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The Twins Officially Sign Buxton

The Twins have officially signed 2nd overall pick outfielder Byron Buxton to his first professional contract with a $6 Million signing bonus. Buxton passed his physical Tuesday and took batting practice with the Twins. He's expected to start his pro career at rookie camp in Fort Myers, Florida with a likely promotion coming soon to play in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Buxton was the 2nd overall pick in the first round in the baseball draft last Monday.

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Twins Agree to Terms With Buxton; Host Phillies Tonight

The Twins reportedly agreed to a contract with 2nd overall pick Byron Buxton Monday. The 18-year old outfielder was selected in the first round (2nd overall) by the Twins in last Monday's baseball draft. Buxton is considered a 5-tool player right out of high school in Georgia. The new agreement with Buxton and the Twins is contingent on Buxton passing a physical today. Buxton is expected to report to rookie camp in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Twins Choose Buxton 2nd Overall Then Take Pitching

The Twins picked speedy outfielder Byron Buxton with the 2nd overall pick in the baseball entry draft Monday night. Buxton was considered by many to be the best prospect in the draft. Houston chose first and picked shortstop Carlos Correa. Buxton is 6'2 190 pounds with great speed, solid bat and great arm. He's been clocked at 99 MPH when pitching.

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MLB Draft Begins Tonight; Twins Pick #2 Overall

The Twins have the #2 overall pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft that takes place tonight at 6pm. See it on the MLB Network. Houston has the first pick and is expected to choose righthanded starting pitcher Mark Appel of Stanford. The Twins will likely choose between high school outfield prospect Byron Buxton from Georgia and starting pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer from the University of San Francisco.

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