The outfielder Byron Buxton spoke about his decision to re-sign a seven-year extension with the Minnesota Twins instead of playing through the 2022 season and entering the free agent market next winter.
Reports dating back to July have indicated that the Twins and Buxton were hoping to work something out, with the 28-year-old saying “loyalty was an important thing for me and my family” when it came to contract negotiations:
Buxton expressed his appreciation for the Twins who stuck with him and wanted to build around him despite a litany of injuries. He added that since being selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft, his goals have been to make it to the Majors, play for a long time and spend his career with a team.
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There is no guarantee that the last part will come to fruition, but in addition to a guarantee of 100 million dollarsThe 6-foot-1, 180-pound Buxton’s contract included a full no-trade clause.
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MLB: Outfielder Byron Buxton shows his loyalty to Twins and explains why he signed an extension