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Byron Buxton Triples in Saints Debut

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Some dude named Byron Buxton is making his debut for the Saint Paul Saints tonight. The Minnesota Twins are pretty high on this guy, even if he didn’t have a scoreboard profile picture when Tuesday’s game started at CHS Field. In the sixth inning, we saw why they’re so excited for Buxton‘s return. Facing an 0-1 count, Byron sat on a fastball and blasted it to the opposite field wall, before stretching out his hip-flexor and tearing up the infield on his way to 3rd base for a triple.

Inserting Byron Buxton into this Minnesota Twins lineup would be the equivalent of adding an early-season MVP candidate who plays a better centerfield than anyone else in baseball. He looks ready to me. Oh, and the Saints eventually found a (probably photoshopped) picture of Buxton in a Twins uniform for their scoreboard.

I can’t wait to see this dude at Target Field. I’m SURE he’s electric. The Saints also put out this very informative video on how to properly pronounce “Byron Buxton”.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan