The Minnesota Twins sit 15.0 games back in the AL Central standings and have their eyes set on the upcoming MLB Trade Deadline. One order of business that Minnesota must first take care of is the future of outfielder Byron Buxton.
According to reports, the Twins have offered Buxton a long-term extension in excess of $70 million ahead of his upcoming free agency in 2022. There's a qualifier, however. If Buxton does not agree to any sort of extension, the Twins are likely to shop his talents at the deadline this season or following the final out of the World Series in October.
Byron Buxton Contract
Buxton was one of the best storylines to kick off the 2021 MLB season. He slashed .369/.409/.767 through 27 games with 10 home runs and 19 RBIs. In general, he's one of the most physically talented center fielders in baseball, however, health is always an issue.
The seven-year veteran's hot star came to a screeching halt after he landed on the injured list with a right hand fracture. Buxton has only played 9 games through the months and May and June and hasn't seen the field since June 21. This marks the 11th IL trip in Buxton's short career and he's only played 100+ games in a single season once.
If Buxton does not agree to these extension terms, there will likely be a number of suitors reaching out to the Twins ahead of the deadline.
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