Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was on MLBNetwork Radio's Power Alley with Jim Duquette and Mike Ferrin this morning and fielded questions regarding the recent promotion of the organization's top prospect Byron Buxton to Double-A New Britain.
Gardenhire was asked if the move signified a potential September call-up to Minnesota. Gardenhire threw cold water on that theory.
“I would imagine because he has missed so much time this year I think that they’re just trying to get to a level and see how he competes at that level,” Gardenhire told the MLB Network Radio. “He’s missed an awful lot of baseball with this wrist thing and ultimately that’s what we thought was going to happen – that he was going to end up in Double-A or somewhere near there this year. They’re going get him there and let him face some pretty good competition. My guess is that he probably definitely won’t be making it up here this year but I can still hope, you guys can still hope and that’s what we’re going to do, we’re going to hope that he really takes off and we get to take a look at him.”
You can listen to Ron Gardenhire's response on SoundCloud here.