Minnesota Twins Top Prospect Byron Buxton Hurt… Again
Ken Griffey, Jr., err, Byron Buxton is hurt again.
The highly regard prospect reportedly dislocated his middle finger on his left hand during an Arizona Fall League game on Monday. LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune was the first to bring the news to everyone’s attention.
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Buxton got off to a slow start in the Arizona Fall League, but was coming around as of late. Buxton is currently hitting .263 for the Salt River Rafters which is an amazing name and that name needs to be adopted somewhere in the MLB now.
Buxton only played in 31 games this past season. The injuries between Buxton and fellow top prospect Miguel Sano have almost surely delayed the Minnesota Twins return to relevance for at least another year, but, hey, we’re getting use to this 90-plus loss thing.
Neal reports that we do not yet know how long Buxton will be out, but the continuing injuries are worrisome. The Twins are putting a lot into the basket that is Byron Buxton. Buxton could be the next Willie Mays, but it doesn’t matter unless Buxton can stay on the field.
My uncle collected Ken Griffey Jr. cards. I don’t want my Buxton cards to have the same return on investment that his Griffey cards would get him now.