Sano was sidelined in 2014 after having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last March. Buxton endured a frustrating injury-riddled 2014 campaign. He has been recovering from a broken index finger and was recently cleared to resume baseball activities.
"We've got to knock off some of the rust that's built up on him, because he hasn't played all that much," Ryan said. "I don't anticipate anything that went on with him last year really affecting him in a negative way. He just didn't get enough at-bats or enough playing time to say it was a developmental year. We lost basically a year with him, and that's not what you like."
Buxton, who is heading into his second season in Minnesota, suffered a broken index finger, which required surgery in October. He is expected to be ready for spring training.
Buxton underwent surgery to repair a broken finger at the end of October. He injured himself trying to make a diving catch while playing in the Arizona Fall League. Buxton is expected to be ready for spring training.
Buxton fractured his middle finger on his right hand Monday. The issue was initially diagnosed as a dislocation, but a later evaluation revealed a fracture. The injury wasn't as bad as initially feared, and Buxton is expected to be ready for spring training.
Buxton is set to see a specialist Tuesday to figure out a timetable for his recovery. He suffered the injury Monday trying to make a diving catch in the outfield.
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