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Height/Weight: 6-2/189 | Birthdate: 12/18/1993 | Birthplace: Baxley, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Minnesota | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 44/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Twins top prospect Byron Buxton continues to roll through Double-A


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Twins top prospect Byron Buxton is abusing Double-A pitching so far this season. One of the top prospects in baseball, Buxton ripped his 11th triple of the season and ninth in the month of May on Saturday.

Buxton is hitting .267 with five home runs, five doubles and 33 RBI in 42 games this season in the minors.


Twins' Byron Buxton's promotion could come in August


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton could be up sometime in August, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Friday.

Buxton, who is ranked as the top prospect by MLB.com and is No. 2 by Baseball America, is hitting .244 (22 for 131) with three doubles, six triples, four homers, 23 RBI, 12 walks, 28 strikeouts and nine stolen bases in 33 games.

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said earlier in May that there's no clear timetable for Buxton's promotion to majors.


Twins GM has no clear timetable for Byron Buxton's promotion to majors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) After a slow start to the season, Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton has finally got going offensively at Double-A Chattanooga and starting to show why he is such a hyped prospect. He is batting .375 with one home run, eight RBI, 12 runs, six walks and five stolen bases in his last 10 games.

The Twins opted to leave Buxton, who is ranked as the top prospect by MLB.com and is No. 2 by Baseball America, in the minors when Oswaldo Arcia went on the disabled list earlier this week. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear his promotion to the majors is imminent.

"For me, he's just started to take off down there," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said, per 1500ESPN.com. "And I think it would be wrong to start putting [a promotion] into the equation this early. Now, if we're talking later in the year, everything being equal, I suspect he would be in that conversation."

"He's just not quite to that point where we should consider him, I don't think."

Although, Ryan did leave the door open for a quicker-than-expected promotion to the majors, if Buxton continues to perform well.

"All right, let's say it's six weeks later and he's pounding it like he has been for the last two weeks, then he's starting to force our hand," Ryan said.


Double-A manager hopes Twins prospect Byron Buxton sticks around


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Despite a tremendous tear at the plate for Twins top prospect Byron Buxton, his current manager and former Twin Doug Mienkiewicz would prefer he spend the entire season at Double-A Chattanooga.

The 21-year-old Buxton extended his hitting streak to eight Monday night with a walk-off homer. During that stretch he is batting .454 (15-for-33) with 12 runs scored. He has scored at least one run in each of those games and has five stolen bases.

"I would like to see him here the whole year, and that has nothing to do with me as a manager," Mienkiewicz told the Times Free Press. "I want to see him have success, and too many times in baseball and in general today, these kids have a good two weeks and they move them. They are going to play a long time, so let them build that huge snowball of confidence to where nothing can deter them once they struggle again. ... His time is coming, and it's going to be sooner than later for sure."


Twins opt to leave Aaron Hicks, Byron Buxton in minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) With Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia (hip) going on the disabled list Monday, the team opted to promote outfield prospect Eddie Rosario from the minors to take his roster spot. Manager Paul Molitor said the team chose Rosario because it isn't going to be a long-term situation.

Molitor added the only other player considered for a promotion was Aaron Hicks. Molitor made it a point to say top prospect Byron Buxton was not in the conversation.

Hicks is batting .289 with two home runs, three triples, five doubles and 13 RBI in 21 games at Triple-A. He also has 15 runs, 12 walks and 15 strikeouts.

Buxton is batting .287 with two home runs, three doubles, five triples and 12 RBI in 22 games at Double-A.


Twins OF prospect Byron Buxton getting on track at Double-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is beginning to turn the corner offensively for Double-A Chattanooga. He has hit safely in five of his last six games, batting .364 (8 for 22) with one home run, five RBI, seven runs and five stolen bases.

Through 19 games, Buxton has a .236/.329/.389/.718 slash line. He has one double, two triples, two home runs, eight RBI, 11 runs and seven stolen bases.

"I think with Buxton, just like with Miggy (Miguel Sano), both of those guys started off pretty slow," Lookouts hitting coach Chad Allen said, per MLB.com. "Neither one of them is even close to where they want to be.

"Buxton, he's a quick learner. He's always asking questions, just like Miggy. They're both great kids. … They're tremendous talents. They want to learn. They're the kind of guys you want. They want to learn, get as much knowledge about the game as they can. Both of them are going to get it."

Buxton is considered the top prospect in baseball by MLB.com and is ranked No. 2 by Baseball America.


Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios among Twins' nine cuts


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) The Twins reassigned eight players to minor league camp on Sunday and optioned outfielder Max Kepler to Double-A. 

Kepler was one-for-nine in four games this spring. 

Jose Berrios and outfielder Byron Buxton were the top names on the list of players reassigned. 

Berrios, a first-rounder in the 2012 draft, gave up one unearned run on seven hits in six innings this spring, striking out four. 

Buxton, also a 2012 first-rounder, hit .125 in eight at bats. 

The Twins also cut catchers Stuart Turner (2-for-4 in spring) and Mitch Garver (0-for-4), RHP Tyler Duffey (no appearances), LHPs Taylor Rogers (no appearances) and Ryan O'Rourke (9.00 ERA in one inning); and infielder Heiker Meneses (.125).


Twins' Byron Buxton doubles twice on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton doubled twice on Wednesday against the University of Minnesota.

Buxton came into last season ranked as one of the best prospects in the minors. He had injury issues, which ended his season early. While Buxton is still considered the Twins top prospect, he was passed by other players in the overall prospect rankings due to the injuries. 

Buxton seemed to be 100 percent on Wednesday, doubling twice during the contest. He scored one run and drove in one RBI. The 21-year-old should open the season in the minors, but could debut as early as this season depending on his performance. 


Five Twins return for workouts on Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) All five Twins players -- Byron Buxton, Trevor May, Oswaldo Arcia, Jordan Schafer and Kurt Suzuki -- that were sent home due to illness on Monday, returned to the clubhouse on Tuesday and rejoined the club for workouts, reports the Star Tribune.

The Twins begin exhibition season Wednesday with a game against the University of Minnesota.


Twins send five home due to illness before Monday workouts


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe (illness) was back at workouts Monday, but the Twins sent five other players home due to illness before Monday workouts began, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pitcher Trevor May and outfielders Byron Buxton and Jordan Schafer missed a second straight day of workouts, while catcher Kurt Suzuki and outfielder Oswaldo Arcia also had to miss the Monday session.

The Twins begin exhibition season Wednesday with a game against the University of Minnesota.


Twins' Byron Buxton named No. 1 prospect by MLB.com


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Twins outfielder Byron Buxton was named the top prospect in baseball by MLB.com Friday.

Buxton played just 31 games in 2014 due to wrist and concussion issues and finished with a .240/.313/.405 line along with four home runs, 16 RBI and six stolen bases in 121 at-bats with high Class A Fort Myers. He also went 0 for 3 at the Double-A level. Buxton is making his second straight appearance atop MLB.com's top prospect list.

The rest of MLB.com's top-five prospects (in order) are Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, Astros shotstop Carlos Correa, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and Cubs shortstop Addison Russell. None of the quartet appeared in the top five of last year's MLB.com prospect list, though all four cracked the top 12.


Twins OF Torii Hunter plans to mentor Aaron Hicks, Byron Buxton


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) Twins veteran right fielder Torii Hunter said one of his goals this season will be to mentor outfielder Aaron Hicks and top outfield prospect Byron Buxton, per MLB.com.

"I know Hicks can play, but with Buxton -- I haven't seen video or seen him play, but every word I hear is good about him," Hunter said. "I definitely think when we get to spring training we'll sit down and I'll work out with them and evaluate what they're doing right and what they're doing wrong."

Hicks said he will lean on Hunter this spring, as he competes with Jordan Schafer for the starting job in center field.

"I'll be all in his ear the whole time," Hicks said. "He might get annoyed I'll be in his ear so much. He's definitely a guy I'm going to go to.

"I believe that I have the ability to play center field here for a long time. I've just got to go out there and show people that I can be the center fielder that everybody wants me to be and also that I want myself to be."


Twins OF Byron Buxton seeking bounce-back 2015 campaign


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) Although Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is likely to start the year in Double-A, general manager Terry Ryan said that seeing both Buxton and third baseman Miguel Sano debut this season "would be a realistic point of view," according to the Associated Press.

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."


Twins outfielder Byron Buxton cleared to resume activity


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Twins outfielder Byron Buxton has been cleared to resume activity and is hoping to get all of his injuries out of the way, foxsportsnorth.com reports.

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.


Twins' Byron Buxton to have follow-up Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton will meet with his hand surgeon Monday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer-Press

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. 


Twins outfielder Byron Buxton has surgery on finger


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Twins outfielder Byron Buxton had surgery to repair a broken finger, according to the Star-Tribune.

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. 


Twins OF prospect Byron Buxton has dislocated finger


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Twins outfielder Byron Buxton has been diagnosed with a dislocated finger, MLB.com reports.

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.


Twins OF prospect Byron Buxton sustains another injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton continues to have trouble staying healthy. After missing most of the 2014 season in the minors due to a wrist injury and a concussion, Buxton suffered a finger injury playing Monday in the Arizona Fall League, per MLB.com.

Buxton was injured Monday trying to make a diving catch in the outfield. He was taken to the hospital for X-rays.


Byron Buxton expected to be healthy for Arizona Fall League


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Twins outfielder prospect Byron Buxton was included on the team's Arizona Fall League roster Tuesday, and MLB.com reports this is a good sign as he continues to work his way back from a concussion.

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. 


Byron Buxton probably done for the season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is likely done for the rest of the season, according to MLB.com.

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. 


Byron Buxton dealing with concussion, no broken bones


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton has a concussion following a brutal collision Wednesday, according to Yahoo.com.

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. 


Byron Buxton involved in brutal collision


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton was involved in a brutal collision in his first game at Double-A.

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. 


Twins manager hopeful Byron Buxton debuts in 2014


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton, who was just promoted to Double-A Monday, is unlikely to make his MLB debut in 2014 after missing most of the season due to injury.

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.


Byron Buxton promoted to Double-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) The Twins have promoted outfield prospect Byron Buxton from Class A Fort Myers to Double-A New Britain following Monday's game against the Astros, per FOX Sports North. Buxton was expected to start the season at Double A, but was plagued by injuries. He batted .240 with four homers, 16 RBI and six stolen bases in 121 at-bats.

X-rays negative on Byron Buxton's wrist


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Precautionary X-rays on the injured wrist of Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton have come back negative, MLB.com reports.

Buxton appears to have avoided major injury after taking a ball off his right wrist Friday. He remains day-to-day.