Minnesota Twins Send Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios And More To Minor League Camp
Its official, Byron Buxton will not be with the Minnesota Twins on Opening Day. It doesn’t come as a shock, but any hope of that sort of thing happening has been squashed. Buxton was among nine players who were reassigned to minor league camp.
Another big name to be sent to the minors was Jose Berrios. The right-handed pitcher performed rather well in his outings with the Twins, but the 20-year-old was still sent away.
German sensation outfielder Max Kepler was optioned to Double-A Chattanooga and will be playing for manager Doug Mientkiewicz to start the season.
Miguel Sano remains with the big league club for the moment. Sano has hit some blasts of home runs so far in spring, but it should not be expected for Sano to break camp with the major league club. (UPDATE: And then a second round of cuts came after Sunday’s game…)
Others sent to minor league camp on Sunday were:
- Ryan O’Rourke – left-handed pitcher
- Taylor Rogers – left-handed pitcher
- Tyler Duffy – right-handed pitcher
- Mitch Garver – catcher
- Stuart Turner – catcher
- Heiker Meneses – infielder
The cuts leave 52 players in camp for the Minnesota Twins, 17 of those are non-roster invitees.
As MLB.com notes, this was the first ever round of cuts for new manager Paul Molitor and pitching coach Neil Allen.
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