Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:40:41 -0800
Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (flu) is downplaying the two days he has missed in camp with the flu. He was back in action Tuesday, March 3, and said he felt fine. Buxton missed 31 combined games between High-Single-A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain in 2014 with various injuries. After dealing with that, he has a better grasp on how to keep his body healthy this year. Manager Paul Molitor doesn't seem concerned over the time Buxton has missed due to injuries in the minors.
Fantasy Tip: Before his injuries in 2014, Buxton was baseball's consensus No. 1 prospect. Speed is the biggest part of his game, but he should grow into his power stroke over time. Buxton will likely start at Class AA this year, but he could be up in the majors sometime this summer. Draft accordingly in standard mixed leagues.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:32:35 -0800
Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton has a backer in general manager Terry Ryan, who said he hopes Buxton earns a callup later this season. Ryan also said he isn't sure if that is realistic.
Fantasy Tip: Buxton has battled injury issues that have sidetracked his progress, but he remains the Twins' top prospect and one of MLB's top prospects. Buxton may be worth a flyer in very late rounds in leagues that let you draft minor leaguers or keep players from year to year.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:31:13 -0800
Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (wrist, concussion) appears to be 100% and ready for camp when position players officially report Friday, Feb. 27.
Fantasy Tip: Buxton, one of the top prospects in all of baseball, will likely receive more seasoning in the minors after a 2014 limited by injuries. He could receive a cup of coffee this season and is worth monitoring.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:15:20 -0800
Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (finger) said he was cleared for baseball activity two weeks ago Friday, Jan. 23, and he hopes all his injury troubles are behind him.
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:36:28 -0800
Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton might make his debut in 2015, but general manager Terry Ryan said Tuesday, Jan. 20. However, Ryan said the debut is more likely to happen late in the year in September.
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:40:20 -0800
The Minnesota Twins could be interested in acquiring a center fielder this offseason to bridge the gap until top prospect Byron Buxton is ready to play in the majors. Buxton is expected to begin the 2015 season in Double-A.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:21:55 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (finger) had surgery on his left middle finger Thursday, Oct. 30, and he's expected to be ready for spring training next year.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:52:48 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (finger) suffered a dislocated finger while diving for a ball during an Arizona Fall League game, according to a source.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:13:06 -0700
Entering play Saturday, Oct. 18, Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton was mired in a 1-for-15 slump in the Arizona Fall League, with his lone hit during this stretch being an infield single. In 38 AFL plate appearances, he is batting .229 with a .289 on-base percentage and a .257 slugging percentage.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:13:44 -0700
Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton (concussion) has not been dealing with any concussion symptoms and will rest at home until the instructional league starts in Fort Myers, Fla., according to assistant general manager Rob Antony. Buxton is also on track to play in the Arizona Fall League.