Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they plan to select the contract of outfielder Byron Buxton from Double-A Chattanooga.
Buxton, 21, will be looking to make his major league debut after hitting .283 (67-for-237) with seven doubles, 12 triples, six home runs, 20 stolen bases and 37 RBI in 59 games for the Lookouts this season. The Baxley, Georgia native was ranked as the top prospect in baseball by MLB.com entering this season and Twins top prospect by Baseball America. Earlier this week, he was named a Southern League All-Star.
Buxton (#25) will be in uniform and available for Sunday’s game at Texas. To make room for Buxton, the Twins will make a corresponding roster move prior to tomorrow’s game.