Buxton, Baldelli address offensive struggles, lack of timeline for return to field

Byron Buxton and Rocco Baldelli discuss struggles, no timeline for Buxton return to CF


Byron Buxton and Twins manager Rocco Baldelli were frank and honest about the Twins’ star’s recent offensive struggles as the team’s designated hitter, and why there is not a foreseeable timeline for Buxton’s return to the outfield.

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Buxton has exclusively played as the Twins’ designated hitter this season after battling a variety of injuries and ailments throughout his career.

Not counting the Covid-shortened 2020 season (in which he played 35 of the Twins 60 games), Buxton has averaged playing 83 games per season since becoming a full-time Twin before the 2016 season.

He has played 55 of 72 games so far this season.