Byron Buxton, Others, Lead Twins Minors into Second Half
By Eric Blix
The Return of Byron Buxton
Mar 4, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton (70) at bat against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
As we all know, Buxton has sat out the majority of the season. He injured his wrist diving for a ball back in March, then re-injured it after playing for a week in May. Since returning on July 6th, the Miracle have been taking things slow. For his first few games back, Buxton split time in center field with Max Keppler (an impressive prospect in his own right).
Now, however, it appears that baseball’s #1 prospect is back to his old habits. Last night, he logged his first multi-hit game of the season, going 3-4 with a triple, walk, and RBI. He has also stolen two bases and played well defensively since returning to the lineup. Look for a promotion to New Britain if Buxton gets on a roll.