CF - MIN
Twins outfielder Byron Buxton went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in the team's Game 1 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday. The steal was his first of the postseason.
Buxton was hit in the head by a pitch on Friday against the Reds and sat out the final two games of the season, but he was cleared and was in the lineup and batting second for Game 1 of the Wild Card Round. In 39 games this season, Buxton hit .254 with 19 runs scored, 13 home runs, 27 RBI, and two stolen bases.
Byron Buxton is in the Twins' lineup and batting second in Game 1 of their Wild Card series against the Houston Astros.
Buxton was hit in the head during last Friday's game and had been displaying mild concussion symptoms but he's ready to roll against Zack Greinke and the Astros.
Byron Buxton (head) participated in Monday's workout at Target Field.
Buxton was hit in the head during Friday's game and has been displaying mild concussion symptoms. It remains to be seen if he'll be ready to go for Tuesday's first playoff game against the Astros.
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli is "hopeful" OF Byron Buxton (concussion) will be ready for Tuesday's opener in the AL Wild Card round.
"I had a chance to talk with Buck this morning," Baldelli said. "He feels better today than he did yesterday, which is a good sign. We're hoping that each day he makes progress and we're hoping that we can get him out there and play him on Tuesday." Buxton was hit in the head by a pitch last Friday and remained out of the lineup throughout the weekend. Jake Cave will continue to handle CF duties if Buxton is unable to go on Tuesday. The 26-year-old is day-to-day.
Byron Buxton (head) is once again sitting out on Sunday against the Reds.
Buxton left Friday's game after being hit by a pitch in the head. He's experiencing concussion like symptoms, so the Twins will play things safe today.