After a brief stint in Triple-A Rochester, Byron Buxton has been brought back up to the Minnesota Twins roster. It did not take very long.
Last week the Minnesota Twins recorded their first sweep this season. They then were the Memorial Day prime time game on ESPN. During the bottom of the seventh inning in Monday’s game, Danny Santana was pulled. He will be put on the 15-day disabled list. That makes room for one Twins prospect who has been flying through the Triple-A ranks.
As mentioned in an article last week, Byron Buxton has been tearing through Triple-A. Yesterday morning he received all the International League’s weekly awards. He has been named the Batavia Downs Gaming and Racetrack Player of the Week, as well as the International League Batter of the Week.
With the Red Wings, Buxton is batting .333 (38-for-114) with nine doubles, two triples, six home runs, 26 runs scored and 14 RBI in 28 games this season. He’s also reached base at a .402 clip and has a 1.007 OPS.
Buxton was pulled in the third inning of the Rochester Red Wings game in Indianapolis. He will join the Twins in Oakland.
Hopefully, this stint in Rochester has helped Buxton’s confidence. He has been the best player on that team since the day he was sent down. The Twins intention of sending him down was to let him find his bat, which it seems like he has. We know is a great fielder and base runner, let us just hope he can put it all together this time around.