"He's got an incredibly bright future," Antonetti said.
Lindor, 21, was reassigned to minor-league camp on March 26, before the start of the regular season. He will open the season at Triple-A Columbus. In 2014, Lindor hit .273 with five homers and 14 RBI in 38 games at Triple-A.
"The only thing he needs to work on is experience, he just needs to play," manager Terry Francona said. He's probably an injury away."
Also sent to minor-league camp were infielder
Buxton played just 31 games in 2014 due to wrist and concussion issues and finished with a .240/.313/.405 line along with four home runs, 16 RBI and six stolen bases in 121 at-bats with high Class A Fort Myers. He also went 0 for 3 at the Double-A level. Buxton is making his second straight appearance atop MLB.com's top prospect list.
The rest of MLB.com's top-five prospects (in order) are
Francona added he is also satisified having to open the season with Jose Ramirez and Mike Aviles at shortstop.
Lindor has played just 38 games above Double-A. He hit .276 with 11 home runs, 16 doubles, 62 RBI, 75 runs and 28 stolen bases in 126 games between Double-A and Triple-A last season.
Lindor finished the season at Triple-A Columbus, batting .273 with five home runs, 14 RBI and three stolen bases in 38 games there.
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