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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
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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

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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.
Source: MiLB.com
May 26 - 8:56 AM

Byron Buxton (back) went 2-for-5 with a walk and two steals in his return to the Triple-A Rochester lineup on Saturday.

Buxton was held out for a full week with what the Twins were calling back spasms. It seems like it was probably a little more serious than that, but the injury is in the past now. Buxton is batting .315/.370/.500 in 100 plate appearances with Rochester after opening the season with a .156/.208/.289 batting line in 49 plate appearances with the Twins. The top outfield prospect will return to Minnesota soon enough.
May 23 - 9:32 AM

Twins GM Terry Ryan expects Byron Buxton (back) to return to Triple-A Rochester's lineup on Friday.

He hasn't played since exiting Saturday's game with back spasms. Buxton looked overmatched in the big leagues earlier this year but he's excelled in Triple-A, hitting .301 with a .494 slugging percentage. It won't be long until he gets another shot with the big club.
May 19 - 8:27 PM

Byron Buxton left Saturday's game for Triple-A Rochester with back spasms.

Temperatures dipped into the low 40s Saturday night in Rochester so it sounds like Buxton's removal was mostly precautionary. Buxton opened the year as the Twins' starting center fielder but he was sent down to the minors following a prolonged slump. Buxton has been a rockstar in Triple-A this season, hitting .313 with a .513 slugging percentage. The top prospect should get another shot in Minnesota later this year.
May 14 - 11:12 PM

Twins optioned OF Byron Buxton to Triple-A Rochester.

Buxton was hitting even worse this year than he did last year. Maybe a few weeks of games against a lower level of pitching expertise will help awaken the bat. As it stands, the 22-year-old former No. 1 overall prospect is a .195/.239/.316 hitter in 187 major league plate appearances.
Apr 25 - 3:21 PM

Byron Buxton is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Nationals.

It looks like it's just a day of rest for Buxton who has really struggled at the plate early in the season. Max Kepler will start in his place in center field and bat seventh against Tanner Roark and the Nats on Saturday in Washington.
Apr 23 - 11:01 AM

Byron Buxton (hand) has returned to the Twins' starting lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers.

While Buxton had two at-bats, stole a base, and scored two runs on Sunday, he hasn't been in the starting lineup since he was hit in the hand by a pitch on Thursday. The 22-year-old is batting just .154 (4-for-26) with 13 strikeouts so far this season, which has led to some speculation about a demotion. He's batting ninth Monday.
Apr 18 - 4:55 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Sunday that Byron Buxton (hand) is "100 percent."

The outfielder is over his hand injury, but he's out of the lineup again on Sunday with manager Paul Molitor playing Eddie Rosario in center field and Oswaldo Arcia in left. Buxton is batting just .167/.200/.250 with a 13/0 K/BB ratio and is in danger of being optioned when David Murphy is called up.
Apr 17 - 1:49 PM

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

Buxton's bruised left hand is feeling better, but he'll miss a third straight start. The Twins have Eddie Rosario in center field and Oswaldo Arcia in left again.
Apr 17 - 11:16 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
3Darin Mastroianni
RF1Miguel Sano
2Max Kepler
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Tyler Duffey
6Pat Dean
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Kevin Jepsen
5Trevor May
6Ryan Pressly
7Michael Tonkin
8Buddy Boshers
9Taylor Rogers
10Zack Jones
11Neil Ramirez