Buxton, who has been out since early August following a scary collision in the outfield, is not expected to return during the minor-league season. The Arizona Fall League begins Aug. 7.
General manager Terry Ryan said he doesn't expect Buxton to return before the minor-league season ends. The club is hopeful Buxton will be ready for the Arizona Fall League. Buxton has been out since August 13 due to a concussion.
Buxton collided while attempting to make a play in the outfield. He was put on a stretcher and carted off the field in an ambulance after a 30 minute delay. Buxton was unconscious for about 10 minutes before waking up in the ambulance. He was diagnosed with a concussion, but did not break any bones. It's unclear how long Buxton will be held out of action given the severity of the collision.
Buxton collided with outfielder Mike Kvasicka. Both players remained on the ground for quite some time. The game was halted about 30 minutes following the collision. Buxton was carted off the field in an ambulance. Kvasicka was able was able to walk away from the collision. Buxton will be evaluated at the hospital.
However, manager Ron Gardenhire is still holding out some hope the highly regarded prospect will be in the majors this season.
"My guess is he probably doesn't make it up here this year, but I can hope, you can hope," he told MLB Network Radio Wednesday.
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