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Twins prospect Byron Buxton taken off Double-A field in ambulance after collision

A frightening scene unfolded in New Britain on Wednesday night.

Top Minnesota Twins’ prospect Byron Buxton was making his first appearance after being called up to Double-A. According to Dom Amore of the Hartford Courant, Buxton was involved in a violent outfield collision and had to be taken off the field in an ambulance.

The following timeline comes from Amore:

Buxton and fellow top prospect Miguel Sano have been the signs of hope for a dwindling Minnesota Twins’ franchise for a while now.

Before getting bumped up to New Britain, Buxton had batted .240/.313/.405 in high A ball. While the numbers are not overwhelming, the Twins understandably thought they had seen enough to call him up to the next level.

Those issues loom for later. For now the Twins, along with the rest of us, will send thoughts and prayers to Buxton and hope that he is OK after what is reported to be a nasty collision.

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