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Twins close to deal with No. 2 overall pick Byron Buxton

Jun 10, 2012, 5:03 PM EST

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Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune was informed by the agent for No. 2 pick Byron Buxton on Sunday that a contract agreement is drawing near between the Twins and the 18-year-old outfielder.

Buxton is scheduled to arrive in the Twins Cities on Monday morning and will likely take his customary pre-signing physical Tuesday. If all goes well, a deal should be formally announced by Wednesday night.

The recommended slot bonus for the second overall pick this year is $6.2 million, but Astros selection Carlos Correa — a high school shortstop and the top overall pick in last week’s amateur draft — signed for only $4.8 million. And that might have a small effect on the market for the players taken below him.

Buxton is a five-tool talent. He once hit a ball into the top row of the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field.

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