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Byron Buxton | Outfielder | #25

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (2) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Byron Buxton is not in Thursday's lineup versus the Red Sox.
Coming off a three-strikeout game, Buxton will sit against knuckleballer Steven Wright. Eddie Rosario is in center field. Jul 21 - 4:23 PM

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Byron Buxton (knee) returned to the Twins starting lineup on Friday, going 0-for-2 in a loss to the Indians.

Buxton also recorded an outfield assist in the contest, his second of the season. The talented young outfielder was forced to miss the final two games before the All-Star break with a knee contusion suffered when he crashed into the outfield wall. For the season, Buxton is hitting .209/.255/.359 with one homer, 12 RBI and six stolen bases in 167 plate appearances with the Twins.
Jul 16 - 9:21 AM

Byron Buxton (knee) remained out of the Twins' lineup Sunday.

Buxton will miss the last two games prior to the All-Star break with a bone bruise in his right knee, but he should be ready to go for the start of the second half. Eddie Rosario is in center field Sunday.
Jul 10 - 1:43 PM

An MRI on Byron Buxton's injured right knee showed no structural damage.

The Twins are calling his injury a bone bruise. Buxton hit in the cage on Saturday and hopes to be available off the bench. He could be back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against Texas. Danny Santana will draw the start at center field and bat ninth Saturday against Rangers right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Jul 9 - 6:50 PM

Byron Buxton was diagnosed with a right knee contusion after slamming into the outfield wall during Friday's game against the Rangers.

Buxton had to be carted off the field in a scary moment early in the game, but thankfully he was able to avoid any serious injury. He's considered day-to-day and should return to action before the end of the weekend.
Jul 8 - 9:25 PM

Byron Buxton was removed from Friday's game against the Rangers after colliding with the outfield wall.

Buxton slammed his right knee into the wall while attempting to run down Rougned Odor's triple, and had to be carted off of the field. He's currently undergoing further medical evaluation and the Twins should have an update on his status shortly.
Jul 8 - 9:19 PM

Byron Buxton went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored on Tuesday versus the A's.

Both of his hits were doubles. Buxton was held out of the Twins' starting lineup Monday against the A's with what manager Paul Molitor termed "general soreness." The speedy center fielder is obviously feeling fine now.
Jul 6 - 8:05 AM

Byron Buxton is out of the Twins' starting lineup Monday due to general soreness.

Buxton banged into a wall on Friday and is still dealing with some aches and pains. Danny Santana will start in center field and bat ninth Monday afternoon against Athletics right-hander Kendall Graveman.
Jul 4 - 11:33 AM

Byron Buxton is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a day off. Danny Santana is in center field.
Jun 19 - 11:07 AM

Byron Buxton finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Rays.

He also stole a base. Buxton is now 7-for-19 (.368) with two extra-base hits and one steal in five games since being recalled from Triple-A. He was raking in the minors and is finally starting to translate some of that potential into success at the major league level. The ultra-talented 22-year-old center fielder suddenly looks like a must-own for those in standard fantasy leagues.
Jun 4 - 8:54 PM

Byron Buxton went 2-for-4 with a triple Friday against the Rays.

Buxton has hit in all four games since his callup, going 5-for-15. He's not ready to excel offensively in the majors, but he has enough pop and steal ability that he might have a little value in mixed leagues the rest of the way.
Jun 4 - 12:07 AM

Twins recalled OF Byron Buxton from Triple-A Rochester.

Buxton will return to the majors after Danny Santana hit the disabled list with a hamstring injury. The 22-year-old hasn't hit so far in the majors, but he batted .336/.403/.603 with six homers, four steals, and a 26/11 K/BB ratio over 129 plate appearances after his demotion to Triple-A last month. He's no sure thing to succeed this time around, but it's not like the other internal options are all that exciting. The last-place Twins should just let him play.
May 31 - 10:41 AM

The Twins will recall Byron Buxton from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

He'll take the roster spot of Danny Santana, who left Monday's game with a hamstring strain. Buxton owns a .195/.239/.316 batting line over 187 plate appearances in the majors, but the tools are obvious and it's easy to forget that he's just 22 years old. For what it's worth, he came into Monday's action hitting .333/.402/.605 with six homers and four steals over 28 games since his demotion to Triple-A. That includes 11 walks and 25 strikeouts. It hasn't clicked for him so far in the majors, but he's still very exciting for the long-term.
May 30 - 7:05 PM

Byron Buxton was pulled from Monday's game with Triple-A Rochester.

Danny Santana exited Monday's game with a left hamstring strain, so it appears that the Twins are preparing to place him on the disabled list and bring Buxton back from Triple-A. The 22-year-old was demoted in late April after batting just .156/.208/.289 in 49 plate appearances, but he came into Monday's action hitting .333/.402/.605 with six homers and four steals over 28 games in Triple-A. He'll be worth consideration in most mixed leagues assuming he gets the call.
May 30 - 6:52 PM

Byron Buxton homered as part of a three-hit night on Wednesday at Triple-A Rochester.

Buxton has 17 hits over his last 10 games at the Triple-A level and is now batting .333/.394/.576 with five home runs and four stolen bases in 24 games since his late-April demotion. The dynamic center field prospect should be back in the majors within the next couple of weeks and seems poised for much better results in what will be his third cup of coffee. Buxton opened the 2016 season with a brutal .156/.208/.289 batting line in 49 plate appearances for Minnesota.
May 26 - 8:56 AM

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SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
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LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
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DH1Miguel Sano
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4Tyler Duffey
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