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Byron Buxton Welcomed By Minnesota Twins

Technically, the No. 2 overall pick in the MLB Draft Byron Buxton isn't signed with the Minnesota Twins yet, but he's already being welcomed onto the team by the current players and management. According to, Buxton took a trip up to Minnesota where he met with a couple of the team's current stars and did some hitting practice.

He did well in that practice as well, putting together a couple of nice hits including a home run into the bullpen. General Manager Terry Ryan enjoyed watching Buxton spend some time with the big league guys:

"We brought him in to expose him to our major league coaches and our manager and our players," Ryan said. "I thought he did quite well out there for a young guy that came up here, 18 years old, not (having) been around the type of caliber that these guys are, but (he) did quite well there. I'm proud of that. It was good to see."

The 18 year old should be signed officially on with the Twins some time soon, at which point his baseball career and road to Minnesota can begin. Supposedly, a tentative agreement has already been put into place with Byron.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.