Twins end top prospect Byron Buxton's minor league season

Tuesday August 19th, 2014

The Minnesota Twins top prospect, outfielder Byron Buxton, will miss the remainder of the minor league season after suffering a concussion in an outfield collision with a teammate last week.

Buxton, who is also Baseball America's top prospect, was carted off the field in an ambulance during a Double-A game in New Britain, Conn. after colliding with outfield teammate Mike Kvasnicka.

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Twins general manager Terry Ryan did not expect Buxton to be available for the rest of the year. New Britain's season ends Sept. 1 and Ryan said Buxton might play in the fall league that starts in October.

"I would doubt it," Ryan said to when asked if Buxton will return this season.  "They're on the road for 11 days and he's going to be in Florida and we still have to go through the protocol to get him cleared. So I don't think we're going to mess with it."

GIF: Byron Buxton's collision with teammate Mike Kvasnic... on Twitpic

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