Top prospect Byron Buxton re-injures wrist

Twins prospect Byron Buxton's advancement has been derailed by injury.
Twins prospect Byron Buxton's advancement has been derailed by injury. (USATSI)

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Twins minor-league center fielder Byron Buxton was named the top prospect in all of baseball by every major outlet this spring. It has been downhill from there in 2014, however, as Buxton has missed all but five games in High-A this season due to a wrist injury. And now he has aggravated it.

Buxton will have an MRI on his left wrist in the next few days in order to compare the results to an MRI he had back in spring training when he first injured the wrist, reports MLB.com.

Buxton, 20, was just 3 for 20 (.150) with a double and homer through his first five games this year with High-A Fort Myers. He was slated to spend most of this season at Double-A, but started in High-A to work himself back into form after the injury.

Last season, Buxton hit .334/.424/.520 with 19 doubles, 18 triples, 12 homers, 77 RBI, 109 runs, 55 stolen bases and defensive plays like you'll see below in 125 games between Class A and High-A:

Hopefully he gets this wrist situation resolved soon. Baseball will be better for it once he arrives in the majors.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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