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Report: Twins, Buxton agree to 7-year, $100M extension

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The Minnesota Twins and outfielder Byron Buxton agreed to a seven-year, $100-million contract extension Sunday, a source told The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

Buxton's extension include a full no-trade clause.

The oft-injured 27-year-old was one of baseball's top performers last season when he was on the field, posting a .306/.358/.647 slash line with 19 home runs, 32 RBIs, and nine steals in 61 games. Buxton missed a large chunk of the campaign with a fractured hand and hip strain.

He's played more than 100 games in a season only once in his career, appearing in 140 contests in 2017.

Buxton has spent his entire seven-year career with the Twins after they selected him second overall in the 2012 draft.

The native of Georgia has been terrific for the Twins over the past three seasons, slugging .575 with a 135 wRC+ while amassing 8.1 WAR in 187 games, according to FanGraphs.

The one-time Gold Glover has also played tremendous defense for Minnesota, generating 60 defensive runs saved throughout his career, including 10 last season.

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