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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 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

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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

Byron Buxton (finger) is in the Twins' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

Buxton was pulled from Monday's game against the Astros after cutting his right ring finger on teammate Eddie Rosario's cleats, but X-rays turned up negative and he is starting in center field on Tuesday. Buxton will bat eighth versus Houston right-hander Mike Fiers.
May 30 - 4:46 PM

X-rays on Byron Buxton's right finger came back negative.

Buxton suffered a cut on his finger when his hand hit Eddie Rosario's spikes during a dive in the outfield, but he avoided a serious injury. The young outfielder thinks he could be ready to play as soon as Tuesday.
May 29 - 7:11 PM

Byron Buxton was pulled from Monday's game against the Astros with a lacerated ring finger on his right hand.

Buxton suffered the injury on a dive in the outfield when his finger caught Eddie Rosario's spikes. It's likely a day-to-day situation, but the Twins could have more on his status after the game.
May 29 - 4:38 PM

Byron Buxton reached three times and swiped a base Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader against the Rockies.

Buxton singled and had two of the Twins' three walks in the 5-1 loss. He's batting .277/.377/.478 with two homers and three steals over his last 15 games.
May 18 - 4:16 PM

Byron Buxton hit his second homer Tuesday in a losing cause against the Rockies.

The homer was just the second given up by Kyle Freeland in eight starts this year. Buxton isn't going to take off and suddenly emerge as one of the AL's top hitters, but he is likely to do enough to be of use in mixed leagues the rest of the way.
May 16 - 11:35 PM

Byron Buxton continued to struggle in Friday's victory over the Indians, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Buxton has been dropped to the ninth spot in the order to take some of the pressure off of him, but he's still having a difficult time making consistent contact. He is now hitting just .174/.255/.261 with a 35/9 K/BB ratio in 102 plate appearances.
May 12 - 9:51 PM

Byron Buxton had a double, a couple singles and scored a run Tuesday in a win over the White Sox.

One of Buxton's singles plated a run. The extra-base pop still hasn't really been there for Buxton, but he's picked things up at the plate over his last 12 games with a .333 average. He's also drawn seven walks over that span. Baby steps.
May 10 - 12:20 AM

Byron Buxton (head) is back in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

Buxton had some headaches and overall body soreness following his collision with the outfield wall Thursday, which resulted in him missing a couple games. He's ready to go now, though. He's starting in center field and batting eighth Sunday.
May 7 - 11:35 AM

Byron Buxton (head) remains out of the Twins' starting lineup on Saturday.

Buxton watched Saturday's game from the dugout and is improving, but still a day or two away from a return to the lineup. Max Kepler is starting in center field while Robbie Grossman puts his subpar defensive skills on display in right field.
May 6 - 11:11 AM

Byron Buxton is having headaches and dealing with overall body soreness following his collision with the outfield wall Thursday.

He's not in the lineup Friday, but for the time being the Twins don't think he'll need to go on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Buxton actually collided with the wall a couple times Thursday, so it's not a surprise that he's banged up.
May 5 - 6:01 PM

Byron Buxton passed his initial concussion tests.

Buxton was removed from Thursday's game against the Athletics after a rough day in center field, but the Twins are calling that move precautionary. The young speedster finished 0-for-2 with a strikeout. He'll be reevaluated on Friday.
May 4 - 3:37 PM

Byron Buxton was pulled from Thursday's game against the A's after crashing into the outfield wall.

Buxton actually had multiple run-ins with the wall before his exit in the sixth inning. A serious injury would come with awful timing for the 23-year-old center fielder, who was just starting to get it going offensively. Eddie Rosario replaced him in center on Thursday.
May 4 - 3:13 PM

Byron Buxton launched his first homer of the season Tuesday against the A's.

It came off a guy who should (and will soon) be in Triple-A in Cesar Valdez, but it's a start. Buxton is 7-for-23 with a 6/7 K/BB ratio in his past eight games. He's probably not going to suddenly explode upon the league, but it seems like he has turned the corner.
May 3 - 12:37 AM

Depth Charts

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
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Kyle Gibson
6Adalberto Mejia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Craig Breslow
5Glen Perkins
6Matt Belisle
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Justin Haley
9Buddy Boshers
10Alan Busenitz
11Dillon Gee
12Trevor Hildenberger
13Trevor May