Byron Buxton Gaining Valuable Experience This Spring Training

By John Ginder
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The Minnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton is gaining valuable experience at Spring Training this year. Buxton, who is still quite possibly a full year away from making the Twins for good, has been able to get into both games so far.

It is almost like beating a dead horse when you mention how you can’t gauge too much during Spring Training games. Although that might be true in some cases, for a player just learning the ins and outs of MLB, it is completely different. Being around veteran players and other team personnel you might not get the chance to see on a regular basis can really have an impact. Buxton is gaining that experience now.

Buxton, is widely considered to be the top prospect in all of baseball — not just for the Twins. There is an enormous amount of pressure that comes along with that for both the player and organization. Minnesota had a bit of a scare during his time in the Arizona Fall League when he strained his left shoulder for a second time. After that, he was shut down until Spring Training.

It is still very early in the spring and in Buxton’s career to really know for sure how good he is going to be. His work ethic is second to none and the Twins will give him every opportunity to succeed. It seems that he is on pace to be a force whenever it is he reaches the big leagues.

The Twins were given some bad news when they found out that there No. 2 prospect Miguel Sano would need to undergo Tommy John surgery that will sideline him for the entire 2014 season. Sano injured his right elbow after making a throw during an intersquad game on Thursday. This is tough news for both Sano and the Twins.

As for today’s game, the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox for the second day in a row.

John Ginder is contributor for the Minnesota Twins for RantSports. You can follow him on Twitter @JGUpstateNY or add him to your network on Google.

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