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The Twins Officially Sign Buxton

courtesy of Pine Tar Press

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.

Buxton is 6’2 185 pounds and is described to look like B.J. Upton with great speed and a tremendous arm.  Buxton is expected to develop power and is already the fastest player in the organization and has a fastball clocked in the mid-90s.  Buxton could develop into a Justin Upton/Matt Kemp type of player.  Buxton is only 18 years old and was selected right out of high school in Georgia by the Twins.

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