Buxton (shoulder) would have been in the Opening Day lineup had the season started on time Thursday, manager Rocco Baldelli told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "Buck's rehab could not have gone smoother," Baldelli said. "Physically, mentally, he's in a tremendous spot."
Buxton underwent surgery on his torn labrum in September, which placed his availability for Opening Day in question. However, he would have been ready for Opening Day had it started on time. He now looks set to begin the season as Minnesota's starting center fielder whenever the MLB season begins.
Buxton (shoulder) figures to be fully healthy by the time play resumes, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The Twins had planned on breaking camp with multiple reserve outfielders (Jake Cave and LaMonte Wade) in order to either manage Buxton's usage early in the season or to perhaps cover him if he opened on the injured list. However, it now seems likely that Buxton will be considered fully healthy at the start of the season, assuming he avoids any setbacks.
Buxton will work out Thursday but not hit, and then face live pitching again on Friday, La Velle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He reported normal soreness in his surgically-repaired shoulder after he took his first live batting practice session of the spring Tuesday.
Buxton could play in a game as soon as next week, as he's been cleared for all baseball activities. If he doesn't have a setback, it looks like he could be ready for Opening Day in his return from surgery for a torn labrum.
Buxton (shoulder) took his first live batting practice session of the spring Tuesday and reported no issues, MLB.com reports.
If Buxton's shoulder responds well, he'll next take live batting practice again Thursday and Friday. Buxton could then play in a game as soon as next week as he's been cleared for all baseball activities. If he doesn't have a setback, it looks like he could be ready for Opening Day in his return from surgery for a torn labrum.
Buxton (shoulder) will take live batting practice Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Buxton will hit for the first time since tearing his labrum back in September. Whether or not he's able to make Opening Day, which comes 16 days after he's scheduled to hit, remains to be seen.
Buxton (shoulder) is close to participating in live batting practice in the next few days, MLB.com reports. "The recovery couldn't have really gone any better to this point," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. "That being said, we don't have it mapped out as far as when we're going to get him out there to play."
Buxton underwent surgery on his torn labrum in September, placing his availability for Opening Day in some question. He had stood in during live batting practice before, but according to this report did not take full swings. It's thought that he'll be ready for the start of the season, but it would be encouraging to see him ramp up activity in the next week as this report doesn't make it sound like he's as far along as thought when spring training began. He may only appear in a few spring training games before the regular season begins if all goes well.
Buxton (shoulder) participated in live batting practice Wednesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Buxton underwent surgery on his torn labrum in September, placing his availability for Opening Day in some doubt. The fact that he's already hitting early in camp suggests that he'll likely be ready for the start of the season, but he'll have to get through the next few weeks without setbacks.
Buxton (shoulder) has been cleared to start swinging a bat, but he has not joined teammates in on-field batting cage sessions, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Buxton underwent season-ending surgery Sept. 10 to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The Twins will play it safe with his recovery during spring, but at this point it looks likely that he'll be ready for Opening Day. If healthy, he'll be Minnesota's starting center fielder in 2020.
Buxton (shoulder) has been given medical clearance to swing a bat and the Twins expect him to progress to hitting off a machine later this month, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
If all goes well, he could be ready to hit off live pitching at the start of spring training. Buxton underwent season-ending surgery Sept. 10 to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. If healthy, he should be Minnesota's starting center fielder in 2020.
Buxton (shoulder) signed a one-year, $3.075 million contract with the Twins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Buxton ended the 2019 season on the injured list after undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery, and it remains unclear if he'll be ready for the beginning of spring training. If healthy, he should be Minnesota's starting center fielder in 2020.
Buxton was placed on the 60-day injured list and will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery Tuesday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports
After visiting team doctors in New York, it's been determined that Buxton will require season-ending surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder. According to Derek Wetmore of SKOR North, the estimated recovery time is 5-to-6 months, so it's unclear at this time whether he'll be ready for the start of spring training. Ronald Torreyes will replace Buxton on the 40-man roster.
Manager Rocco Baldelli stated Tuesday on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that Buxton (shoulder) may be done for the year.
Buxton has been away from the team for a scheduled visit with team doctors, and although an official diagnosis hasn't been provided by the Twins, it appears the outfielder's status for the final stretch is in jeopardy. More information on Buxton's availability should become clear in the coming days.
Buxton (shoulder) is away from the team Sunday to visit a doctor, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Buxton has been back with the team since the start of September but has only been available for running and defense. The Sunday visit was previously scheduled and doesn't indicate a setback. His timeline for returning as a hitter should become clearer once he hears from doctors.
The Twins reinstated Buxton (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Buxton had been on the shelf since early August with the left shoulder subluxation and recently suffered a setback while rehabbing the injury at Low-A Cedar Rapids. Though the Twins are bringing him back from the IL, Buxton will only be available to pinch run and play the outfield initially, as he has yet to resume taking live swings, according to Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com. Max Kepler is thus expected to continue receiving the bulk of the starts in center field until Buxton experiences no complications while batting.
Buxton (shoulder) is expected to return at some point this season despite pausing his rehab assignment Tuesday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Buxton went to meet up with team doctors after feeling something during batting practice. General manager Thad Levine said, "I wouldn't even call it a setback," though it certainly appears to fit that definition. Buxton will rest and strengthen his shoulder for now, with an updated return timeline potentially coming soon.
Buxton (shoulder) suffered a setback Sunday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Buxton first felt something Sunday and felt it again during batting practice Tuesday. An MRI revealed no structural damage, but his rehab was halted nonetheless, and he'll head to join the big-league club for further evaluation from team doctors. An updated recovery timeline should become available following that evaluation.
Buxton (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment and DH on Sunday before playing in the field Monday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
The speedy center fielder could return to the big-league roster during the Twins' upcoming road trip. Buxton participated in full baseball activities Friday and is ready for game action. Although it is unclear how many minor-league games the 25-year-old will need before rejoining the Twins, he is scheduled to come off the injured list before the end of August.
Buxton (shoulder) is on the verge of beginning a rehab assignment, according to Dan Hayes of The Athletic.
Buxton participated in full baseball activities Friday, and the report suggests he will be ready to begin a rehab stint as long as he does not feel any abnormal soreness Saturday. It's not clear how many minor-league games Buxton will need before rejoining the Twins, but if he heads out on his assignment in the next day or two, he should have a chance to come off the injured list before August comes to a close.
Buxton (shoulder) will take batting practice Thursday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "There's a chance Buck goes out and plays a couple of games [on a minor league rehab assignment] before we would even think about activating him at this level," manager Rocco Baldelli said.
Buxton has been on the injured list since Aug. 3 due to a left shoulder subluxation. Since he'll likely need to play in a few minor-league games or more before he returns, he may not be activated from the 10-day IL until rosters expand in September, even if his rehab goes well.
Buxton (shoulder) has been cleared for soft toss and tee work, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
Buxton has been on the injured list since Aug. 3 due to a left shoulder subluxation, and while he remains without a firm timetable for his return, it's good to see him swinging a bat again without issue. He'll likely need to progress to live batting practice before heading out on a rehab assignment.
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|2013||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||68||270||68||92||15||10||8||55||44||56||32||11||.341||.431||.559|
|2013||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||57||218||41||71||4||8||4||22||32||49||23||8||.326||.415||.472|
|2014||AA-New Britain Rock Cat||1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||--||3||0||0||.000||.000||.000|
|2014||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||30||121||19||29||4||2||4||16||10||33||6||2||.240||.313||.405|
|2015||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||13||55||11||22||3||1||1||8||4||12||2||1||.400||.441||.545|
|2017||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||3||12||3||5||0||0||2||3||1||3||0||0||.417||.462||.917|
|2018||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||35||136||22||37||11||1||4||14||9||42||4||1||.272||.331||.456|
|2018||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||1||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||--||--||0||0||.000||.000||.000|
|2019||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||1||2||1||1||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||.500||.667||1.000|