Byron Buxton is one of the most exciting young players to watch in all of baseball.
The Minnesota Twins star can do it all: hit, run, and play defense.
However, there is one thing that has caused him trouble over the course of his career: injuries.
On Friday, after sliding into second base awkwardly during the Twins game at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox, he exited the game with a knee injury and has not been on the field since then.
However, in more positive news, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli believes his center fielder is making significant progress already and that he expects to see him in action again soon.
Today's Byron Buxton update from Rocco:
"He’s very optimistic about how he’s feeling right now. I think we’re going to get to the point in the next day or two where we’re talking about a specific plan for getting him back out there."
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) April 18, 2022
Buxton Recovering Well
This is good news for the Twins and for Buxton.
The young star has struggled to stay healthy over his career, but when he is healthy, he can do a lot of damage and the Twins and their staff seem to think that they are on a good path and can get him ready to play again within the next couple of days.
In 24 at-bats thus far this season, the 28-year-old Buxton is hitting .250 with three home runs, four RBIs, and a 1.058 OPS.
He is a major part of the Twins future and if he stays healthy, he can be a huge contributor for them as they look to rebound from a rocky 2021 season that saw them finish at the bottom of the AL Central.
Hopefully, the Twins’ prognosis on their star center fielder is correct and that we will see Buxton back in action sooner rather than later.
We’ll see if everything goes according to plan for him.
The Twins need him healthy.