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Twins star prospect Buxton hits first big league homer in critical win

DETROIT -- Byron Buxton doubled and homered to lead the Minnesota Twins to a crucial 7-1 victory win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Twins are battling Houston, Los Angeles and Cleveland for the final American League wild-card spot and have won two straight and five of seven. For the Tigers, it was the final home game of an ugly season, and they finished the day with most...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins activate Byron Buxton, then option him to Triple-A

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton will be staying in Triple-A for a while. The Twins announced Monday they've returned Buxton from his rehabilitation assignment for a sprained left thumb and sent him to Triple-A Rochester. The speedy outfielder was put on the disabled list June 26 after batting .189 in 11 games in his major league debut, prior to the injury...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins’ Byron Buxton joins stellar rookie class

This has been The Year of the Rookie in MLB, with many top prospects getting the call up to the majors and providing a jolt of excitement and fresh air to what hasn’t been a terribly exciting 2015 season thus far. (Fans of the Royals or Astros would surely disagree with that. Maybe Nats fans too, thanks to Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer.) Cubs fans have surely enjoyed surging...
Via The Outside Corner
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

What to expect from Byron Buxton after call-up by Twins

Believe it or not, the Minnesota Twins kind of look like a playoff contender. Their 34-29 record is tied for 4th best in the American, and puts them just 2.5 games behind the Royals in the AL Central. They also hold a slim lead over the Rangers and the Tigers in the Wild Card chase. The […]
Via Fangraphs
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Can they compete in 2015?

Things haven’t gone quite as planned for the Minnesota Twins the past few years. After winning back to back American League Central Division titles in 2009 and 2010, the Twins have suffered through four consecutive 90 loss seasons. The organization has undergone a rebuilding project the last few years and fans may be wondering when the team will finally compete for division titles...
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Prospect Byron Buxton Knocked Out After Outfield Collision (Video)

Byron Buxton just can’t buy a break. The Minnesota Twins prospect is considered one of baseball’s top prospects, but he’s been bitten hard by the injury bug this season. Buxton had already missed a good chunk of time with a wrist injury before returning to action with the Fort Myers Miracle, the Twins’ Class-A Advanced club. In his first game at Double-A New Britain on Wednesday...
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top prospect Byron Buxton knocked unconscious in scary outfield collision (video)

Minnesota Twins minor leaguer Byron Buxton, widely considered one of the top prospects in baseball, if not the best, was knocked unconscious Wednesday night after colliding with teammate Mike Kvasnicka during a Double-A game. Buxton, 20, was making his first appearance for the Twins’ Double-A affiliate New Brighton Rock Cats after being called up from […] The post Top prospect...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton carted away in ambulance after collision

Minnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton was carted away in an ambulance and taken to the hospital after colliding with a teammate in right-center field during his debut with the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats on Wednesday. Buxton is rated as’s top prospect for his ability to hit for power, average, run and make […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buxton remains quiet, humble despite all the attention

FORT MEYERS, Fla. -- It's just before 11 a.m. and a young Twins outfielder makes his way from the visiting clubhouse to the field at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. There's no name on the back of his red No. 70 jersey, but the fans know exactly who he is. "Buxton!" they yell, their words meriting a brief reaction from the Minnesota Twins' prized center field prospect as he continues...
Via Fox Sports North
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Speedy Buxton to start in minors but glad for big-league shot

JUPITER, Fla. -- Twins prospect Byron Buxton turned some heads Tuesday during his first Grapefruit League start of the spring -- and he did so while making an out on the bases. Despite finishing 0-for-5 in Minnesota's 3-1 loss to the Miami Marlins, Buxton flashed his speed on the base paths in two separate at-bats. On a slow roller to second base in the top of the third inning, Buxton...
Via Fox Sports North
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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