The Minnesota Twins' top prospect, outfielder Byron Buxton, likely will have his stressful season cut short due to injury. Byron Buxton is not expected to appear in another game for the Twins' organization after suffering a concussion, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.
Buxton has struggled with numerous injuries throughout his minor league season, but had finally gotten everything under control. Once everything had settled down and he was healthy, Buxton was promoted from Class-A Fort Myers to the Twins' Double-A affiliate at New Britain.
In his first game with New Britain, Buxton got into an outfield collision and suffered a concussion. He has not played since suffering the injury. His numbers have dropped dramatically since last season. Buxton has managed to hit only .240/.313/.405 this season, while producing a 106 wRC+ in Single-A Fort Myers. Throughout his 2013 campaign, he hit .334/.424/.520 in 125 games between Class-A Fort Myers and High-A Cedar Rapids.
Buxton will join fellow top prospect, third basemen Miguel Sano, who underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery in the offseason. The major-league team is looking like a club destined to lose 90 games again this season.