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25 Byron Buxton CF

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
74%47%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
27110.262464814
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018MIN28908140432850.183.200.156
2019MIN87271487110461968143.314.513.262

Player Updates

March 27, 2020 12:12 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Would have made Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 20, 2020 11:16 AM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Getting healthy during shutdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 12, 2020 11:36 AM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Normal soreness after workout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 11, 2020 01:48 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Takes live batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 9, 2020 05:00 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Scheduled to hit Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 2, 2020 06:28 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Close to live batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 19, 2020 01:00 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Takes live batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 12, 2020 03:28 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Cleared to swing bat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 18, 2020 01:04 AM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Set to swing bat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 10, 2020 06:08 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Avoids arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 10, 2019 05:16 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Ruled out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 10, 2019 02:04 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Could miss remainder of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 9, 2019 04:16 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Away for scheduled doctor visit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 1, 2019 06:36 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Available for running, defense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 27, 2019 07:04 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Expected back this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 27, 2019 05:40 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Suffers setback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 24, 2019 06:24 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Set to begin rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 24, 2019 09:28 AM
Twins' Byron Buxton: On the verge of rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 22, 2019 10:12 AM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Set to take batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 19, 2019 10:08 PM
Twins' Byron Buxton: Progresses to tee work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs New York830 .500 .625 .375
vs RHP208517 .298 .500 .245
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020MIN0000000000------------
2019MIN87271487110461968143.262.314.5130.827
2018MIN28908140432850.156.183.2000.383
2017MIN14046269117165138150291.253.314.4130.728
2016MIN922984467103823118102.225.284.4290.714
2015MIN4612916272664422.209.250.3260.576
Total39312501852963814589408608.237.291.4140.706
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020MIN000000000
2019MIN8730413912213
2018MIN28401801001
2017MIN14014619125421
2016MIN9219612834302
2015MIN46714202101
Total39374175186141038
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012R-Gcl Twins2788171943414112643.216.324.466
2012R-Elizabethton Twins21771622611681570.286.368.429
2013AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels682706892151085544563211.341.431.559
2013AFA-Fort Myers Miracle572184171484223249238.326.415.472
2014AA-New Britain Rock Cat13000000--300.000.000.000
2014AFA-Fort Myers Miracle30121192942416103362.240.313.405
2015AA-Chattanooga Lookouts5923744677126372651202.283.351.489
2015AAA-Rochester Red Wings13551122311841221.400.441.545
2016AAA-Rochester4919041581131124145870.305.359.568
2017AAA-Rochester Red Wings3123500231300.417.462.917
2018AAA-Rochester Red Wings35136223711141494241.272.331.456
2018AFA-Fort Myers Miracle14000000----00.000.000.000
2019AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels121110001100.500.6671.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/190
Birthdate:
12/18/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Baxley, GA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
5
Awards:

2013: Minor League Player of the Year
2017: AL Gold Glove-CF