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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Twins Injury Update: Byron Buxton leaves AFL game after diving for ball

By on 10/28/2014 06:30:00 AM

The Minnesota Twins struggled to their fourth consecutive season with 70 or fewer wins. The downfall of the team was a staff that was 29th in the Major Leagues in ERA. There were some bright spots, which included an offensive output that was 7th in runs scored. Moving forward, the Twins have some good young prospects, including Byron Buxton, who missed much of the season due to injuries. Bad luck continues for Buxton, who injured his wrist after diving for a ball in an AFL game.

Our own Pete Schwichtenberg reported on October 8 that Buxton, who was on the field for only 31 games this season due to a variety of injuries, played for the first time in the AFL after suffering a concussion. 

Now it looks as though another injury will sideline Buxton. William Boor, reporter at, tweeted the following on Buxton.
Injuries limited the Twins top prospect to 124 at-bats this season. After being sidelined with a wrist injury until May 4, Buxton played just five games before landing on the DL for another eight weeks.

Buxton ended the season with a .234 batting average with four home runs, 16 RBI and six stolen bases.

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