The best news the Twins have heard lately: That Byron Buxton's toe is in bad shape.

Buxton went on the disabled list after admitting that he can't push off on his broken toe. Why is this relatively good news?

Because the way Buxton was swinging, if there wasn't a physical problem holding him back, the only other conclusion we could reach would be that he had regressed as a hitter by two years.

What we know now is that Buxton couldn't land properly on his left foot, leading to his unconventional swing becoming even less conventional.

Buxton has had two spurts in the majors during which he looked like an All-Star: September of 2016 and the second half of 2017. If he takes an approach that gives him a chance to make contact, the ball will jump off of his bat.

If he can land properly on his left foot.

JIM SOUHAN