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Twins prospect Byron Buxton placed on Minor League disabled list

By on 5/12/2014 07:00:00 AM

The Minnesota Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers in the final game of a weekend series by the score of 4-3. The win improved the Twins to 17-19 on the season. On the injury front, top prospect Byron Buxton was placed on the seven-day Minor League disabled list with a sprained left wrist.

As reported by Rhett Bollinger of, Buxton reinjured his left wrist sliding on Thursday and according to Twins director of Minor League operations Brad Steil, will undergo an MRI on his left wrist in the next few days.

Buxton originally injured his wrist diving for a ball in the outfield on March 16.  He was shut down for several weeks and returned to extended spring training on April 26.  Buxton was 3-for-20 in five games for Class A Advanced Fort Myers in five games.  He was set to continue to play at Fort Myers and advance to Double-A New Britain, until the original injury in spring training set him back.

Buxton was the second overall pick of the 2012 draft and may be the best overall prospect in baseball. Buxton batted .248 with five home runs and 20 RBI in the Rookie League in 2012. Last season, Buxton batted .334 with 19 doubles, 18 triples, 12 home runs, 77 RBI and 55 stolen bases in Single-A.

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