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Byron Buxton cleared to join High-A Fort Myers

May 4, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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Byron Buxton — rated by most publications as the top prospect in baseball — is finally recovered from his mid-spring wrist injury and ready to resume his climb through the Twins’ minor league system.

LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Buxton has been activated from the disabled list at High-A Fort Myers in time for Sunday’s series opener against the Florida State League affiliate of the Pirates. The 20-year-old outfielder will likely be eased into everyday action.

Buxton, the second overall pick in the 2012 MLB Amatuer Draft out of a Georgia high school, batted .334/.424/.520 with 12 homers, 19 doubles, 18 triples, and 55 stolen bases in 125 games last season between Low-A Cedar Rapids and Fort Myers. He has the goods to be a mega-star.

  1. happytwinsfan - May 4, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    I took my glasses off so I could make out the headline of this post from March 2015.

    “AL Central champion Twins consider keeping Buxton on opening day roster”

  2. rgledz - May 4, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    I don’t wear glasses, but I saw something similar from 2022…..”Twins consider bringing Buxton up to the bigs to make his major league debut. The organization thinks the 28 year old outfielder is just about ready and they have maximized his time towards free agency. The Twins way!”

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