Byron Buxton does not have a unused contract yet. He doesn’t have a target return history from his current injury either.
The Minnesota Twins center player still has a powerful desire to remain with the organization, despite his eligibility for free agency following next season.
Buxton said on Monday that negotiations over an extension are still begin, even though his agent rejected the latest offer from the team final week.
“Everyone knows I want to be here. It’s just one of those things. We didn’t come to an agreement, but it’s not the first time it’s happened. We’ve had so many conversations prior, and it’s not the end. You never know how many chances there are. They should relate it to each other.” I’m here with the twins. I’m contracting with twins next year, and I hope to be with the twins to finish my career. It’s unfortunate at the moment.”
Buxton has missed the former five weeks with a broken left pinky finger following taking a knock there, and it was the final bout of bad luck that dogged him and the twins during a career that began as a second general pick in the 2012 draft. He’s missed 39 games with a tense right thigh prior that, with only three days left between List of injured.
For a player who has appeared in over 92 games only once in seven major league seasons, avoiding frustration with baseball’s business side is undoubtedly easier.
“For me, it’s more about coming back here to compete with my teammates and getting back in play again,” Buxton said. “Obviously I’ve been out for a while so that’s not my main focus at the moment.” .
The two sides talked about extending the period. The Athletic, citing unnamed sources, reported on Sunday that the Buxton camp had rejected a counter-offer of $80 million from the twins over seven years. His injury history made it firm to determine his market value. For his part, Buxton did not seem uncomfortable when asked about the contract status in an interview with reporters prior the match.
“Everyone’s on pleasing terms. I’m distinguished here. Glad to be here,” Buxton said, adding, “My reps know I want to be here, so they take that into account. So I don’t really have to say a lot of other things because they know where I wanna be “.
Buxton was playing catch with his teammates, wearing a soft protective cap on his hand, but not much more than that.
“I was competent to come onto the field and realize that every day is a blessing. I am grateful to be here. It made me cherish that moment a little bit better, to want to come back more,” he said.
Whenever he returns, disappointing twins can look a lot distinct. They have already dealt with designated hitter Nelson Cruz, and the deadline to trade is four days.
“You might feel some of that just because we already had a deal going down, a trade that had something to do with one of our guys that meant a lot to our group and was here and was a big number for us,” said manager Rocco Baldele. But the truth is, frankly, you never know, and reacting in any way prior something goes down is really taking us further away from what we’re trying to do.”