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Byron Buxton | Outfielder | #25

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 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 1-for-2 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored as the Twins defeated the Tigers on Tuesday.
Buxton also dropped down a successful sacrifice bunt in the ballgame. He delivered a run-scoring single and came around to score during the Twins' three-run uprising in the seventh inning. The promising 24-year-old outfielder is hitting an extremely disappointing .167/.200/.208 with no homers, four RBI and five stolen bases in his first 76 plate appearances. May 23 - 12:03 AM

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Byron Buxton is not in the Twins' lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.

Buxton is hitting just .156/.194/.203 after an 0-for-4 night Friday, so he's getting a blow Saturday. Jake Cave is starting in center field for the Twins in his stead.
May 19 - 4:17 PM

Byron Buxton finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the Twins' loss to the Mariners on Monday.

Buxton is 1-for-3 since returning from the disabled list last Thursday and he's batting just .167/.211/.222 in 57 total plate appearances this season. It's been a frustrating six-plus weeks for fantasy owners who got caught up in the hype following his strong finish to the 2017 campaign. The 24-year-old is too talented to continue struggling like this.
May 15 - 12:04 AM

Byron Buxton is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

Joe Mauer isn't playing, either, after the Twins' 12-inning game Saturday. Robbie Grossman and Mitch Garver are getting starts.
May 13 - 2:00 PM

Byron Buxton went 1-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in an extra-innings victory over the Angels on Saturday.

Buxton's double is the first hit since he was activated from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday. The 24-year-old has struggled to start the season -- again -- with a .176 average and .458 OPS, but he's been limited to just 14 games. There are some hitters who are just going to take their lumps early on before getting hot to finish the year. Buxton appears to be one of those hitters.
May 13 - 1:50 AM

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

Buxton is back after missing about three weeks with a fractured toe. The 24-year-old will man center field and bat ninth in Thursday's series opener in Anaheim. The former top prospect has struggled offensively this year (.195 AVG in 41 at-bats), though he's been productive on the base paths with four steals on four attempts. Ryan LaMarre was optioned to Triple-A in the corresponding move.
May 10 - 5:38 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Tuesday that there is "momentum" toward activating Byron Buxton (toe) without a minor league rehab assignment.

Buxton, who is coming back from a hairline fracture of his left big toe, ran the bases on Tuesday without incident. Assuming the Twins skip a rehab assignment, Buxton could be activated for the team's four-game series in Anaheim later this week. The dynamic outfielder told Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press that the fracture in his toe can heal in six weeks, so he'd be returning at under 100 percent. Still, the thought is that he should be able to play through it.
May 8 - 12:30 PM

Byron Buxton (toe) is expected to fly with the Twins to Anaheim for their series against the Angels later this week.

Buxton went through running drills Monday and will go through more Tuesday. Assuming he comes out of that with no setbacks, it appears he will be activated Thursday without going on a rehab assignment. He's missed the last two weeks of action with a hairline fracture of his left big toe.
May 7 - 5:36 PM

Byron Buxton (toe) ran seven straight-ahead sprints and a few backpedals and cuts on Monday.

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press said that Buxton was smiling after the drills, so it seems fair to assume he felt good. Whether that means his activation is imminent remains to be seen, but he appears to be getting close. Buxton has been sidelined for the last two weeks since suffering a hairline fracture of his left big toe.
May 7 - 4:19 PM

Byron Buxton (toe) hit in the batting cage Sunday but didn't do any running for the second straight day.

A decision on whether he'll require a rehab assignment before being activated hasn't been made yet. Buxton doesn't think he needs one, but he still had issues cutting to his left when he last ran on Friday. He's been out for the last two weeks since suffering a hairline fracture of his left big toe.
May 6 - 12:33 PM

Byron Buxton (toe) took batting practice again Saturday.

He didn't run, like he did Friday when he also took BP, but he told reporters he doesn't feel as though he'll need a rehab assignment, possibly opening him up to activation as early as Sunday. Even if that isn't the case, it sounds as though he's close to a return.
May 5 - 6:23 PM

Byron Buxton (toe) took batting practice and ran in the outfield on Friday but is still having issues when cutting to his left.

Buxton being able to do some running for the first time since suffering a hairline fracture of his left big toe nearly two weeks ago is obviously a good sign, but clearly he's not 100 percent yet. It's unclear what the next step for Buxton is, but his return isn't imminent.
May 4 - 5:41 PM

Byron Buxton (toe) hit in a batting cage Thursday and is slated to do some running Friday.

Buxton wasn't feeling well enough to run on Tuesday as hoped, but he's made progress the last few days. He's with the Twins on their road trip and the club has not ruled out activating him without sending him back out on a rehab assignment first. "You can tell a little bit by his energy and his smile that he’s probably feeling a little bit better," manager Paul Molitor said. "I don’t really have a [return] date in mind. We’ll end up having to decide about what’s the right thing to do in getting him some at-bats, or just go ahead and plugging him back in."
May 4 - 11:58 AM

Byron Buxton (toe) was unable to run Tuesday.

Buxton is still limited to light hitting drills as he works his way back from a hairline fracture in his left big toe. He originally landed on the disabled list April 18, retroactive to April 15, because of migraines. There is no timetable for his return to the Twins' active roster.
May 1 - 6:28 PM

Byron Buxton hasn't done any running to test out his injured left big toe yet.

Buxton had been slated for some light running on Sunday, but that apparently didn't happen. He did stand in the batter's box to track pitches Monday, but that's it. The Twins expect to have a timetable for Buxton later this week.
Apr 30 - 5:16 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Mitch Garver
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Eduardo Escobar
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Jake Cave
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Logan Morrison
2Robbie Grossman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Lance Lynn
4Jake Odorizzi
5Kyle Gibson
6Fernando Romero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor Hildenberger
5Ryan Pressly
6Zach Duke
7Matt Magill
8Trevor May