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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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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. May 26 - 8:56 AM
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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

Byron Buxton (hand) took live batting practice without any issue on Saturday.

It sounds as though he was held out of Saturday's lineup as more of a precautionary measure and that he could return to action on Sunday. Buxton has really struggled at the dish in the early going, slashing .167/.200/.250 with one RBI and a 13/0 K/BB ratio in 26 plate appearances.
Apr 16 - 1:54 PM

Byron Buxton (hand) remains out of the Twins starting lineup on Friday.

Buxton felt well enough to enter Friday's game as a defensive replacement, but his hand is still bothering him when swinging the bat. Oswaldo Arcia is starting in left field and batting sixth for the Twins on Saturday.
Apr 16 - 11:23 AM

Byron Buxton (hand) saw action in Friday's victory over the Angels, appearing as a defensive replacement late in the game.

The fact that he's being used in any capacity proves that his injury isn't that serious and won't require a trip to the disabled list. He's still sore when swinging the bat, so he may remain out of the lineup for another day or two, but it doesn't look like there will be any type of extended absence.
Apr 16 - 8:12 AM

Byron Buxton said Friday that his left hand still "stings" when he swings a bat.

He's hoping to be available for pinch-running or defense Friday, although that's not a given. It's bad timing for Buxton to be banged up, as he could be fighting for his roster spot after the signing of David Murphy.
Apr 15 - 5:38 PM

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

Buxton exited Thursday's game after being hit on the left hand by a pith, although X-rays were negative. It's unclear whether he's still sore or if the Twins are just shaking things up with Eddie Rosario in center field and Oswaldo Arcia in left. It's possible Buxton could be send down when David Murphy comes up. The Twins also are giving Brian Dozier a day off Friday, as Eduardo Nunez is at second base.

X-rays were negative on Byron Buxton's left hand.

Buxton got hit in the hand by a Mat Latos pitch on Thursday afternoon. He stole second base (for his third career major league steal) before exiting the game. Consider the young outfielder day-to-day.
Apr 14 - 2:20 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Robbie Grossman
CF1Danny Santana
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Fernando Abad
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Brandon Kintzler
8Pat Dean
9Taylor Rogers
10Buddy Boshers