We’re going to be writing about the Minnesota Twins quite a bit in the near future. They’re an upstart team, and we feel that they have a real chance to be a force in the American League central as they get healthy and the season wears on.
The Twins are about to get back one of the most impact players in the game. Before you scoff, Byron Buxton was compared very favorably as a prospect to Mike Trout at one point. There have been flashes in his career where he has shown that he’s on the cusp of superstardom. He was one of; if not the most anticipated guy on our list of players to watch entering the 2018 season.
On Monday, Buxton said he’s getting close to being activated from the disabled list:
“I’ve gotten to the point to where I think I can tolerate it well enough to play. We’re just taking it day by day,” said Buxton, who last played April 12 before migraines landed him on the disabled list. Those have subsided, but he fractured the toe during a rehab game with Class A Fort Myers on April 22.
That’s the Twins’ plan, too. Manager Paul Molitor said if Buxton feels good again Tuesday, he will run the bases, “another step, another hurdle we’ll have to get over before we start thinking about when he can play.”
It sounds from all indications that Buxton will come off the disabled list in Anaheim, the next series they play.
The Twins picked up an impressive win in St. Louis tonight behind some shutout pitching from a rookie pitcher.