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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 was named the Platinum Glove Award winner in the American League.
The award goes to the best overall defender among the Gold Glove winners. Buxton takes home the honor in his first full major league season. The 23-year-old former top overall prospect's fantastic defense in center field will ensure he remains an everyday player while he develops as a hitter. He had a .253 batting average with 16 home runs, 51 RBI and 29 stolen bases (in 30 attempts) this year. His all-out style of defense has led to multiple injuries throughout his young career. Nov 10 - 11:05 PM

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Tests revealed "no fractures" to Byron Buxton's ribs after exiting last week's Wild Card Game.

The report from the team contradicts an earlier report that he cracked a rib after running into the outfield wall in the loss to the Yankees. With no fracture, Buxton should be able to have a normal offseason ahead of entering next spring with a starting spot in the Twins' outfield. Great news for all involved.
Oct 7 - 5:47 PM

Byron Buxton attempted to play through a cracked rib as the Twins fell to the Yankees in Tuesday's Wild Card Game.

Buxton sustained the injury when he crashed into the outfield wall making a spectacular catch to rob Todd Frazier of extra bases. The Twins initially announced that he was removed from the game due to an upper back injury, but further testing confirmed the rib injury. With a full off-season to heal, he should be fully healthy and ready to go for the start of spring training.
Oct 7 - 9:03 AM

Byron Buxton is expected to undergo tests for his upper back injury.

Buxton was pulled from Tuesday night's AL Wild Card Game loss to the Yankees a few innings after banging his back against the center field wall on a leaping catch in the bottom of the second. "It’s still pretty hard for me to breathe right now," he told reporters after the season-ending defeat. "Probably going to follow up with some tests and see what’s going on. It was very tough not being able to go out there and compete every pitch in such a big game." The hope, obviously, is that Buxton will be able to enjoy a normal offseason regimen. The 23-year-old carries full-on-breakout potential into 2018 after putting up 16 home runs and 29 stolen bases in 140 games this summer.
Oct 4 - 8:58 AM

Byron Buxton left Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game due to upper back tightness.

Buxton went back-first into the center field wall at Yankee Stadium after making an acrobatic leaping catch on a long Todd Frazier fly ball in the bottom of the second inning and then came down hard on the warning track. Buxton hit for himself in the top of the third and stole second base after reaching on a fielder's choice, but replays showed him grimacing on the basepaths. Zack Granite took over for the ultra-talented 23-year-old to open the bottom of the fourth.
Oct 3 - 10:28 PM

Byron Buxton was removed from Tuesday night's AL Wild Card Game due to an apparent injury.

Buxton banged hard against the center field wall while tracking down a long fly ball off the bat of Todd Frazier in the bottom of the second inning. He hit in the top of the third and reached on a fielder's choice, but Zack Granite took over in center field to begin the bottom of the fourth. Given the stakes of this loser-goes-home Wild Card tilt, it must be something pretty serious.
Oct 3 - 10:07 PM

Byron Buxton, Brian Dozier, Joe Mauer, Eddie Rosario, and Eduardo Escobar are all out of the Twins' starting lineup Thursday versus the Indians.

It's a hangover squad for the Twins after they officially clinched the second American League Wild Card spot on Wednesday night. Zack Granite is in center field and batting leadoff with Ehire Adrianza playing second base and hitting second. Kennys Vargas will start at first base and bat cleanup.
Sep 28 - 10:48 AM

Byron Buxton went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI as the Twins defeated the Tigers on Friday.

Buxton put the Twins ahead with a two-run double in the fourth inning, a lead they wouldn't relinquish. He also scored a pair of runs in the contest. With the three-hit night, Buxton is now hitting .256/.319/.426 with 16 homers, 50 RBI and 27 stolen bases.
Sep 22 - 10:06 PM

Byron Buxton swatted a walk-off solo homer in the 10th inning on Thursday, propelling the Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

The Twins carried a 2-1 lead into the ninth inning until Justin Smoak tied the score and forced extra innings. That's where Buxton delivered the first walk-off homer of his big league career, taking Luis Santos deep to left field to send the Minnesota faithful home happy. Buxton finished the night 2-for-4 plus a walk and is hitting .253/.315/.420 with 15 homers and 44 RBI on the year.
Sep 14 - 11:46 PM

Byron Buxton went 1-for-3 with a triple and two strikeouts in a loss to the Royals on Sunday.

It was the sixth triple of the year for the speedy Buxton. The strikeouts are a problem, but the improvement Buxton has made in the second-half of this year is sensational. After a wretched start he's now up to a respectable .250/.313/.412. You should expect a much better line next year, and he'll do it while playing ridiculous defense in center.
Sep 10 - 6:16 PM

Byron Buxton went 2-for-3 and cracked a solo home run in a loss to the Royals on Saturday.

He went yard off starter Jake Junis to give his club the lead in the sixth inning but it wouldn't last. The former elite prospect has finally gotten everything to click and is seemingly on track to becoming one of the best fantasy outfielders in the league. His early struggles have depressed his stat line but everything has been improving rapidly for the last couple months. He has a .249 batting average with 14 home runs, 43 RBI, 59 runs and 25 stolen bases. He's been caught stealing only one time.
Sep 9 - 10:24 PM

Byron Buxton went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and three runs scored in a one-sided win over the Royals on Saturday.

Buxton's fourth triple of the year plated a run in the Twins' four-run first inning, and he tacked on with an RBI single and a run scored in a six-run second. Baseball fans waited seemingly forever for the 23-year-old to arrive, in a figurative sense, and now that the light has flipped on, it's blinding. After a month of August in which he hit .324/.354/.619, Buxton appears in for a strong close before lighting the world on fire in 2018.
Sep 3 - 12:18 AM

Byron Buxton (hand) returned to the Twins' starting lineup on Saturday.

He's back in the third spot in manager Paul Molitor's lineup against the Royals. Buxton has been sidelined since sustaining his hand injury on a swing during Wednesday's game.
Sep 2 - 3:56 PM

Byron Buxton (hand) is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

Buxton avoided a major injury with his left hand, but he's not ready to play yet. Zack Granite is in center field.
Sep 1 - 5:38 PM

An MRI taken Thursday on Byron Buxton's left hand showed no fractures.

There was some worry that Buxton might have suffered a broken left hamate bone on Wednesday night, but he only has a bone contusion and the 23-year-old will be available off the bench Thursday afternoon against the White Sox. It's great news for the Twins as they try to lock up an American League Wild Card spot. Buxton is batting .324 with a .973 OPS, eight home runs, and eight stolen bases in 29 games this month.
Aug 31 - 2:08 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Mitch Garver
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Jorge Polanco
2Eduardo Escobar
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Zack Granite
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Kyle Gibson
4Adalberto Mejia
5Aaron Slegers
6Stephen Gonsalves
7Zack Littell
8Trevor May
9Michael Pineda
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Hildenberger
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Ryan Pressly
5Alan Busenitz
6John Curtiss
7Buddy Boshers
8JT Chargois
9Gabriel Moya
10Tyler Kinley