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Carlos Correa Contract Shouldn't Effect Twins Negotiations With Byron Buxton

When the Houston Astros came to terms with Carlos Correa, the No. 1 overall draft selection in this week's First-Year Player Draft, Correa ended up signing for much less than the recommended signing bonus amount of $7.2 million (he ended up signing for $4.8 million). Despite the Astros getting a discount for their top-pick, the Minnesota Twins have no plans to allow that to impact the negotiations with the team's top-pick, Byron Buxton.

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That Correa signed for significantly less than the recommended bonus shouldn't adversely affect the Twins' ability to sign Buxton, VP for player personnel Mike Radcliff said Friday morning, June 8.

"We've taken our players realizing what we think we're going to have to pay," Radcliff said.

The recommended signing bonus for Buxton is $6.2 million. The Twins are expecting that signing him will be fairly easy and it may come as early as next week (assuming he passes a physical).

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