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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
59-52 7-3 W5
57-53 4-6 L3
56-56 5-5 L2
47-66 6-4 W2
43-70 2-8 L4

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .222 27 49 .850 3

Top Byron Buxton News

  • Twins' Byron Buxton: On bench Wednesday

    Buxton isn't starting Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Buxton will take a seat for the third time in the last five matchups after he went 3-for-9 with a homer, a double, three RBI, a walk and three strikeouts over his last three games. Nick Gordon is shifting to center field while Jake Cave starts in left.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Crushes two-run homer

    Buxton went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 10-3 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.

    Buxton singled in the sixth inning and took reliever Phil Bickford deep to left in the eighth for his fourth long ball of the second half. The performance improved his slash line to .222/.301/.549, though the bigger story is that the 28-year-old started again at DH despite a couple of recent off days. Minnesota is taking a cautious approach with its injury-prone star; Buxton (undisclosed) hasn't played the field since July 31 aside from one inning Sunday.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Takes seat Sunday

    Buxton is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Even though he received the day off in Friday's 6-5 win and served as a designated hitter in Saturday's 7-3 victory, Buxton will get another breather for the series finale. The Twins haven't indicated Buxton is still experiencing any lingering body soreness after he missed two straight games earlier in the week, so his absence from the lineup Sunday could simply be a precaution. Luis Arraez will serve as the Twins' DH on Sunday, while Gilberto Celestino gets a start in center field.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Resting Friday

    Buxton is not in Friday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

    It seems that Buxton hasn't been 100 percent healthy since early in the season, and the Twins' approach has been to give him strategic rest days to manage his persistent lower-body issues. He is slashing .197/.281/.478 with 17 home runs and two steals in his last 62 games. Mark Contreras is starting in center field and batting eighth.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Returns to lineup

    Buxton (undisclosed) is starting Wednesday against Detroit.

    Buxton was on the bench for the last two games due to some apparent soreness, but he'll serve as the designated hitter and lead off Wednesday. Over his last five matchups, the 28-year-old has gone 5-for-18 with three home runs, a double, five runs, three RBI and a stolen base.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Out again Tuesday

    Buxton (undisclosed) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

    The Twins were hoping to get Buxton back Tuesday, but he will open on the bench for a second straight day. Nick Gordon will get the nod in center field in Buxton's place.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Not 100 percent

    Buxton, according to manager Rocco Baldelli, "was not going to be able to play (Monday)" due to some apparent soreness, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Baldelli indicated that Buxton could have made things worse by taking the field Monday, so he was held out of the game altogether. Baldelli is hoping that will be the extent of the absence, but Buxton will likely enter Tuesday less than 100 percent.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Not in Monday's lineup

    Buxton isn't starting Monday against the Tigers.

    Buxton is resting after he went 5-for-18 with three homers, a double, five runs, three RBI and a stolen base over the last five games. Nick Gordon will take over in center field and bat seventh.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Logs homer, steal

    Buxton went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, an additional run and a stolen base in a 7-4 win against the Padres on Saturday.

    Buxton took San Diego starter Joe Musgrove 434 feet deep to left in the fourth inning, walked in the sixth and singled, stole second and scored in the eighth. The dynamic 28-year-old has started the second half strong with three long balls in four games, while the theft was his second of July but only his third of the campaign. Buxton is slashing .222/.297/.556 with 26 home runs, 55 runs, 46 RBI and three stolen bases in 288 at-bats.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Smacks 25th homer

    Buxton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 10-1 loss to the Padres.

    Buxton has homered twice in three games since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his knee last week. The outfielder is 3-for-12 in his last three games, and all three of those hits have gone for extra bases. He's batting .218 with an .835 OPS, 25 homers, 45 RBI, 53 runs scored, 12 doubles, three triples and two stolen bases in 76 contests, and he will likely get regular rest down the stretch to manage his workload.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Goes yard in return

    Buxton (knee) went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and an additional run in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Brewers.

    After getting an injection for his lingering right knee injury following his appearance in the All-Star Game last week, Buxton was cleared to make his second-half debut Tuesday. In addition to occupying his usual spot in center field, Buxton was in top form at the plate, adding two extra-base hits to his ledger. According to Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Buxton will serve as the Twins' designated hitter and No. 3 batter in Wednesday's series finale with Milwaukee, but the 28-year-old isn't believed to have suffered any sort of setback with the knee.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Returns to lineup Tuesday

    Buxton (knee) is batting leadoff and playing center field Tuesday versus the Brewers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    A PRP injection had sidelined the power-hitting center fielder since before the All-Star break. Buxton takes his .216/.293/.531 slash line and 23 home runs into a matchup with lefty Ethan Small.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Sidelined after PRP injection

    Buxton, who is not in Saturday's lineup against the Tigers, received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right knee the day after the All-Star Game and won't return until next week's series in Milwaukee at the earliest, Megan Ryan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The positive spin is that the PRP injection will help his knee heal, but he will nonetheless be unavailable in the short term for the rest of this weekend's series against the Tigers. The Twins have two off days next week, which could also help Buxton manage the issue. As has been the case for most of the season, the Twins are opting for giving Buxton strategic time off rather than be without him for an extended stretch via a trip to the injured list.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: On bench Saturday

    Buxton isn't starting Saturday against the Tigers, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.

    Buxton started the last 12 games and hit just .167 with two homers, a triple, a double, five runs, five RBI and a stolen base. He'll get a breather while Nick Gordon starts in center field and bats seventh.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Opens scoring with homer

    Buxton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Rangers.

    Buxton has gotten off to a cold start in July, going 4-for-34 (.118) in eight contests. He's salvaged some fantasy value from the slump, as all four of his hits this month have gone for extra bases (three homers, one double), and he's added a stolen base. The outfielder is up to 23 long balls, 42 RBI, 48 runs scored and a .215/.295/.550 slash line through 281 plate appearances.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Homers in win

    Buxton went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's 6-3 extra-inning win over the White Sox.

    Buxton gave the Twins their first lead of the game with a fifth-inning blast. He also made a big contribution on defense, making a catch at the wall and firing a throw to Gio Urshela as part of a triple play to cut down a White Sox rally in the seventh. With three homers in his last six games, Buxton is still showing power, but he's gone only 4-for-23 (.174) in that span. The outfielder has 22 homers, 40 RBI, 46 runs scored, one stolen base and a .226/.301/.574 slash line through 256 plate appearances.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: On bench Sunday

    Buxton is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.

    Buxton started each of the Twins' last three games, twice as the designated hitter. He's been bothered by a sore knee, and it's very possible this absence is for maintenance. Gilberto Celestino will be the center fielder and No. 9 hitter against right-hander Tyler Wells.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: Not starting Wednesday

    Buxton isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Guardians.

    Buxton started in four of the last five games and went 6-for-18 with a homer, two triples, a double, five runs and three RBI during that time. He'll get a breather while Gilberto Celestino starts in center field and bats ninth.

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  • Twins' Byron Buxton: New career high in homers

    Buxton went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a second run scored in a 6-0 win over the Guardians during the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

    After striking out as a pinch hitter in the matinee, Buxton was back in center field and his usual leadoff spot for the nightcap. The 28-year-old superstar took Anthony Castro deep in the ninth inning to wrap up the scoring for the Twins, giving Buxton nine homers in June and 20 for the year -- and establishing a new career high in the process. He's also batting .297 (22-for-74) on the month, raising his slash line on the season to .236/.315/.585.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Baxley, GA
Age: 28
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R