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Twins prospect Byron Buxton done for season after concussion

Aug 18, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT

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Twins prospect Byron Buxton suffered a concussion in an outfield collision during his first game with Double-A New Britain last week and general manager Terry Ryan told Rhett Bollinger of this evening that he’s not expected to play again this season.

The minor league season ends in two weeks, so this isn’t necessarily a surprising development. Buxton is still experiencing headaches and neck stiffness from the collision, but the good news is that he hasn’t had any sensitivity to light or sound. The Twins are hopeful that he could be ready to play in the Arizona Fall League.

This will go down as a lost season for Buxton, who is considered the game’s top prospect. The 20-year-old missed two months after suffering a wrist injury during spring training, so he only ended up appearing in 31 games. He figures to head back to Double-A to begin 2015.

  1. bronco58lb - Aug 18, 2014 at 9:39 PM

    Even with sound scouting decisions, bad luck comes into play and the Twins got snake bit big time with Buxton and Miguel Sano this season. The good news they will be older when they are in service year six.

  2. bigmeechy74 - Aug 19, 2014 at 2:21 AM

    Bad sign. Just another long line of can’t-miss guys hit with terrible luck with injuries. Kinda like Prior, wood, bundy, profar etc. But then cheesy teams like the yankees just pull dominant players like shane greene out of their behinds in the 80th round smh

  3. dluxxx - Aug 19, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Rest the noggin and start raking again in the AFL. Hopefully next year he and Sano can get things going and maybe make a late season appearance for the Twinks.

  4. jkaflagg - Aug 19, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    First Carlos Correa, now Buxton…..tough year for blue chip prospects. Hoping for successful rehab for both.

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