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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
Contract: view contract details

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Twins optioned OF Byron Buxton to Triple-A Rochester.
The 22-year-old phenom just hasn't been able to figure out big league pitching yet, slashing .193/.247/.315 with one homer, 16 RBI, nine steals and an 80/13 K/BB ratio in 218 plate appearances. He'll see consistent at-bats at Triple-A for awhile and should return in September. Aug 7 - 5:08 PM

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Byron Buxton (knee) is back in the Twins' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Indians.

He is starting in center field and batting ninth versus Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger. Buxton missed a handful of games with a minor right knee injury. He's batting .199/.254/.325 with one home run and nine stolen bases in 61 games this season for Minnesota.
Aug 4 - 10:34 AM

Byron Buxton (knee) remains sidelined Wednesday.

Buxton hasn't appeared in a game since tweaking his right knee while stealing second base Sunday versus the White Sox. Eddie Rosario is starting in center field on Wednesday night against the Indians.
Aug 3 - 3:46 PM

Byron Buxton will undergo an MRI on his injured right knee on Monday.

The dynamic young outfielder tweaked something while stealing second base standing up during Sunday's victory over the White Sox. The Twins should have clarification on his status after that exam.
Jul 31 - 5:23 PM

Byron Buxton was lifted from Sunday's game versus the White Sox with right knee soreness.

Buxton tweaked something in his knee while running the bases. The Twins didn't provide many details about the injury but should have more after the game.
Jul 31 - 3:27 PM

Byron Buxton departed Sunday's game against the White Sox with an apparent leg injury.

Buxton tweaked something while running the bases. The Twins should have an update on his status before long.
Jul 31 - 2:53 PM

Byron Buxton is not in Thursday's lineup versus the Red Sox.

Coming off a three-strikeout game, Buxton will sit against knuckleballer Steven Wright. Eddie Rosario is in center field.
Jul 21 - 4:23 PM

Byron Buxton (knee) returned to the Twins starting lineup on Friday, going 0-for-2 in a loss to the Indians.

Buxton also recorded an outfield assist in the contest, his second of the season. The talented young outfielder was forced to miss the final two games before the All-Star break with a knee contusion suffered when he crashed into the outfield wall. For the season, Buxton is hitting .209/.255/.359 with one homer, 12 RBI and six stolen bases in 167 plate appearances with the Twins.
Jul 16 - 9:21 AM

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

Buxton will miss the last two games prior to the All-Star break with a bone bruise in his right knee, but he should be ready to go for the start of the second half. Eddie Rosario is in center field Sunday.
Jul 10 - 1:43 PM

An MRI on Byron Buxton's injured right knee showed no structural damage.

The Twins are calling his injury a bone bruise. Buxton hit in the cage on Saturday and hopes to be available off the bench. He could be back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against Texas. Danny Santana will draw the start at center field and bat ninth Saturday against Rangers right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Jul 9 - 6:50 PM

Byron Buxton was diagnosed with a right knee contusion after slamming into the outfield wall during Friday's game against the Rangers.

Buxton had to be carted off the field in a scary moment early in the game, but thankfully he was able to avoid any serious injury. He's considered day-to-day and should return to action before the end of the weekend.
Jul 8 - 9:25 PM

Byron Buxton was removed from Friday's game against the Rangers after colliding with the outfield wall.

Buxton slammed his right knee into the wall while attempting to run down Rougned Odor's triple, and had to be carted off of the field. He's currently undergoing further medical evaluation and the Twins should have an update on his status shortly.
Jul 8 - 9:19 PM

Byron Buxton went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored on Tuesday versus the A's.

Both of his hits were doubles. Buxton was held out of the Twins' starting lineup Monday against the A's with what manager Paul Molitor termed "general soreness." The speedy center fielder is obviously feeling fine now.
Jul 6 - 8:05 AM

Byron Buxton is out of the Twins' starting lineup Monday due to general soreness.

Buxton banged into a wall on Friday and is still dealing with some aches and pains. Danny Santana will start in center field and bat ninth Monday afternoon against Athletics right-hander Kendall Graveman.
Jul 4 - 11:33 AM

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

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Eddie Rosario
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Hector Santiago
4Pat Dean
5Andrew Albers
6Phil Hughes
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Trevor May
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Tommy Milone
8JT Chargois
9Glen Perkins
10Ryan O'Rourke
11Pat Light
12Alex Wimmers