Although Byron Buxton can't reach free agency until after the 2021 season, he could potentially sign a long-term deal with the Minnesota Twins. According to Jim Bowden of The Athletic, there is mutual interest in a new contract and both sides have already reportedly had conversations about a potential deal. The 24-year-old is coming off his third season in the majors but his first full season, and he finally started to show the talent many have been waiting on for years. Buxton was the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2012 and was considered the No. 1 overall prospect in baseball for two straight years by MLB.com. Unfortunately, he barely showed flashes of this ability in brief stretches at the major league level in 2015 and 2016.
Report: Byron Buxton, Twins Have Mutual Interest in Contract Extension
Bleacher Report | Mar 5