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Byron Buxton | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 189
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Twins general manager Terry Ryan said top prospect Byron Buxton could make his major league debut this season.
"I don't see him breaking camp with us but I do see maybe surfacing in the major leagues in 2015," Ryan told Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Buxton played just 31 games in 2014 due to injury, so he'll likely begin the season at Double-A. He's still just 21 years old, though, and has as high an upside as anyone in the minors. When he does surface in the majors, he'll be a must-own for fantasy purposes. Jan 24 - 5:35 PM

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Byron Buxton said Friday that he was cleared for baseball activities two weeks ago and is hoping he's finally put the injuries behind him.

He's expected to enter spring training fully healthy and ready to go. 2014 was a bit of a lost season for the game's top prospect, as the 21-year-old was limited to only 31 games. He's expected to begin the season at Double-A New Britain.
Jan 23 - 7:29 PM

The Twins have invited top outfield prospect Byron Buxton to major league spring training.

The Twins announced Friday that they have invited 18 minor leagues to spring training as non-roster invitees, with Buxton and Jose Berrios headlining the crop. The 21-year-old outfielder was limited to only 31 games in 2014 due to a variety of ailments and then fractured a finger during play in the Arizona Fall League. He's expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for the start of spring training.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 08:03:00 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton underwent surgery Friday to repair a fractured left middle finger.

Buxton was originally diagnosed with a dislocation as a result of a dive in the Arizona Fall League, but a hand specialist discovered the fracture. The good news is that he'll be recovered well before spring training. Buxton was limited to just 31 games this season due to a variety of ailments.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 03:03:00 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton also has a small fracture in addition to a dislocation of his left middle finger.

It shouldn't really affect his rehab schedule much, though that will be ironed out after he sees a specialist. Buxton's Arizona Fall League season is over, but he should be 100 percent well before spring training. The top prospect is expected to open the 2015 season back at Double-A New Britain.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 09:38:00 PM

Twins prospect outfielder Byron Buxton was diagnosed with a dislocated finger.

Buxton suffered the injury while playing in the Arizona Fall League on Monday. AFL PR director Paul Jensen originally said that the finger was not dislocated, but apparently additional tests have indicated otherwise. He's slated to see a specialist about a timetable, but his AFL season is almost certainly over. It's yet another bad break on the health front for the talented outfielder.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 01:49:00 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is set to undergo X-rays after exiting Monday's Arizona Fall League game with a jammed right middle finger.

LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported earlier that Buxton dislocated the finger, but AFL PR director Paul Jensen says that's not the case. The ailment was suffered when the top prospect dove for a ball in the outfield. It's certainly been a frustrating, injury-filled year for Buxton, and his AFL season is almost surely over even if the X-rays come back clean.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 08:07:00 PM

LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton left Monday's Arizona Fall League game with a dislocated finger.

The injury occurred when Buxton dove for a ball in the outfield. All things considered, it could have been much worse, as original speculation had him suffering another wrist injury. Buxton's AFL season is over, but the finger injury shouldn't really affect his offseason routine.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 06:50:00 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton left Monday's Arizona Fall League game with an apparent wrist injury.

Buxton appeared to injure the wrist while diving for a ball. It's not clear at this point if the injury is serious, but it's worrisome given his past wrist issues. Buxton was limited to just 31 games this season due to a variety of ailments.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 06:16:00 PM

Twins top prospect Byron Buxton tallied three hits in Arizona Fall League play on Friday as Salt River dispatched of Glendale 8-1.

Buxton finished the afternoon 3-for-5 with a double, pair of runs scored and two RBI. He also showed off his wheels, swiping a pair of bases. Through 12 games in the Fall showcase, he's slashing .264/.316/.302 with six RBI, four stolen bases and an 11/4 K/BB ratio. The 20-year-old is expected to open the 2015 season at Double-A New Britain.
Source: MILB.com
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 01:09:00 PM

Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is no longer displaying concussion-related symptoms.

Great news. Buxton will play in the Instructional League before heading to the Arizona Fall League to make up for lost time after an injury-plagued season. The top prospect figures to return to Double-A New Britain to begin the 2015 campaign.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 08:15:00 PM

Byron Buxton (concussion) is on an Arizona Fall League roster.

Buxton was shut down for the remainder of the minor league season after suffering a concussion in a nasty outfield collision August 13 at Double-A New Britain, but he's been making steady progress and should be a fun player to monitor in the prospect-packed AFL.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 04:06:00 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Monday that outfield prospect Byron Buxton (concussion) will not return this season.

Buxton suffered a concussion when he collided with Double-A New Britain outfielder Mike Kvasnicka last week and is still experiencing headaches as well as a stiff neck. The Twins are hopeful that he'll be ready for the Instructional League and Arizona Fall League, but his season is over. It's a rough ending to what has been an injury-plagued year for arguably the top prospect in baseball, as Buxton hit just .234/.307/.395 across 31 games between High- and Double-A.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 07:54:00 PM

Byron Buxton will head to High-A Fort Myers on Sunday as he continues to recover from his concussion.

The Twins prefer him at Fort Myers where they can easily monitor his progress. The Twins still expect him to return before the conclusion of the minor league season, but that will be entirely dependent on when he can pass his concussion tests.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 07:56:00 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Thursday that outfield prospect Byron Buxton (concussion) could return before the end of the season.

Buxton was knocked unconscious for 10 minutes and suffered a concussion as a result of a collision with fellow Double-A outfielder Mike Kvasnicka on Wednesday. He'll obviously have to pass concussion tests before being cleared to return, but Ryan isn't ruling Buxton out for the year even though the minor league season is coming to a close soon. "He’s got to go through the concussion tests, just like the major leaguers do," Ryan said. "Once a kid shows any concussion symptoms he has to go through the protocols. You have to send the results to MLB doctors."
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 09:47:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Eric Farris
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jose Martinez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
3Miguel Sano
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Jordan Schafer
3Chris Herrmann
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Eddie Rosario
RF1Torii Hunter
2Shane Robinson
3Wilkin Ramirez
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Trevor May
7Mike Pelfrey
8Alex Meyer
9Jason Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Caleb Thielbar
5Ryan Pressly
6Aaron Thompson
7A.J. Achter
8Logan Darnell
9Michael Tonkin
10Lester Oliveros
11J.R. Graham
12Blaine Boyer
13Tim Stauffer
14Brayan Villarreal