Byron Buxton

#25 OF / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 189 lb Age: 22 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Twins' Byron Buxton: Could begin season in minors

      Butxon could begin the 2016 season in the minors, manager Paul Molitor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "There will be a question about whether Triple-A at-bats are needed for him to start the season or will he make an impression that will be so favorable that we will lean to go with him right out of the chute," Molitor said in remarks to the media at the MLB winter meetings. It seems unlikely that Buxton would begin the season in the minors given that the Twins traded away Aaron Hicks this winter, but he did struggle in his first exposure to the majors last season. Buxton hit just .209 with a .576 OPS in the majors and looked overmatched as he was often lost and free swinging at the plate. He had an ugly 6:44 K:BB ratio in stark contrast to his minor league career where he showed impressive control of the strike zone. Eddie Rosario could begin the season in center field, but the odds are still high that Buxton wins the job in spring training as the organization's top prospect.

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      Twins' Aaron Hicks takes a seat for night cap of Saturday twin bill

      Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Angels, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The 25-year-old has been atop the order for each of the Twins' last 15 games (including Game 1), but will head to the bench following an 0-for-5 showing in Saturday's matinee. Byron Buxton will take over in center while Brian Dozier leads off against right-hander Garrett Richards.

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      Slumping Twins' Byron Buxton sits for third straight game

      Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is not in the lineup Friday against the Angels. Whereas some other top prospects like Carlos Correa and Corey Seager have hit the ground running following their promotions to the majors, Buxton has been slow to get up to speed at the highest level. Since his return to Minnesota in mid-August, Buxton has gone just 16-for-78 (.205 average) with five doubles, three walks and 24 strikeouts. His absence Friday marks his third straight.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Twins OF Byron Buxton not in Friday lineup against Houston

      Struggling Byron Buxton is the odd man out of the Twins lineup Friday in Houston after the activation of Aaron Hicks off the disabled list. Buxton has just one hit in his last 23 at-bats and has fanned 11 times during that stretch. His average has fallen to .189. It remans to be seen if his absence from the Minnesota lineup is permanent as the team seeks to remain in the playoff race.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Twins recall OF Byron Buxton from Triple-A

      The Twins have recalled outfielder Byron Buxton from Triple-A. Buxton was up earlier this year wtih the Twins, going 7 for 39 with a double and a triple in the first 11 games of his career. But he went down with a thumb injury at the end of June, and was sent to Triple-A following the end of his rehab assignment. His return was necessitated by fellow outfielder Aaron Hicks landing on the DL on Wednesday.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Twins OF Byron Buxton activated from DL, optioned to Triple-A

      Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (thumb) was activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Monday, according to Buxton has been out with a thumb injury since the middle of June. He flashed some of his high up-side in his first stint in the Major Leagues. In 11 games since his first call-up, Buxton hit just .189 (7 for 37), but he had a double and a triple and showed some strong defense in center field. He'll head back to the minors to get some more seasoning, as he'll look to get some regular at-bats before possibly returning to the Twins later on this season.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Twins' Byron Buxton goes 3 for 5 in first rehab game Friday

      Serving as the designated hitter on Friday, Twins outfielder Byron Buxton began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester. The rookie went 3 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored. Buxton has been out with a thumb injury since the middle of June. There is no timetable for Buxton's return to the lineup.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Twins rookie OF Byron Buxton to join Rochester in rehab Friday

      The premier prospect in the sport could be returning to the Twins soon. Outfielder Byron Buxton, who has been out since spraining his left thumb on a head-first slide in late June, is tentatively scheduled to join Triple-A Rochester on Friday. He will remain with the team for at least a road series against Buffalo before rejoining Minnesota. "He's doing well," Paul Molitor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I don't want to say he's 100 percent, but he's doing everything." The Twins are hoping he hits better upon his return to the Twins. Buxton batted just .189 in his first stint with the team, but did manage five hits in his last four games before going down.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Twins CF Byron Buxton (thumb) takes batting practice

      Twins center fielder Byron Buxton is progressing from the thumb injury that landed him on the 15-day disabled list, as he has begun to take batting practice, according to the Star Tribune. Buxton will continue to take batting practice this week and then progress to participating in on-field pregame drills. If he has no set backs, Buxton could begin a rehab assignment as early as next week.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Twins being patient with Byron Buxton

      As Twins center fielder Byron Buxton continues to make his way back from a thumb injury, the team is not taking any chances on rushing his recovery, reports the StarTribune. "When you [get ready to come back], you're going to do it conservatively," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "It's a process. We talked about [being out] 4-6 weeks, and it looks like it's going to be all that before he gets a chance to play." Buxton has been out since June 23 with a left thumb injury and has been cleared to begin baseball activities.

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