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Parker Hageman
06-19-2013, 10:11 AM
Minnesota Twins outfield prospect Max Kepler (http://twinsdaily.com/adopt-prospect-2013/6092-max-kepler.html) tweeted today that he is finally leaving the extended spring training and heading to join the Cedar Rapids Kernals (https://twitter.com/kepleroni/status/347369138441834496).

The 20-year-old German-born Kepler had a fantastic season at Elizabethton as a 19-year-old last year, hitting .297/.387/.539 with 10 home runs in addition to 16 doubles and a manageable 27-to-33 walks-to-strikeouts ratio. He was also successful in swiping seven bases in seven attempts.

Kepler was in Ft Myers nursing an elbow injury back to health.

mike wants wins
06-19-2013, 10:54 AM
Great news.

jjswol
06-19-2013, 11:44 AM
Great, can't wait to see what Max can accomplish in Cedar Rapids.

Steve Penz
06-19-2013, 12:26 PM
CR will need to make some outfield space...hmmm. How could they accomplish that?

Seth Stohs
06-19-2013, 01:03 PM
As of a half-hour ago, Buxton has NOT been promoted. that said, it's no surprise. They aren't even back from Dayton yet. I would expect/assume that once they get home, Jake will get a chance to talk to him (and/or others).

As was pointed out in other forums, Kepler has played CF in Extended Spring Training games the last couple of days. Indicates that his elbow is at least "good enough." I guess we'll see.