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70 Byron Buxton CF
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%: 31/0 | Average Draft Position: 240.46
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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.


Wrist problem has Byron Buxton out for Fort Myers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Twins premier outfield prospect Byron Buxton is sidelined Sunday for Class A Advanced Fort Myers with a wrist issue. He was hit on the right wrist Friday and has been out since.

Buxton has been solid since his promotion with a .280 average and three home runs in 50 at-bats.


Byron Buxton picks up first multi-hit game of the season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton had his first multi-hit game of the year Wednesday.

Buxton went 3 for 4, with a triple and two singles. He also walked during the game and was caught stealing. Buxton scored one run and drove in one. He's been limited to 11 games this year due to various injuries. Buxton is hitting .205 over 39 at-bats. 


Byron Buxton back in action in minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton, who has been sidelined since early May after reinjuring his left wrist, rejoined the roster at Class A Fort Myers Sunday, manager Terry Ryan told reporters.

"That wrist has healed up or we wouldn't put him out there. He's ready to go," Ryan said, per the Pioneer Press.


Byron Buxton begins to hit in batting cage


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton has begun to hit in the batting cage as he makes his way back from a sprained left wrist, reports The Star Tribune. However, the Twins aren't sure when the highly touted prospect will be ready to play in games.

Byron Buxton undergoes MRI Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton underwent an MRI on his injured wrist Tuesday, FOXSportsNorth.com reports.

Buxton suffered an aggravation of his previous injury, but the test showed that the wrist hasn't gotten any worse. He reinjured the wrist sliding into third base.


Byron Buxton headed back to the disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Twins prospect Byron Buxton is heading back to the disabled list, according to the Star Tribune

Buxton missed the start of the year due to a wrist issue. He reinjured himself sliding into third. Buxton has played in just five games this year due to injuries. 


Report: Byron Buxton to undergo MRI after reinjuring wrist


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton will undergo an MRI after reinjuring his wrist sliding into third base, Yahoo! Sports reports.

The organization believes the injury is minor, though the results of the tests will determine his path to recovery. The Twins will continue to handle their top prospect with kid gloves in the face of injury.


Byron Buxton ready to begin season in minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is ready to get his season underway in the minor leagues after missing more than a month with a wrist injury suffered late in spring training.

Buxton was assigned to the Class A Fort Myers roster Sunday. Buxton is considered the top prospect in baseball by Baseball America and MLB.com.

"He joined the Miracle today because he passed everything he needed to do in extended (spring training)," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said, per MLB.com. "Now we’ll get him in over there with the Miracle and get him going. If he gets rolling and it looks like he’s in mid-season form and ready to go, we’ll move him up to (Double-A) New Britain where we planed to have him be. He played his way out of this league last year but we’ll give him enough time here to get going."


Byron Buxton not ready to end extended spring training


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Twins premier outfield prospect Byron Buxtonwill have an extended extended spring training. He is not ready to start minor league action as he recovers from a wrist injury sustained in mid-March.

"He's been pretty rusty so far," Twins director of minor league operations Brad Steil explained in a text message to twincities.com. Steil added that Buxton needs "at least a few more games" in extended spring training before he is activated by Class A Fort Myers.

The injury has pushed the reigning Minor League Player of the Year back. Buxton was scheduled to open the season at Double-A New Britain.


Byron Buxton's return pushed up two days


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) Twins prospect Byron Buxton will play in an extended spring training game Saturday, as he continues to recovery from a sprained left wrist. He has not played since suffering the injury in spring training, but has been able to take batting practice without issue recently, and even had his return pushed up a few days. 

Byron Buxton to see first action Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is scheduled to play three innings in an extended spring-training game Monday, MLB.com reports.

It'll be Buxton's first action since spraining his wrist on March 16. The Twins initially hoped he'd be able to play Thursday, but they're being extra cautious with the top prospect.


Still 'no timetable' for Byron Buxton's return in minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton (wrist) is scheduled to take batting practice on the field Wednesday and could play in an extended spring game Thursday. However, there is "no timetable" for Buxton's return to minor-league games, according to assistant general manager Rob Antony.

Byron Buxton might not join Double-A team until May


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Twins director of minor-league operations Brad Steil told the Pioneer Press outfield prospect Byron Buxton, who has been sidelined due to a sprained left wrist, has started to field fly balls. He hasn't resumed swinging a bat, but that might not be too far off from happening.

Buxton might be cleared to play in extended spring games by the end of April. Although, Steil indicated it's unlikely Buxton will be ready for his assignment to Double-A New Britain by May 1.

"He will play when he heals," said Mike Radcliff, Twins' director of player personnel. "Potentially that could be May. It’s hard to forecast."


Byron Buxton getting closer to resuming baseball activities


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) The soreness in Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton's wrist is beginning to subside, general manager Rob Antony said Saturday, per The Star Tribune. Buxton is not expected to begin baseball activities until at least the middle of the week.

Report: Byron Buxton to join Double-A team by late April


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Twins premier outfield prospect Byron Buxton will remain in Fort Myers to rehab his sprained wrist before joining Double-A New Britain in late April, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The 20-year-old Buxton could slide up to Triple-A if he performs well at that level, but is unlikely to make an impact with the Twins until at least 2015.


Byron Buxton likely to miss start of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) The Twins said Wednesday outfield prospect Byron Buxton might start the season on the disabled list in the minors because of a sprained wrist, according to The Star Tribune.

Buxton, who injured his wrist 10 days ago diving for a fly ball, feels soreness when he swings a bat, but an MRI taken Saturday revealed no structural damage to the wrist.

Buxton has been diagnosed with a sprain of the pisotriquetral joint, which can be slow to heal. Twins doctors believe Buxton will likely be sidelined for another couple of weeks.


Byron Buxton has no structural damage in left wrist


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton had an MRI on his left wrist Saturday, per MLB.com. He continues to be day to day after the results showed a sprain but no structural damage.

Byron Buxton day to day with bruised elbow


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton sat out a minor-league spring game Monday with a bruised left elbow, per the Pioneer Press. However, after being examined by team doctors, the injury was not deemed serious.

No MRI was taken and Buxton is considered day to day. He was injured diving for a baseball in the outfield Sunday.


Twins make several roster moves Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) The Twins made a slew of roster moves Sunday. The team announced pitchers Logan Darnell, Edgar IbarraBrooks Raley and Trevor May were optioned to Triple-A Rochester. 

The Twins also announced first baseman Kennys Vargas was optioned to Double-A New Britain, while infielder Jorge Polanco  and outfielder Max Kepler  were optioned to Class A Ft. Myers.

The Twins also reassigned pitchers Alex Meyer, Lester Oliveros and Yohan Pino, catchers Kyle KnudsonMatt Koch  and Stuart Turner, outfielders Byron Buxton  and Chris Rahl  and infielder Miguel Sano to minor-league camp.


Baseball America names Byron Buxton 2014 No. 1 prospect


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is the top-ranked prospect in baseball, according to Baseball America.

Buxton was slotted in 10th in Baseball America's top-prospect list released before the 2013 season, and he moved up to the top spot after hitting .334/.424/.520 with 12 home runs, 77 RBI and 55 stolen bases in 488 at-bats between Class A Cedar Rapids and high Class A Fort Myers. He should spent much of 2014 in Double-A.


Byron Buxton named top prospect


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2014) Twins outfielder Byron Buxton was named the top prospect in baseball by MLB.com.

Buxton is coming off a fantastic season in the minors. He hit .334/.424/.520 across two levels in the minors. The Twins had five players on the list, including Miguel Sano, who rated fourth.


Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton among 23 non-roster invitees


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) The Twins announced Thursday they invited 23 players to spring training as non-roster invitees. Among the more notable names are top prospects Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton and Alex Meyer.

Other notable names are infielder Jason Bartlett and outfielder Jason Kubel, who have played for the Twins in the past. 

The remaining list of invites include Sean Gilmartin, Matt Hoffman, Aaron Thompson, Deolis Guerra, Lester Oliveros, Yohan Pino, Kyle Knudson, Matt Koch, Dan Rohlfing, Stuart Turner, James Beresford, Doug Bernier, Deibinson Romero, Brandon Waring, Darin Mastroianni, Jermaine Mitchell, Chris Rahl and Wilkin Ramirez.


Byron Buxton close to resuming baseball activities


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/27/2013) According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton could return to baseball activities as soon as next week.

Buxton was shut down in the Arizona Fall League with a left shoulder strain after just 12 games.


Byron Buxton may be shut down from Arizona Fall League


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2013) Twins prospect Byron Buxton may be shut down from play in the Arizona Fall League after aggravating a shoulder injury, though the injury isn't considered serious, Baseball America reports. Buxton has hit just .212/.288/.404 in the AFL but remains a cream-of-the-crop prospect for the Twins.