Buxton, Berrios Highlight Twins Spring Training Invites
With the offseason well underway, and the Hot Stove season starting to cool off, the next focus for teams becomes spring training. For the Twins, a lot of promise is going to start to be built in 2015, and much of that surround the excitement of big name prospects. As Minnesota prepares for players to report to spring training, they have handed out their non-roster spring training invites.
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Highlighting the group is Jose Berrios and Byron Buxton, but there are plenty of other exciting prospects that will get their first crack at time with the big league club.
Brandon Warne did a great job of compiling the list:
For those not well versed with non-roster ramifications, it applies to the 40 man roster. Miguel Sano, Max Kepler, Eddie Rosario and others are all on the Twins 40 man roster. As far as the non-roster invites go, of course it will be great for Twins fans to get a better glimpse at both Buxton and Berrios.
Other names to watch are Hamburger and Turner. Turner profiles as a catcher that could very quickly make a big league difference behind the plate. His bat is lagging behind, but he could always be a defensive asset. Mark Hamburger is a local product from the Twin Cities who was removed from baseball after failing drug tests for marijuana. He appeared in the majors previously with the Texas Ranges, and is working on the ultimate goal of returning.
No matter who you are looking forward to, there is plenty of excitement to be had down in Fort Myers this spring.
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