September: Byron Buxton Takes Over In Center
At this point, it’s fair to assume Buxton’s timeline is somewhat up in the air. Had he not dealt with injuries throughout the 2014 season, expecting him to be the Twins Opening Day centerfielder would have been realistic. I think September is a fair timetable considering my belief that Aaron Hicks puts some things together. Should there be injuries in the Twins outfield, Buxton could find himself making a debut even sooner than September. At any rate, it’s fair to assume that once he surfaces with the Twins, he won’t be going back to the farm.
The Twins have plenty of things to monitor over the course of the 2015 season, and if any of these predictions come to fruition, there will be plenty of excitement that follows as well.