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Buxton Named Batavia Downs Player of the Week

August 17, 2015 - International League (IL) - Rochester Red Wings News Release

Rochester Red Wings outfielder Byron Buxton has been named the Batavia Downs Gaming and Racetrack Player of the Week for the period of Aug. 10-16. He was also named the International League Batter of the Week for the same period.

For the week, Buxton batted .400 (14-for-35) with 7 runs scored, a homer and 4 RBI. He joined the Wings August 7 on a rehab assignment, then was optioned to Rochester on August 10. He has at least one hit in each of the 11 games he's played for the Red Wings.

More on Buxton:

The 21-year-old Buxton was ranked No. 1 overall prospect by entering the 2014 and 2015 seasons...missed most of the 2014 season with injuries....Selected by the Minnesota Twins in the first round (second overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Appling County High School in Baxley, Ga

Batavia Downs Racetrack and Batavia Downs Gaming present the award each week during the regular season. Batavia Downs Gaming is a Video Gaming Center owned and operated by Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation in association with the New York Lottery. Western OTB is a public benefit corporation in the State of New York.

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