Is Byron Buxton Heading Back To The Big Leagues?

Baseball may be getting back one of it’s most exciting – yet perplexing talents. Indications are that the Minnesota Twins will activate Byron Buxton from the disabled list on Tuesday. Buxton has been rehabbing with the Rochester Red Wings and has a couple knocks and a home run.

“We’re going to have someone join us on Tuesday to just give us a little different look out there,” he said. “We’ll find out on Tuesday who that player is going to be.”

Buxton went 0 for 2 as the designated hitter in a suspended game on Sunday for the Red Wings, who have a doubleheader scheduled for Monday in Syracuse, N.Y. Buxton is 3 for 16 (.188) with a three-run homer and two stolen bases in five games at Triple-A.

Jake Cave would also be eligible to return after being optioned on June 14.

“Buxton looks good, man,” reliever Alan Busenitz said upon his arrival from Rochester. “He’s hitting the ball hard. I don’t know. I’m not a hitting coach. I like Buck anyway. Obviously he looks like he’s as fast as ever.”

He’s also brought back the leg kick to his swing.

This is a wait and see for now. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Twins surprise and call-up someone else and let Buxton continue his rehab and refining his offensive approach. But when he comes back, we will be documenting the most important stretch of his big league career. There just aren’t many guys who are capable of doing the things he does on a regular basis from a talent standpoint. We believe in that talent.