After batting .283/.351/.489 for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, the Minnesota Twins are being uncharacteristically aggressive and promoting Byron Buxton. He will make his Major League debut tomorrow.
Byron Buxton, Twins' top prospect in years, has been called up to the majors. He'll join the Twins for his debut Sunday in Arlington.
— Phil Miller (@MillerStrib) June 13, 2015
Buxton missed most of 2014 and has somewhat of an up-and-down first couple months of 2015, but has been on a hot streak again recently by going 12-for-30 during his current eight-game hitting streak. In those games he's also taken five walks and struck out only once, showing signs that perhaps Buxton's uncharacteristic aggression from earlier this season was in fact just a bit of rust.
Wearing number 25, Buxton will presumably start in center field in Arlington tomorrow. Minnesota will add him to the 40-man roster. A corresponding roster move will need to be made for the active roster. The Twins are still running an eight-man bullpen; could Paul Molitor finally get his four-man roster back?
Minnesota is about to lose its fifth game in a row. Calling up Buxton is a fantastic way to give the club and the fan base a shot in the arm at just the right time.
Welcome to Minnesota, Byron.