBI and a stolen base in 22 at-bats through his first five games in the desert.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 10:04:00 PM

Twins prospect Byron Buxton was announced as Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year on Wednesday.

"The best minor leaguer I've ever seen," said a scout quoted in the story. In his professional full-season debut, Buxton absolutely assaulted helpless minor league pitching, slashing .334/.424/.520 with 12 homers, 19 doubles, 18 triples, 77 RBI, 55 stolen bases and 109 runs scored in 125 games between Class-A Cedar Rapids and High-A Fort Myers. The No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft posted numbers eerily similar to Mike Trout's minor league output. Coincidentally, Trout also player at Cedar Rapids (it was an Angels affiliate prior to this season). "Buxton was by far the best I have seen in a long, long time other than Trout," said Class-A Palm Beach manager Johnny Rodriguez. "Trout has more power, but Buxton probably does more (things). He has a better arm. He is a better defender than Trout, with better range and jumps ... Buxton probably is a better hitter. He has fewer holes than Trout had."
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 10:37:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Pedro Florimon
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jason Bartlett
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Jason Kubel
2Chris Colabello
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PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Kevin Correia
3Phil Hughes
4Mike Pelfrey
5Kyle Gibson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Samuel Deduno