Twins sign Byron Buxton to multiyear extension: reports

By , Audacy Sports

The Twins have reached a multi-year contract extension with star outfielder Byron Buxton, according to multiple media reports.

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The new deal is said to be for seven years and $100 million, and will include a full no-trade clause, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

The electrifying, oft-injured Buxton was limited to 61 games and 254 plate appearances in 2021 but was hugely productive when active, posting a robust 1.007 OPS with 19 home runs.

The former No. 1 overall draft pick, who turns 28 this month, was worth 4.2 wins above replacement last season by Fangraphs' version of the metric, a figure that hints at his MVP potential.

Buxton was set to enter the final year of his contract in 2022, prompting questions about his long-term place in the Twins organization, and whether they might perhaps explore a trade for their uber-talented center fielder.

Instead, the Twins appear to have sent a clear message that they consider Buxton a part of their future.

ESPN's Jeff Passan was first to report the agreement had been reached.

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