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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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Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is no longer displaying concussion-related symptoms.
Great news. Buxton will play in the Instructional League before heading to the Arizona Fall League to make up for lost time after an injury-plagued season. The top prospect figures to return to Double-A New Britain to begin the 2015 campaign. Sep 4 - 8:15 PM

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Byron Buxton (concussion) is on an Arizona Fall League roster.

Buxton was shut down for the remainder of the minor league season after suffering a concussion in a nasty outfield collision August 13 at Double-A New Britain, but he's been making steady progress and should be a fun player to monitor in the prospect-packed AFL.
Aug 26 - 4:06 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Monday that outfield prospect Byron Buxton (concussion) will not return this season.

Buxton suffered a concussion when he collided with Double-A New Britain outfielder Mike Kvasnicka last week and is still experiencing headaches as well as a stiff neck. The Twins are hopeful that he'll be ready for the Instructional League and Arizona Fall League, but his season is over. It's a rough ending to what has been an injury-plagued year for arguably the top prospect in baseball, as Buxton hit just .234/.307/.395 across 31 games between High- and Double-A.
Aug 18 - 7:54 PM

Byron Buxton will head to High-A Fort Myers on Sunday as he continues to recover from his concussion.

The Twins prefer him at Fort Myers where they can easily monitor his progress. The Twins still expect him to return before the conclusion of the minor league season, but that will be entirely dependent on when he can pass his concussion tests.
Aug 15 - 7:56 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Thursday that outfield prospect Byron Buxton (concussion) could return before the end of the season.

Buxton was knocked unconscious for 10 minutes and suffered a concussion as a result of a collision with fellow Double-A outfielder Mike Kvasnicka on Wednesday. He'll obviously have to pass concussion tests before being cleared to return, but Ryan isn't ruling Buxton out for the year even though the minor league season is coming to a close soon. "He’s got to go through the concussion tests, just like the major leaguers do," Ryan said. "Once a kid shows any concussion symptoms he has to go through the protocols. You have to send the results to MLB doctors."
Aug 15 - 9:47 AM

A source tells Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan that Byron Buxton suffered a concussion but no broken bones after his collision in the outfield Wednesday.

According to Passan, a CT scan taken after the game came back negative. The Twins prospect is said to have been knocked unconscious for 10 minutes after the collision with Double-A New Britain outfielder Mike Kvasnicka. Concussions are nasty afflictions, but all in all it's a better outcome than it could have been. Buxton's 2014 may be over, though.
Aug 13 - 10:36 PM

Twins prospect Byron Buxton was carted off after a collision in the outfield during his game with Double-A New Britain on Wednesday.

The game was Buxton's first since being promoted. He was taken by stretcher to an ambulance, presumably to be taken to the hospital. The Twins should update his status shortly.
Aug 13 - 8:53 PM

The Twins have promoted outfield prospect Byron Buxton to Double-A New Britain.

Buxton has been limited to just 30 games this season due to injury and has hit only .240 with four homers at High-A Fort Myers when healthy. However, the Twins feel the top prospect is ready for a new challenge. Buxton was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect in baseball at midseason.
Aug 11 - 11:31 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton went 2-for-6 with two doubles on Saturday for High-A Fort Myers.

Buxton also struck out three times in his six plate appearances, and his 28.2 strikeout percentage is much higher than the 19.4 percent he had in 2013 while in High-A. Timing and pitch recognition often take time to return after a long layoff, and Buxton missed approximately three months due to a wrist injury. He is likely to return to the Arizona Fall League this year to pick up additional at bats, and should make his Double-A debut in 2015.
Jul 27 - 11:42 AM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is back in the lineup for High-A Fort Myers Thursday.

Buxton missed the previous five games after being hit on the right wrist (it was the left one that caused him to miss two months of action) with a pitch. The top prospect is batting .280/.357/.520 with three homers, six RBI and two steals over 13 games for Fort Myers this season.
Jul 24 - 6:23 PM

X-rays on Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton's right wrist came back negative.

Buxton was hit on the wrist by a pitch over the weekend. It was his left wrist that caused the top prospect to miss the first three months of the season. It's not clear when Buxton will return to High-A Fort Myers' lineup. He's batting .280/.357/.520 with three homers, six RBI and two steals over 13 games this season.
Jul 21 - 7:57 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton stayed hot on Friday for High-A Fort Myers, going 4-for-6 with a home run, two walks, and a hit by pitch.

Buxton has gone 9-for-15 with a triple and two home runs over his last three games, raising his season line to .280/.357/.520. Buxton hit .326/.415/.472 with Fort Myers in 2013, and could be in line for a promotion to Double-A New Britain in short order. Despite missing the first three months of the season, Buxton is still the top prospect in baseball. The injury has obfuscated his timeline, but he could be in the major leagues in early 2015.
Jul 19 - 10:23 AM

Twins prospect OF Byron Buxton went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Thursday for High-A Fort Myers.

The 20-year-old, who is widely viewed as baseball's No. 1 overall prospect, is still getting back into the swing of things after returning earlier this month from a lengthy DL stint, but the fact that he was able to jump the yard Thursday is a good sign that his wrist is feeling better. After going a combined 0-for-8 in his first three games back, Buxton has now hit safely in his last four contests, batting .438 with a home run, double and two RBI during that span. At his current pace, it may not be long before the toolsy outfielder receives a promotion to Double-A New Britain.
Jul 18 - 3:07 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton went 3-for-4 with a triple and a walk for High-A Fort Myers on Wednesday.

This was Buxton's first multi-hit game of the season, which is a great sign for the health of his wrist. As it was only his 11th game of 2014, Buxton is unlikely to reach the major leagues this year. He will presumably head to the Arizona Fall League to pick up extra at-bats. Buxton remains the top prospect in baseball and could see time with Double-A New Britain within the next few weeks.
Jul 17 - 8:40 AM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton (wrist) will return to the lineup at High-A Fort Myers Sunday.

Buxton has been out of action since early May, when he aggravated a left wrist injury. He has been limited to five games at High-A Fort Myers this season due to wrist issues but is obviously feeling well enough to give it a go again.
Jul 6 - 2:09 PM

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