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Byron Buxton

Buxton remains perhaps the most tantalizing and frustrating player in fantasy baseball. He showed growth with fewer strikeouts (career-low 23.1 K%) and increased power (.251 ISO) in 2019. Unfortunately, he once again missed significant time; he dealt with a wrist injury, a concussion, a sore back, a sore knee and finally a torn labrum in his left shoulder which prevented him from hitting after Aug. 1. While the wrist injury was a fluke, the result of a HBP, the other four were caused by him running into a wall or diving. A big part of Buxton's defensive value is his ability to make plays on balls few players can reach, so it may be hard to get him to dial back his aggressiveness. Buxton may be the fastest player in MLB, which results in supreme efficiency on the basepaths. He's got 30-40 potential, but needs to stay healthy. As long as he remains upright, he will be Minnesota's starting center fielder.

Buxton looked like a budding star in the second half of 2017 (.893 OPS, 11 HR), but followed that up with a lost year. He began last season by missing time with recurring migraines and played through a hairline fracture in his left big toe, which resulted in him being sent to the minors after hitting just .122 in 17 games. Then he missed several weeks with a wrist injury. When finally healthy, he hit .311 with three homers and a .901 OPS over 23 games, but Minnesota manipulated his service time and did not call him up in September. Buxton is the fastest player in baseball, which results in outstanding defense and supreme efficiency on the basepaths (34-for-35 on SB attempts over the past 168 games). He's been erratic at the plate, with stretches of promise and futility. His power/speed upside remains alluring entering his age-25 season, but he will need to make more consistent contact while avoiding injuries to have a shot at reaching that ceiling.

Buxton had epic struggles at the plate to begin last season, hitting .147 with a .433 OPS in the first month while striking out in 37 percent of his plate appearances. The Twins kept him in the lineup for his defense -- he was the top outfielder in baseball by most advanced metrics. Buxton completely changed his swing in May, dropping his leg kick and almost starting from scratch with some awkward initial at-bats. The radical changes helped as Buxton hit .300 with 11 home runs, an .893 OPS and a 27.6 percent strikeout rate after the All-Star break. Buxton may be the fastest player in the majors, which allows him to be supremely efficient on the basepaths, where he stole 29 bases on 30 attempts. Despite his second half renaissance, Buxton still has work to do with pitch recognition, which would lead to fewer strikeouts and more walks. Given his pedigree (No. 2 overall pick in 2012) and rare power-speed combo, Buxton’s upside appears unlimited entering his age-24 season.

Buxton was struggling through a second consecutive disappointing season in the majors before a strong September finish gave hope that the former top prospect may be ready to become a star. After hitting just .193 with one homer in his first 63 games in the majors, Buxton finished the season strong by batting .287 with 10 homers and a 1.011 OPS after he was called up again in September. He still needs to improve his low walk rate and terrible strikeout rate, but his power surge is likely for real as he hit 11 home runs with a .927 OPS at Triple-A. Buxton posses outstanding speed, which makes him a plus defender and should result in impact stolen-base totals if he can get on base more frequently. He's set to start in center field for the Twins and should get every chance to prove his September ascendance is for real.

Buxton began the season at Double-A and hit .283/.351/.489 with six home runs and 20 stolen bases in 59 games before he was called up to the majors in June. Just 11 games into his big league career, he landed on the DL after spraining his thumb. Buxton played 13 games at Triple-A after a long layoff and finally returned to the majors in mid-August. Given the job initially as Minnesota's starting center fielder, he struggled and had a part-time role in September. Buxton hit just .209 with a .576 OPS in the majors and looked overmatched as he was often lost and free swinging at the plate. He had an ugly 44:6 K:BB, a stark contrast to his minor league career where he showed impressive control of the strike zone. With Aaron Hicks out of the picture, Buxton appears destined to begin the season as Minnesota's starting center fielder, and there is still good reason to believe he'll be a five-tool star.

Buxton entered 2014 as the top prospect in baseball, but played just 31 games amid an injury-plagued season that set back his development a full year. Buxton suffered a pisotriquetral joint sprain in his left wrist in spring training and didn't begin his minor league season until May. After getting on the field at High-A Fort Myers, he aggravated the injury after just one week and proceeded to miss another two months. When he finally returned in July, he was quickly promoted to Double-A – where he suffered a season-ending concussion in a collision with a teammate in the outfield in his first game. He returned for the Arizona Fall League but didn't do much at the plate as he hit .263/.311/.298 before suffering yet another injury, a broken finger. None of Buxton's injuries are expected to be an issue in spring training, but his lack of playing time likely pushed back timetable for becoming the everyday center fielder for the Twins from 2015 to 2016. Further, his multitude of injuries – including a shoulder injury in the 2013 AFL – raise concerns that he's injury prone. However, his limited performance did nothing to dissuade analysts and scouts that he's still among the elite prospects in baseball. In 2013, he also showed impressive control of the strike zone, striking out in just 18.3% of his plate appearances, while drawing walks 13.2% of the time. Buxton's speed also results in outstanding defense in center field, and while his 12 home runs in 2013 weren't overly impressive, scouts expect him to develop more power as he grows. He'll likely begin 2015 at Double-A and the Twins will likely give him extended time in the minors to prove he can stay healthy. If everything goes well, he could push his way to Minnesota before the end of the season.

Buxton may be the best prospect in baseball after a season in which he displayed his five-tool talent, hitting .334/.424/.520 with 12 home runs and 55 stolen bases between Low-A and High-A. He began the season by hitting .341/.431/.559 for Low-A Beloit with 32 stolen bases in 68 games. He was then promoted to High-A Fort Myers, where he hit .326/.415/.472 with 23 stolen bases. Buxton, who is said to be the fastest player in the Twins' organization, led the entire minor leagues with 18 triples. He also showed impressive control of the strike zone, striking out in just 18 percent of his plate appearances, while drawing walks 13 percent of the time. Buxton's speed also results in outstanding defense in center field, and while his 12 home runs last season weren't overly impressive, scouts expect him to develop more power as he grows. His performance is more impressive since he did it at just age 19, as few players that young have posted an OPS of .990 in the pitcher-friendly Low-A Midwest League. He quickly drew comparisons to Mike Trout, who displayed similar numbers while playing for Low-A Cedar Rapids in his age-19 season (Trout hit .362/.454/.526 with six home runs in 81 games), and last season Buxton drew praise from many scouts who put him on par with Trout or even said he was the best player they had ever seen. Although Minnesota is typically slow to rush prospects through the system, they'll likely make an exception for Buxton. He'll begin the season at Double-A, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him entrenched as Minnesota's starting center fielder as early as June.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft has the potential to develop into a top-notch, five-tool player for the Twins. He hit just .248 with a .792 OPS in 48 games between two levels of rookie ball, but showed promising signs by hitting five home runs and drawing walks in 10 percent of his plate appearances. He is also said to have the best speed in the organization. Buxton is far away from the majors at age 19 and the Twins do not rush prospects, but he could quickly climb to the top of Minnesota's prospect lists.

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    Twins manager Rocco Baldelli knows what it’s like as well as anyone, what it’s like to have all the talent in the world yet be forced off the field repeatedly by injuries out of his control. He knows what his star center fielder is going through.

    Byron Buxton returned to the field to rejoin the Twins on Saturday after a strained right hip forced him out of action for six weeks. Three days later, Buxton suffered another injury — one that will keep him spectating for weeks again as he heals.

    Buxton was hit on the left hand by a Tyler Mahle pitch during the fourth inning of Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds and suffered a left hand fracture. The Twins placed him on the injured list Tuesday and recalled outfielder Gilberto Celestino from Triple-A.

    It’s another setback for Buxton, who is hitting .369 with 10 home runs in 27 games this season. In seven seasons with the Twins, Buxton has played more than 100 games in a season only once — playing 140 in 2017 — because of various, usually unrelated, injuries.

    As Buxton faces a long path to recovery, his manager, as much as anyone, can empathize. It’s a crushing blow for the team, but more than anything, for Buxton.

    “He’s beyond upset, and that’s what I would expect from him,” Baldelli said Tuesday. “This is not something that’s easily described or talked about, I think, for anyone. I think the number of traumas, physically, that he’s had to deal with, and because of that, emotionally when you have to deal with that many types of things, difficult things, it’s hard on you.”

    Baldelli knows the feeling too well. Like Buxton, he was a high first-round draft pick and a center fielder. During his playing days, Baldelli suffered a torn ACL and later injured his elbow, undergoing Tommy John surgery. He dealt with hamstring issues that kept him off the field, as well, and eventually retired at age 29 after being diagnosed with a mitochondrial disease.

    At the time, Baldelli thought he knew how to deal with the injuries as they came his way. In actuality, he admitted, he was “probably very depressed,” often wanting to be left alone to deal with his injuries rather than having to discuss them every day.

    So when Buxton suffered another injury on Monday, Baldelli felt it deeply.

    “I think Buck and I understand each other very well, I’d say,” Baldelli said.  “We know where each other is coming from. … There’s been ranges of conversations and emotions because a lot of the situations that he’s found himself in, we end up talking about a lot of things, both in baseball and outside baseball. I respect him as a human being. This isn’t about baseball.”

    The Twins do not yet know what will come next for Buxton, whether the fracture will require surgery or not. Baldelli said team physician Dr. Christopher Camp probably will have a better idea about that in the coming days.

    Buxton, the manager said, will be undergoing more tests “just so we can be even more definitive on what’s going on.” On Monday after the game, Baldelli called Buxton’s injury a “boxer’s fracture,” a break in a bone near the knuckle that typically occurs after hitting something (or someone) with a closed fist.

    “The things that he’s had to deal with, that would put a lot of other people off to the side. I don’t know how some others would come back from this stuff. He’s dealt with it over and over again and he keeps coming back,” Baldelli said. “It’s impressive. … We wish we wouldn’t have to deal with these things, but Buck’s a guy that can deal with it. He may not feel like it at different times, but he certainly can.”

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    After further testing on Byron Buxton’s fractured left hand, the Twins have determined their center fielder does not need surgery.

    Buxton suffered a “boxer’s fracture” — a broken knuckle commonly suffered when punching something — after getting hit by a pitch in Monday’s 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Target Field.

    “It’s going to be rest,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. “I haven’t heard anything else.”

    When he was hurt Monday, Buxton had been back with the club for fewer than three full games. He had just missed six weeks because of a Grade 2 strain to his right hip, yet another hitch in what had been a torrid start: .369 batting average, 10 home runs and 19 RBIs in 27 games.

    “He was going to have his images reviewed by Dr. (Chris Camp), and then we can kind of go from there,” Baldelli said. “I don’t think he’s going to need any procedures to help correct it in any way.”

    PINEDA PROGRESSING

    If all goes well, Michael Pineda should be pitching in St. Paul when the Saints are host to Columbus July 13-18. The right-hander threw a bullpen on Thursday and his next step should be a simulated game.

    Pineda was placed on the 10-day injured list on June 14 with inflammation in his right elbow. He missed a start in May after having an abscess removed from his thigh.

    Baldelli said pitching coach Wes Johnson was working on a timetable for Pineda to pitch for the Triple-A club at CHS Field. In 11 starts, Pineda is 3-4 with a 3.70 earned-run average.

    “I think as a rule of thumb, we should have our guys ready when they return to the rotation,” Baldelli said.

    GARVER MOVING

    Mitch Garver, out since a foul tip gave him “severe groin contusion” in a 7-4 loss June 2 against the Baltimore Orioles, was on the field playing catch on Thursday.

    The catcher had surgery to repair the injury.

    “He hasn’t done a ton baseball-wise to this point, but now is the time,” Baldelli said. “He’s going to start now. He’s going to start moving around more. He’s going to be throwing. He’s going to be squatting down and starting to really do some of the things that catchers need to do to play the game.”

    BRIEFLY

    Jhoan Duran, the Twins’ No. 2 pitching prospect, will be shut down for 5-6 weeks after injuring his elbow in the first inning of a June 15 start in St. Paul. The Twins said he is not scheduled for surgery and instead will be “built back up” after his time off. … Right-hander Randy Dobnak (1-6, 7.83 ERA) was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strain to his right middle finger. The move is retroactive to June 12. To replace him on the active roster, the Twins recalled right-handed pitcher Griffin Jax from St. Paul. … Outfielder Jake Cave, on the 60-day injured list with a fractured vertebra in his lower back, was on the field playing catch before Thursday’s game. “He’s not imminently coming back here,” Baldelli said. “He’s still got a ways to go.”

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    Byron Buxton

    Position: Centerfielder

    Bats: Right  •  Throws: Right

    6-2, 190lb (188cm, 86kg)

    Team:Minnesota Twins (majors)

    Born:December 18, 1993 in Baxley, GAus

    Draft: Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (2nd) of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Appling County HS (Baxley, GA).

    High School:Appling County HS (Baxley, GA)

    Debut: June 14, 2015 (Age 21-178d, 20,925th in major league history)
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    Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2015 season

    2021 Contract Status: Signed thru 2021, 1 yr/$5.13M (21)

    Service Time (01/2021): 4.160  •  Arb Eligible: 2022  •  Free Agent: 2023

    Agents: Jet Sports Management

    Full Name: Byron Keiron Buxton

    Nicknames:Buck

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    October 3, 2021 10:56 PM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Stays hot to close out season

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, a double and two runs in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Royals.

    Buxton's hot streak continued Sunday, as he closed out the season with extra-base hits in each of the final four games of the year. During that time, he went 9-for-19 with three home runs, five doubles, eight runs and four RBI. The 27-year-old missed significant time due to injuries in 2021 but slashed .306/.358/.647 with 19 homers, 50 runs, 32 RBI and nine stolen bases across 61 appearances.

    October 2, 2021 01:28 AM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Doubles twice in loss

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored in Friday's 11-6 loss to Kansas City.

    Buxton doubled and scored in both the fourth and sixth innings Friday. Over the last 10 games, the 27-year-old outfielder has gone 15-for-35 (.429) with nine extra-base hits and 13 runs scored. He boosted his season slash line to .305/.359/.637 with 47 runs scored and 39 extra-base hits through 245 plate appearances.

    October 2, 2021 05:40 PM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Launches two homers

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton went 3-for-5 with two solo home runs, a double, and an additional run scored in Thursday's loss against Detroit.

    Buxton extended his hitting streak to four games, and he has recorded at least one knock in 11 of his last 12 contests. The star outfielder has four homers during that span, and he's ending the season on a strong note, hitting .263 with a .912 OPS across 26 games (107 plate appearances) in September.

    September 29, 2021 11:28 PM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Pockets ninth stolen base

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base Wednesday against the Tigers. He also reached after being hit by a pitch.

    Buxton singled in the first inning and came around to score on Jorge Polanco's three-run homer. He reached base again in the eighth after being plunked by Detroit reliever Joe Jimenez, then he stole second base and scored on Max Kepler's single. Buxton has swiped a bag in three of his last four games, giving him nine thefts in 10 attempts this season. He's hitting .292 with a .946 OPS in 235 plate appearances on the year.

    September 27, 2021 08:52 AM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Homers in loss

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

    The Twins struggled to generate a ton of offense but Buxton at least got his bat going with a solo shot to center field in the fifth. It was the second home run hit in the last three games for him and his sixth overall this month. The 27-year-old has shown some solid power throughout September but has struggled overall at the plate. In 28 games since returning from the injured list, Buxton is slashing .215/.282/.449 with 13 extra-base hits, nine RBI, 18 runs scored, two steals and 8:31 BB:K.

    September 26, 2021 02:00 AM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Posts seventh steal

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's 6-1 loss to Toronto.

    The outfielder walked and stole second in the fifth inning, but he was left stranded. Buxton is 7-for-8 in stolen base attempts this year. While his seven-game hitting streak ended Saturday, the 27-year-old has gotten on base in nine straight contests. He owns a .290/.341/.594 slash line with 15 home runs, 27 RBI, 38 runs scored and 18 doubles through 54 games in another injury-plagued season.

    September 25, 2021 09:36 PM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Powers Twins to win

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in a 3-1 victory over Toronto on Friday.

    Buxton took former teammate Jose Berrios deep to center field in the third inning for a two-run homer that proved to be the difference in the contest. The long ball extended his hitting streak to seven games, during which he is batting .346 (9-for-26) with five extra-base hits. Buxton is slashing .294/.342/.603 with 15 homers, 27 RBI and six stolen bases through 219 plate appearances on the season.

    September 23, 2021 05:08 PM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Returns to lineup

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton (foot) is starting Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Buxton was held out of Wednesday's lineup due to a foot injury, but he went 1-for-1 with a double off the bench. He'll start in center field and lead off in Thursday's series opener against the Blue Jays.

    September 22, 2021 07:00 PM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Managing foot issue

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs due to a foot injury, though he's available to pinch hit off the bench, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Buxton went 2-for-5 with two runs and a stolen base during Tuesday's contest, but he was also hit by a pitch in the foot that will sidelined him for at least one game. He should be considered day-to-day while Nick Gordan mans center field for the Twins.

    September 22, 2021 04:12 PM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Retreats to bench

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.

    Buxton will get a some routine maintenance for the series finale in Chicago, sitting for the first time in two weeks while Nick Gordon patrols center field. Since returning from a two-month stint on the injured list in late August, Buxton is hitting .194 with four home runs, 15 runs, six RBI and one stolen base in 23 games.

    September 13, 2021 11:00 PM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Goes deep again

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the loss to the Yankees on Monday.

    The outfielder launched a homer off of Luis Gil in the third inning and then notched a single in the fifth. It was his third consecutive multi-hit game and his fifth in his last eight contests. Buxton has gone deep four times in seven games, raising his season total to 14.

    September 12, 2021 01:56 AM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Second straight game with homer

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 9-2 win over Kansas City.

    Buxton got the Twins off and running in the first inning when he connected for a solo homer off Kansas City starter Brady Singer, the first of five long balls allowed by Singer. It was the second homer in as many games for Buxton, who also singled for his third multi-hit effort in the last six contests. The 27-year-old is hitting .290 with 13 homers, five steals and a .938 OPS over 171 plate appearances in what's been another injury-plagued season.

    September 11, 2021 01:44 AM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Blasts 12th home run

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Royals.

    Buxton led off the first inning with a home run off Daniel Lynch. He failed to reach base in his other four plate appearances. He is struggling since coming off the 10-day injured list on Aug. 27, batting just .130 in 13 games. On the season, he is slashing .287/.325/.599 with 12 long balls, 22 RBI, 27 runs and five steals in 166 plate appearances. Buxton has shown he has elite talent over the last few years; however, he cannot stay healthy and he hasn't played more than 87 games in a season since 2017.

    September 9, 2021 02:12 PM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Retreats to bench

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton isn't starting Thursday's game against Cleveland.

    Buxton will get a breather after he went 0-for-9 with an RBI and four strikeouts across the last two games. Nick Gordon will take over in center field and bat seventh.

    September 6, 2021 11:32 PM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Homers in win

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Monday's 5-2 win over Cleveland.

    The outfielder has been quiet since returning from a broken finger, but he's now posted consecutive multi-hit efforts. Buxton's fifth-inning homer was also his first long ball since he was activated from the injured list. He's slashing a strong .308/.349/.629 with 11 homers, 20 RBI, 26 runs scored and five stolen bases through 152 plate appearances, but the question with Buxton has often been one of health, not talent. Injuries have limited him to just 37 games this season.

    September 6, 2021 03:20 PM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Struggling since return

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton will start in center field and bat leadoff Monday against Cleveland.

    Since being reinstated from the 10-day injured list Aug. 27, Buxton has picked up starts in every game for the Twins. While the run of durability is encouraging for a player who has been extremely fragile in recent seasons, Buxton has struggled to recapture the elite form at the plate he displayed prior to landing on the shelf. In his first nine starts since returning from the IL, Buxton has gone 4-for-35 (.114 average) with two doubles, three runs and zero RBI while walking twice and striking out 11 times.

    August 27, 2021 05:52 PM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Good to go

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton (finger) was activated off the injured list Friday and will be in the lineup against the Brewers, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Buxton wound up missing over two months with a broken finger, an injury he suffered just three games into his return from a hip strain. While the center fielder's constant battle with injuries continue to sabotage his fantasy value, he's performed at a career-best level when available, hitting an incredible .369/.409/.767 with 10 homers and five steals in 27 games. He should be a very useful piece for both the Twins and fantasy teams for as long as he can remain on the field.

    August 27, 2021 11:48 AM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Will join Twins on Friday

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton will join the Twins from his rehab assignment on Friday, but it's not clear if he'll be activated from the injured list or be available since he has experienced some minor residual "sensations" near the now-healed fracture in his left hand, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Buxton will join the team in pre-game warmups and the Twins will decide the next course of action after an evaluation. It's possible he'll be in Friday's lineup, or the team could choose to have him work out for another day or two.

    August 24, 2021 08:04 PM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Nearing activation

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Manager Rocco Baldelli said Tuesday that Buxton (finger) will play in "at least a couple more games" at Triple-A St. Paul before being activated from the injured list, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Buxton is 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBI through two games with the Saints and is expected to play a full nine innings Tuesday. The 27-year-old is also slated to play a full game Wednesday as he ramps up the rehab assignment, and he could rejoin the Twins for this weekend's three-game series against the Brewers.

    August 24, 2021 02:04 AM

    Twins' Byron Buxton: Homers at Triple-A

    by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

    Buxton (finger) went 1-for-3 with a home run Sunday for Triple-A St. Paul. It was his second game with St. Paul during a rehab assignment.

    It's not clear how long Buxton will be at Triple-A before he's activated from the injured list. It's possible he could be activated early this week.

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