Byron Buxton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Byron Buxton's early career struggles aren't unique

    SB Nation "Miguel Sano was supposed to be one of the best and brightest prospects in the majors. He arrived in the majors and hit a bunch of long home runs, just like he was supposed to. And that's the riveting story about how the talented prospect became a talented major leaguer. Seems unremarkable,..." April 26

  • Twins' Byron Buxton hit by pitch, leaves with bruised hand

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Twins outfielder Byron Buxton left Thursday afternoon’s game against the White Sox with a bruised left hand after he was hit by a pitch in the third inning. Buxton stayed in the game to run, stealing a base with two outs to get into scoring position, where he was left stranded." April 15

  • By two at-bats, Buxton retains his rookie status for 2016

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Newly crowned Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa was the first player chosen in baseball’s 2012 draft. It’s still possible for the second pick of that draft to earn the top rookie honor, too. An column this week that attempts to project next year’s Rookie of the Year candidates —..." November 20

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Buxton to be recalled, Twins say

  • Byron Buxton is healthy, so Twins demoted him to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "For the second time this season one of the Twins’ starting outfielders got hurt and when he was ready to come off the disabled list they instead demoted him to the minors. The first time it was Opening Day left fielder Oswaldo Arcia, who remains at Triple-A two months later. And now it’s stud..." August 10

  • Byron Buxton to begin playing rehab games Friday

    Hardball Talk "Great development here for the floundering Twins. According to’s Rhett Bollinger, young center fielder Byron Buxton has been performing well in simulated contests at the Twins’ spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida and is expected to begin an official minor league rehab..." August 06

  • Buxton won't be rushed back

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins have sketched out Byron Buxton’s road back to the big leagues. They’re keeping him out of the express lane. Buxton, who sprained ligaments in his left thumb during a game on June 23, then went on the disabled list two days later, could miss another month as he prepares to return,..." July 26

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Twins are hopeful Byron Buxton could start baseball activities by this weekend, as he'll be reevaluated in next few days, per Molitor

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Buxton still limited to running, throwing and squeezing a training ball with his left hand, Ryan said.

  • Phenom MLB Prospect Byron Buxton Is 'Mike Trout 2'

    Bleacher Report "While Kris Bryant pummels baseball after baseball into oblivion in the Cactus League, whipping the when-will-he-debut debate into a frenzy from Arizona to the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago, he's not the only phenom dropping jaws this spring. The first two picks from the 2012 draft, Minnesota's..." March 24

  • Prized Twins prospects Buxton, Sano hope to stay healthy and produce

    Fox Sports North "The 2014 baseball season was a complete loss for Miguel Sano, the Minnesota Twins' prized third base prospect. It was almost as big of a letdown for Byron Buxton, viewed by many as the top prospect in the game and a player the Twins hope will be roaming center field for a long time to..." February 10

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    LaVelle E. Neal III @LaVelleNeal

    Hearing Byron Buxton dislocated a finger today while diving for a ball during Arizona Fall League. Will post something soon.

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Byron Buxton (concussion) isn't expected to play in the Minors again this season, per Terry Ryan. Hopeful for Arizona Fall League.

  • Byron Buxton suffers concussion, leaves in ambulance after outfield collision

    SB Nation "An ambulance was required to take the top prospect off the field after Buxton suffered a concussion. Twins minor league outfielder and top prospect Byron Buxton was taken off the field in an ambulance Wednesday night, following a collision with Double-A Fort Myers right fielder Mike..." August 14

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Top prospect in baseball Byron Buxton out after he reinjured his wrist sliding into 3B. MRI planned to determine severity.

  • Buxton likely to miss start of season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Byron Buxton remains sidelined with a sprained right wrist, and the Twins confirmed Wednesday that their top prospect may start the season on the disabled list. The 20-year-old outfielder, projected to open the season with Class AA New Britain, injured his wrist while diving for a fly ball 10..." March 26

  • Twins' Byron Buxton still out with sprained wrist

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "It's not just Byron Buxton's left elbow that's bothering him now. The Minnesota Twins' ballyhooed prospect has a sprained left wrist, Twins farm director Brad Steil said, adding Buxton probably will miss a third straight game on Wednesday. The problem extends to the flexor muscle that runs..." March 19

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Byron Buxton recently ran a 4.37 40-yard dash, fastest of his life. His previous best was 4.43, he said. "I want to get faster." #MNTwins

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    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    Byron Buxton, I'm told, will continue resting his strained L shoulder through Thanksgiving weekend. Could resume BB activities next week

  • Twins' mega-prospect Byron Buxton reportedly hurts shoulder

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Byron Buxton, baseball's top-ranked prospect, recently aggravated his left (non-throwing) shoulder and will likely miss the remainder of the Arizona Fall League schedule, Twins farm director Brad Steil said late Wednesday. The Twins' prized young center fielder, who displayed his talents in..." November 07

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    One high-ranking MLB executive insists that #Twins CF prospect Byron Buxton will soon belong in Trout, Harper, Machado conversations.

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