With the recent trades of Fuld and Willingham the Twins outfield is...well...pretty brutal. The only two on the roster who deserve close to every day at bats are: Santana and Arcia. In a perfect world we would have Santana getting some reps at SS in order to prepare him for a potential move there in 2015. If I was running the team I would do the following:
-Bring Hicks up in the next couple of weeks.
-The Parmelee era me thinks is coming to a quick end, try to send him back to AAA, if you lose him you lose him. I don't think he has a real place on this team moving forward anyways.
-Start giving Plouffe a few starts in the corner OF, it would be good to give him a few reps for when and if Sano comes up and plays 3B.
-If Buxton performs in AA over the next couple weeks, I think you bring him up to the majors in Sept for a few reasons: You get the fans excited for 2015, you give him some reps against major league pitchers, you put a better team on the field for Sept overall etc
-Escobar prob loses some at bats with Santana taking over at SS, however give him some starts as a super utility guy at 3rd base and maybe the occasional start in the corner OF as well. However I have been impressed on what he has done at SS overall this year.
I know its probably unlikely the Twins bring up Buxton, but it would be a nice sneak preview if he is able to hack it in AA and lord knows the Twins don't exactly have an embarrassment of riches in the OF at this point.