Buxton Locked In For Fresh Start
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 07: Byron Buxton #25 of the Minnesota Twins rounds the bases after hitting an RBI triple against the Texas Rangers during the second inning of the game on July 7, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
An array of injuries was largely responsible for the blight on the first five years of Byron Buxton’s major league career. The latest setback for Minnesota’s speedy center fielder was surgery last fall to repair labrum damage in his left shoulder. Buxton worked his way onto a rehabilitation track that would have had him ready for the original season opener on March 26. Having four extra months to heal and train due to the virus outbreak sure didn’t hurt. The Twins play the Chicago White Sox on July 24 to start the 60-game season.