Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.
Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

The Forums

Do we HAVE TO call a grown man "ROBBIE"?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:12 AM
There is something about adding "ie" or "y" to the ends of adult male names that chafes me a little with a few exceptions. To me, Eddie i...
Full topic ›

Article: Twins 6, Tigers 5: Twins Hold Off Tigers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:06 AM
Kyle Gibson had his longest outing of the season and everybody in the lineup recorded a hit, as the Twins celebrated a victory on the nig...
Full topic ›

Article: No Garcia Trade: Braves Balk At Twins’ Prospect’...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:44 AM
The reason Jaime Garcia pitched a gem in an Atlanta Braves uniform last night -- adding a grand slam at the plate for good measure -- rat...
Full topic ›

Gibson 2 good starts in a row-MOLITOR?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:12 AM
So you have a pitcher who has struggled! He gives you 5 strong innings two games in a row! You are looking for that forth and fifth guy y...
Full topic ›

Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/22): Perkins Return...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:28 AM
Injuries can be devastating to the careers of players. Some of the best players in baseball history have seen their careers cut short bec...
Full topic ›

Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios Promoted to Elizabethton

In a move that is rather surprising, Twins Daily has learned the 2012 first-round draft pick Byron Buxton and supplemental first-round pick Jose (J.O.) Berrios have been promoted to short-season Elizabethton.

Buxton, an 18-year-old outfielder from rural Georgia, was the #2 overall pick in this June's draft. He signed a $6 million signing bonus and reported to Ft. Myers. He missed about ten days with a hamstring injury, but has been playing well of late. In 27 games with the GCL Twins, Buxton is 19-88, hitting .216/.324/.466 (.789). He has four doubles, three triples, four home runs and 14 RBI. He has also stolen 14 bases.

Berrios, an 18-year-old right-hander from Puerto Rico, was the first of two supplemental first round picks the Twins had in the 2012 draft. He has been terrific for the GCL Twins. In eight games, he has thrown 16.2 innings. He has given up just seven hits, walked three and struckout 27 baters. He is 1-0 with four saves and a 1.08 ERA. [PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

Buxton and Berrios will join the Twins other second-round pick in Elizabethton. Right-hander Luke Bard also recently started pitching for the E-Twins after signing and doing some rehab work in the GCL. Also, the two Twins supplemental draft picks from the 2011 draft, 3B Travis Harrison and RHP Hudson Boyd are playing for the E-Twins.

The Elizabethton Twins find themselves in a familiar place a top the Appalachian League West Division. They are currently 29-14 and 5 1/2 games ahead of Johnson City and Greeneville.

Attached Image: Byron_BuxtonCard.jpg Attached Image: Jose_BerriosCard.jpg
(Check out this site for more "Cards" of top 2012 draft picks)


  • Share:
  • submit to reddit
Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

0 Comments