Byron Buxton Newsbeat
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Buxton is hurt again.
Two notable players who fit that profile appeared in Monday’s 3-3 tie between Mesa and Salt River, with each experiencing starkly different outcomes. C.J. Edwards—the Cubs’ No. 5 prospect and No. 51 overall prospect—fired three perfect innings for Solar Sox, while the Rafters’ Byron Buxton—a Twins prospect ranked the best in baseball—sustained yet another injury.
Buxton was taken to a hospital after the game for X-rays on his left middle finger, which he hurt while diving for a ball in center field during the ninth inning. He was limited to 31 regular-season games in 2014 because of recurring wrist problems and a concussion resulting from an outfield collision.
Posted: October 28, 2014 at 10:42 AM | 16 comment(s)
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Center fielder Byron Buxton, baseball’s top prospect, was hospitalized Wednesday night with a concussion after colliding with Double-A New Britain teammate Mike Kvasnicka in right-center field.
The collision occurred on a fly ball in the top of the fifth inning, when Kvasnicka’s knee appeared to hit Buxton near his left shoulder. Buxton was playing in his first game at New Britain after being promoted on Monday.
Play was suspended for more than 30 minutes as Buxton was stabilized on a stretcher and carried into an ambulance at New Britain Stadium. Buxton laid on the ground for several minutes and did not appear to be moving. Kvasnicka left the field under his own power but went with Buxton to the hospital.
Posted: August 14, 2014 at 11:23 AM | 10 comment(s)
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Last night, the Twins promoted Buxton to Double-A New Britain. It has to be more off of feel for his development than performance, as a recent slump has saw his numbers dip to .240/.313/.405 in 134 plate appearances for the Fort Myers Miracle. A slower start might be expected for any player whose season was as start-stop-start-stop-start as Buxton’s has been, but it doesn’t sound like that’s a concern for the Twins’ brass.
Our favorite quote regarding Buxton is Terry Ryan saying that he’ll set his own timetable. In this instance, the club appears to be helping to set it for him. There are 22 games remaining on New Britain’s schedule, and as Mike Berardino notes, a good performance could merit a September callup.
And that’s pretty exciting, all things considered. How excited would you be to have an opportunity to watch Buxton play Major League games in September?
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