It looks to be only a matter of time before high school outfielder Byron Buxton's contract negotiations wrap up. According to a report by the Star Tribune's Joe Christensen, the Twins are planning to bring Buxton in for a physical on Monday.
Despite the fact that No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa signed for $2.4 million less than the recommended signing bonus based on his slot, the Twins don't appear likely to get off with a similar discount for the flashy five-tool outfielder. Buxton's recommended bonus is $6.2 million, and Minnesota's organization knew immediately when it selected him that he would certainly command that type of a deal.
Once the formalities are sorted out and Buxton passes his physical, it's expected that the Twins will put the finishing touches on everything and announce a deal in the coming days. Seeing as how Minnesota is currently riding a four-game winning streak and looks like a much-improved team on the field, the upcoming week might just be filled with a bunch good news for Minnesota baseball fans.
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