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Twins center fielder Byron Buxton and the Twins have agreed to a seven year, $100 million contract extension with a full no-trade clause.
This is an important long-term move for the Twins in locking up an elite-level player like Buxton. In just 61 games last season Buxton finished with a .306 batting average, 1.005 OPS, 50 runs scored, 23 doubles, 19 home runs, 32 runs batted in, and nine stolen bases.
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, two runs, and two RBI in a 7-3 win over the Royals in the regular-season finale on Sunday.
Buxton could have posted a career year but he struggled with injuries yet again. He missed just over two months of action with assorted injuries-a hip strain earlier in the season and then a fractured hand. Buxton wraps up his 2021 season with a .306 average, 23 doubles, 19 homers, 50 runs, 32 RBI, and nine steals over 235 at-bats.
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton went 3-for-5 with a double, two homers, three runs, and two RBI in a 10-7 loss to the Tigers on Thursday.
Buxton has been red-hot of late, hitting .375 with four homers over his past seven games. On the year, he is batting .299 with 19 doubles, 18 homers, 45 runs, 30 RBI, and nine steals over 221 at-bats.
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton went 1-for-3 with two runs and a steal in a 5-2 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Buxton has stolen a base in two straight games. The veteran outfielder is hitting .292 with 16 homers, 42 runs, 28 RBI, and nine steals over 216 at-bats.
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, and a steal in a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Buxton drew a walk in the third inning, stole second base, and then later scored on a sacrifice fly. The speedy outfielder is hitting .291 with 16 homers, 40 runs, 28 RBI, and eight steals over 213 at-bats this year.